Rick Minkus has a passion for farming that stemmed from a young age. It started when he raised 10 acres of onions in high school. After High School he took a job at a local farm co-op (Agway) spraying and fertilizing for farmers throughout the Orange County region, all the while continuing to grow his own crops. For a few years Rick decided to try his hand at Dairy farming, but soon realized his passion for farming leaned more towards growing produce.
Then in 2002, Rick’s partner decided to retire and he had the opportunity to take sole ownership of the business. With this expansion Rick’s two sons, Joe his oldest and Tom his youngest joined the family farm. Their fabrication and heavy equipment skills are essential to the daily operations of the farm, and they helped grow the business to what it is today. Today, the family farm operations now exceeds 1500 acres of owned and leased land.