Erdle Farm started out nearly 40 years ago with a few small, 100+ year old Concord vineyards. Over time their Silver Creek farm has expanded with additional vineyards and berry plantings. Concord grapes still make up the majority of their acreage, producing those juicy grapes that are destined each fall for the presses at our cooperative.
Working with Nature
Our family farm has long followed sustainable farming practices with the intent of having the smallest environmental impact possible. We value our working relationship with Cornell University and adhere to Cornell’s recommendations, as well as those of the Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program. In farming our land season after season, we’re mindful of how those we interact with are affected, whether it’s our neighbors that live beside our farms, the bees in our hives that do the pollinating in the spring, or our customers that visit our farm or at the market.