Wickham’s Fruit Farm, in Cutchogue, Suffolk County, has received New York's top agricultural environmental award – the 2016 Agricultural Environmental Management Award.
Each year, the award honors the outstanding efforts of a New
York state farm to protect and preserve soil and water quality.
Wickham’s Fruit Farm is the first fruit farm and the first farm on Long
Island to receive this accolade.
Wickham’s Fruit Farm was recognized, along with the Suffolk County Soil
and Water Conservation District, during a ceremony at Empire Farm Days
in Seneca Falls.
The state Department of Agriculture and
Markets, the Empire State Potato Growers, and the
American Agriculturist Magazine presented the award to ninth generation
farm owner Tom Wickham for the family’s long established history of
implementing conservation best management practices that benefit the
environment and protect the community.