History of Adams Fairacre Farms
In 1919 Ralph A. Adams and his wife, Mary Rogers Adams, purchased 50 acres of farmland on Dutchess Turnpike in Poughkeepsie, New York. They worked the land, selling fresh produce to area retailers. By 1933 they had four children—Diana, Dorothy, Ralph and Donald—and a successful farmstand. Adams Fairacre Farms was born.
At first they were just selling fruits and vegetables, but soon people were asking for more. “Once you sell the produce, they want cheese, then meats, then a deli. It was a slow, natural progression,” says Donald. “And as we had supplies for the farm, people wanted fertilizer or plants from us, so we added the garden center.”
Eventually, sons Ralph and Donald took over the business and continued the family tradition of providing customers with quality products and first rate service. Today, Donald’s sons Patrick and Steven lead the business forward.