Keeping Diversified Farming in the Family
Jim Vincent began farming in Sussex County, Delaware with just a single-row cultivator and two mules. Today Jim’s grandsons, Ray and Clay, operate Vincent Farms in the same area as their grandfather, but in many different ways. Besides producing an array of fruits and vegetables in different locations to maximize their “growing season”, Ray and Clay also maintain a herd of cattle and a flock of show sheep, produce seedlings for surrounding farms, and even sell irrigation supplies to growers as far away as Honduras. As you can see, this is a very diversified farm. The brothers have found great success in the diverse nature of their operation but only stick to what they know they are good at.
If you’d like to read more about the diverse nature of Vincent Farms, check out our most recent issue of the Leader and read the full story on page 8!