Edgewood has a long family history of farming in Groveland, New York.
In the 1870's Craig Phelps great, great - grandfather Robert Wilson owned and farmed on the Aten Road farm. Today, Edgewood is owned and managed by the fifth generation, Craig Phelps. However the sixth generation, Clay Phelps, is actively mangling the farming operations. It is extremely important to the Phelps family to do everything possible to continue this farm’s success for many generations to come.
They have worked very hard over the years to maintain and improve their land. They are continually installing tile and removing hedgerows to make the land more productive and efficient. They believe that Western New York is a great area to farm in, as it has productive soils and a strong agricultural infrastructure in the area. They also believe this is a wonderful community live in and a great place to raise future generations. They love Groveland as it remains relatively rural and is part of an excellent school district, Geneseo.
Along with Craig, his father, Robert Phelps III has been very involved in keeping agriculture strong in their community. In the 1980’s Robert III worked to sign up many local landowners to establish an Ag District. More recently, Craig has served on the Groveland Town Council and helped to form a Farmland Protection Plan. Today, Craig continues to serve as the Farmland Protection Committee chair and on the Geneseo School Board.
The farms future goal is to work at continuous improvement. They look for new ways to improve long term profitability and to protect our land resources. They have continued to reduce the amount of tillage that they do with the belief that this will improve soil structure and organic matter resulting in better productivity and less run off. They regularly test out new varieties, practices, and inputs with side by side trials.
The Phelps family continues to expand operations. Edgewood operates Cohocton Valley Mills, in Cohocton NY. This location focuses on buying, selling and merchandising organic grains. In January 2022 Craig bought out the rest of his partners at Linwood Commodities. This business brokers feedstuff and farm supplies.
As Edgewood expands they have become more diversified in all aspects of agriculture and is committed to its industry, community and future generations.
Edgewood Farms operate a diversified conventional farm and grow crops on 4,500 acres. These crops include: corn grain, corn silage, haylage, dry hay, seed wheat, milling wheat, soybeans, peas, dry edible beans, buckwheat, oats, and barley. We also grow organic crops: corn and dry beans. We supply a local distillery with corn, wheat and rye flour while removing their spent grains which are fed to our beef cattle herd.
Edgewood Trucking operates with two full time drivers that are committed to our goal of delivering products on time and safely. We have both a walking floor and hopper trailer.
Edgewood Grain buys, sells and merchandises grains including: shelled corn, soybeans, wheat, dried edible beans, seed wheat, milling wheat, oats and barley. We also grind corn meal through our hammer mill.
We offer grain banking for shelled corn.
Cohocton Valley Mills
Cohocton Valley Mills buys, sells and merchandises organic grains including: shelled corn, soybeans, wheat, dried edible beans, seed wheat, milling wheat, oats and barley. We also grind corn meal through our hammer mill.
We offer grain banking for organic shelled corn.