History of Farming on Long Island

Geology and Geography

With fertile, well-drained soils, ample sunshine, abundant freshwater, and proximity to wholesale and retail markets, it is not surprising that Long Island is one of the most important agricultural regions in NY state.

 

With over 100 different crops grown, Long Island growers and producers are proud to offer an agricultural diversity that few other areas in the state can match. Long Island farmers continue their commitment to providing abundant, high-quality products, such as; vegetables and potatoes, fruits, wine and grapes, poultry and livestock, nursery and floriculture products and shellfish, and seafood.

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