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Place Category: Garden Centers
250 Old Country Road
Melville, NY 11747
White Post Farms, as it is today, evolved from a family-owned and operated vegetable farm. The vegetables were trucked to the Brooklyn market during a period that began in the 1920’s and continued into the 1980’s. There was little change in the way farming was done for the first forty years of its existence.
The 1960’s brought rapid change to the character of the farm. These changes reflected the trends and interests of the second generation of family members. A roadside farm stand was opened in 1964 and Greenhouses were erected so flower and vegetable plants could be grown therein. White Post Farms was one of the first farms on Long Island to erect greenhouses for the purpose of growing plants to sell at both retail and wholesale.
The 1990’s produced more changes to the farm’s character, again reflecting the trends and interests of yet another generation of the family: the third generation. Across this country farms are becoming the destination for American families seeking a different kind of experience, as in years gone by when city kids used to visit their country cousins.
Today schools and camps look to farms for educational tours as well as fun experiences. Families come to experience a one-day getaway. It is a time to bond and share in a park-like setting with the added benefit of a farm environment. A treat that is hard to find now-a-days. White Post Farms Animal Farm gives everyone a chance to learn about, interact with and enjoy animals in a natural farm setting.
White Post Animal Farm uses its unique character for the benefit of the community as well as for community organizations. Through events like the Annual Fall Farm Festival White Farms continues an age old tradition of country fairs with a modern twist. The Annual Fall Festival is a fun filled family day that has become an annual tradition for many families. The Fall Festival boasts hayrides, children shows, games, food and pumpkin picking.
White Post Farms continues to support schools and organizations in their efforts to enrich the lives of those in need. Fundraisers are a big part of supporting community efforts and White Post Farms is a proud contributor.