Anthony Emmi started the farm in 1946 in the city of North Syracuse, New York, where he sold his fruits and vegetables at his roadside stand and the Syracuse Regional Market. He later passed it down to his son, Carmen Emmi, and his son-in-law, Sam Mangano, who, over the years, increased the farm to 80 acres. Under their management, the farm was incorporated as Emmi & Sons Inc. in 1961.
Carmen Emmi's eldest son, Tony Emmi, joined the farm in 1992, and is the present General Manager. In 1994, shortly after his return, the main Baldwinsville location was established. This includes the packing facility, greenhouses, maintenance shop, farm stand, and housing for 60 seasonal employees. The farm currently includes 300 acres of fruits and vegetables, and employs nearly 100 people during the season, including a majority of Carmen Emmi's grandchildren.
Emmi Farms uses an Integrated Pest Management Plan to limit our farm's impact on the environment and improve soils and farm sustainability.
We also invest in microirrigation, in order to conserve water, fertilizer, fuel and pesticides.
We use Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to ensure the safest production, packaging, handling and storage of our produce. We also follow a Food Safety Plan to produce the safest food for your family.
To obtain legal workers, we use the H-2A Agricultural Worker Program, and hire U.S. Citizens, as well.