Phillip and Sandi Munson

Canandaigua, NY

phillipmunson@yahoo.com

The Farm

Phil Munson of Fisher Hill Farm in Bristol has been farming his whole life.  He started driving a tractor at age 5 on the 100-acre farm that his parents purchased in 1978 in the rolling Bristol hills.  Phil grows vegetables on 20 acres of the farm.

Products

Strawberries, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cantaloupe, carrots, cucumber, eggplant, leeks, lettuce, onion, parsnips, peas, pepper, pumpkin, radish, spinach, summer squash, winter squash, tomato, watermelon, gourds, Indian corn, sweet corn, herbs, sunflowers, potatoes, gladiola, mums, turkey

Growing Practices

Fisher Hill is a conventional farm that practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques to minimize chemicals used for pest and disease control.  Phil plants cover crops on the fallow land to replenish the soil, which he describes as heavy clay with lots of stones.  Phil says, “We are a family farm looking to keep our soils and business healthy for many years.  We have some crops that we don’t even spray at all, such as strawberries, beets, and lettuce.  We are always looking to reduce sprays at all times.”