In the year 2010 The Davis’ will be celebrating a very important anniversary for us. We have been growing Peaches on Long island for 100 years.
The first peach trees were planted by Mr. Archer Davis in 1910 on our farm in Mount Sinai, New York. His son, David T. Davis has perfected the art and is still the driving force behind the farm today.
Before growing peaches the family raised vegetables such as cauliflower and peppers and tomatoes, as well as all of the other crops produced on Long Island. They also raised chicken and kept some animals. The family dates back to the mid 1700′s on Long Island.
After the death of his father, David took over the operation of the farm while still in High School. It was his decision to concentrate on peaches and to abandon the other crops and livestock.
We are sure glad he did because nobody knows how to grow peaches like Mr. Davis.
There is nothing left of the original Farm in Mount Sinai, only memories and stories of the past. The farm is now located in Wading River, New York.
For our Anniversary we are planning on opening up a brand new farm stand just a stone’s throw away from our Orchard. We hope to be able to offer both U-Pick and a Farmer’s Market for our loyal customers.
We look forward to seeing you all again real soon, and hope to be able to maintain this tradition for another 100 Years! Mrs. Davis