Gary Gemme and David Wojciechowski, Harvest Farm

2003 Local Hero Awardees


Gary and David of Harvest Farm:

  • have shown a commitment to sustaining agriculture by working to make their farm profitable and successful
  • have employed best practices such as Integrated Pest Management, crop rotations, and organic methods
  • have represented Valley farmers at meetings, conferences, and other events to promote local agriculture
  • have, as founding members of the Pioneer Valley Growers Association, worked to develop new markets and distribution channels
  • have mentored beginning farmers
  • have joined with other farmers to buy the Oxford Pickle Company, thereby keeping over 100 local residents employed and hundreds of acres of farmland productive

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