Barsuglia Farms was founded back in 1949 by Walter Barsuglia. Walter started growing basic crops like green beans, cucumbers and sweet potatoes. Then in 1952, Maurice Barsuglia Sr. and his wife Elaine joined Walter in the farming operation. In time, they expanded the crops being raised to include lettuce, eggplant, and peppers. Maurice Sr. started looking for ways to improve his crops by experimenting with plastic mulch and drip irrigation. He continued to look for ways to grow the best quality produce until his passing in 1982.
In 1983, at the age of 26, Maurice Barsuglia Jr along with his mother Elaine and sister Debbie, took over the farming operations after his father's passing. Taking the lessons learned and possessing his father's passion for quality, Maurice Jr. expanded the operation by procuring more land and by expanding the varieties of produce being grown. He also implemented computerized soil moisture programs along with drip irrigation techniques to conserve water and energy, improving the quality of every package being sold.
Maurice Jr. is now joined by his son Brian Barsuglia, who started farming in 2005. Working together, they have further expanded farming operations to include greenhouse production and repacking services, adding to an already thriving farming operation. Brian currently runs the day to day field operations for the farm among other responsibilities. He too is passionate about farming and the quality of crops grown, just like his father, grandfather and great grandfather before him, belonging to a great tradition in farming excellence. Brian is joined by his sister Kelly Pritchett who is responsible for record keeping for GAP's certification, food safety, training and other records.
New Italy Brand
At Barsuglia Farms, we are proud of our New Italy Brand. Passion for quality is paramount. Extra time, effort and attention to detail goes into every box we pack to ensure our produce is deserving of the New Italy Brand title. When you buy New Italy Brand, you can be assured of the best quality produce available.