The Cecchi family has been farming in the region since 1924, when Guiseppe Cecchi purchased 60 acres in Agawam. E. Cecchi Farms was born in 1946 when Guiseppi’s son Erminio and his wife Anna purchased 30 acres at 1131 Springfield Street in the Feeding Hills section of Agawam. Within a few years, the Farm expanded with 10 more acres across the street. We’ve been farming and selling fresh fruits and vegetables in the same location ever since.
While our motto – “Everything you’d grow if you had forty acres” – refers to the original farm size, we currently farm over 80 acres, all in Feeding Hills. That additional space highlights the large and diverse offerings of the farm, including over 150 vegetable varieties in the field and 700 plant varieties In the greenhouses!
And while you can always find our fresh produce right here at 1131 Springfield Street, if you can’t get to Feeding Hills, you can also find E. Cecchi Farms products throughout New England, most notably at Big Y and Geissler’s supermarkets.
Since 1946, when Erminio & Anna first put hoe to earth, E. Cecchi Farms has had a long and fruitful history.
The first greenhouse was built in 1947 – and stood for fifty years before it was replaced with a modern retail greenhouse – and in 1953 the current farm stand was added.
Erminio’s son, Robert Senior and his wife Emily continued to run the farm in the 1970s and 80s.
And today the tradition is continued by Robert’s sons, Robert Junior (Bobby) and Michael – and you’ll still see Robert Senior on the farm most days.
Over the past 50 years, the farm has become known throughout the region for the high-quality plants and produce we grow for sale at the Feeding Hills farm stand and around the region.
Grew up on the farm, and has been successfully running it for over 50 years
Earned degrees from Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass and Dupage Horticultural School in Chicago
Earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University