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With over 40 years of "hands on" experience in growing a vast variety of crops in Bermuda and abroad along with ongoing research in cropping systems we continue to set the pace in responsibly grown produce in Bermuda. Indeed we have researched and developed many crops that are often copied by the local industry. We are pleased to have an excellent team that have been with us for decades.       

We have had the pleasure of producing Bermuda's annual gift of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for some time. After meeting with Her Majesty it was clearly conveyed that her annual gift was indeed one of the highlights in her year. It was only after being so poorly treated by a not so civil servant that Tom refused to continue this tradition. The apologies written by the offending not so civil servant, the Minister of the Environment of the day & the Governor can be seen in our Home Farm Market to this day.    

Our list of field grown crops is extensive with many cultural techniques dramatically improving both quality& yield over the years. We grow just about everything from arugula to zucchini, basil to yams. We have locally pioneered such crop improvements as raised bed plastic culture of strawberries, drip irrigation and many time saving mechanical innovations that are commonly used here today. Our thrust has always been toward responsible, clean farming. A difficult task in tiny, densely populated Bermuda.  

Another highlight of Wadson's Farm has been the development of the production of sweet potatoes locally. Sweet potatoes are on permanent quarantine embargo because of the risk of the importation of the sweet potato weevil. It is not possible to import sweet potatoes or any part thereof. Some 25 years of diligent research using a massive set of contacts, including State Secretaries of Agriculture, technical assistants, leading farmers & willing laboratories both locally and overseas, along with the assistance of the Senior Plant Protection Officer finally allowed a breakthrough on this front. We were able to locate the micro propagation lab at the University of North Carolina who were regularly producing virus free sweet potato stock. The virus of concern was feathery mottle virus. This stock was distributed to a select group of farmers who had built elaborate screen houses to eliminate the vectors that might transfer the virus or weevil. The plants were the cleanest available in a number of high performing varieties. Tom & the Senior Plant Protection Officer went to inspect the facilities first hand. We were indeed impressed.  The details of scientific production were clearly explained and a positive way forward was recognised. Our initial plantings were conducted on raised bed plastic. The plant supplier had never heard of anyone using this production technique. It was indeed a success as we were able to almost triple the North American average yield!  

Much progress has been made in enhancing both the quality & quantity of this food source locally. Our aim is to have a high quality, clean & responsibly grown year round supply of this very nutritious crop. We are pleased to be the only operation ever licensed to grow to grow this exceptional variety outside of the U.S.   

We pride ourselves in growing technically challenging crops. Celery was once a commonly grown crop in Bermuda. It was a key export. It requires land with a high water capacity & can have very demanding nutritional requirements. Our favorite growing area is in the lowland at our home farm. Celery root or celeriac is also grown here.   Our ability to cultivate great tasting, clean, nutritious crops is really helped by using pastured poultry as a rotation in our cropping systems. The natural manuring component has had a substantial effect on reducing disease pressure in our vegetable crops.

Wadson's Farm CSADecember 19th, 2016

An example of a 'Full Fresh Produce Share' provided at Wadson's Farm The Wadson’s Farm CSA provides weekly “shares” of fresh locally grown produce. Our peak growing season runs roug

Farm ToursDecember 16th, 2016

  Youth Farm Tours   We offer tours at Wadson’s Farm and around our facilities by arrangement. Youth farm tours are $6.00 per person and go for an hour and a half, depending on the g

Summer CSA Season begins on 5/12/2017December 16th, 2016

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