A family owned farm featuring over 12 acres of u-pick strawberries, 8 acres of u-pick blueberries, 1/2 acre blackberries and 2 acres of red raspberries. Our fall harvest includes a u-pick pumpkin patch and a corn "maize" to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Unlike many u-pick fruit operations, we WELCOME and ENCOURAGE children of ALL ages to come and experience the fun of u-pick!
Here at Greg's we take a biological approach, combining many organic practices along with conventional agriculture, to produce healthy soil, healthy plants, and healthy fruits and vegetables for you to enjoy.
We are not an organic farm. We realize that some people, for medical reasons must be vigilant of pesticides. In chemistry, anything based on carbon is an organic compound. Simply said - a more natural way of farming relies primarily on organic matter.
We use some simple and old practices that even our great-grandparents used. Crop rotation, manures, chicken compost, hydrolyzed fish and kelp are just a few.
Healthy plants can naturally fight off disease and insect pressure, minimizing our need to use pesticides. If need be, however, we do use some. Our investment in time and money is too great. We all want to eat healthy!
We never over spray. Our strawberries, for example, are sprayed once with an insecticide in early May before bloom. Sometimes during fruit formation and even harvest, wet weather conditions can cause loss of fruit and fruit quality. Fungicides that we use to help maintain quality fruit are specially formulated to be used during this time. They are always applied properly.
We work hard here at Greg's to bring you quality produce. Produce that tastes good and produce that's good for you.
Hope to see you in the Berry Patch!
-Sandy & Greg Spoth