Teddy C. Smiarowski Farm
Address: 487 Main Street Hatfield, MA, 01038
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Phone: 413-247-5181
About Us
1950 was a big year for the Smiarowski family. Teddy Smiarowski, who grew up on a diversified farm in Montague, Massachusetts, married his wife Eleanor, purchased 70 acres in Hatfield and founded Smiarowski Farm. Eventually, brothers Bernie, Ron, John and Jim joined the family business and never looked back. When you ask Bernie how he got into farming, his answer is simple: “I’ve been farming all my life.”

John Smiarowski and his three brothers Bernie, Ron, and Jim, have since taken over the operations of the farm from their father. Each brother plays a different role in the maintenance of the farm such as planting, harvesting, sales, and irrigation. The farm has also expanded from 70 acres to almost 700 acres in the 64 years that it has been in operation. While potatoes are their main crop, there are about 10 acres devoted to strawberries.
For the last fifteen years, Bernie has been working with the University of Massachusetts extension office to implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) standards on the farm. All the strawberry fields are scouted regularly for pests by experts from UMASS which allows the fruit to be sprayed as little as possible and with the least toxic chemicals available. Bernie also employs many IPM practices on the potato fields. “We don’t like working with chemicals,” explains Bernie, “but sometimes it can be a necessity. This way, we are using the least amount possible.”