Rose Meadow Farm, LLC
Originally, a truck farm growing vegetables run by his family, Eben Hiscox returned from World War One in 1917 with some new ideas about growing. He got permission from his father to build a small greenhouse that would allow him to grow vegetables throughout the four seasons of the year instead of just the summer. The first greenhouse was so incredibly successful that for the next 12 years one greenhouse after another was constructed including the largest greenhouse ever built in North America at the time. Since 1917, these greenhouses have grown safe, healthy and local farm products for people from Montauk to New York City.
In 2002, Michael Barry took over the 11 acre Hiscox greenhouse complex and appropriately renamed it Rose Meadow Farm commemorating almost 100 years of growing local roses for the New York metropolitan region. With 30 years experience, he is now the only commercial rose grower in New York State and very likely the east coast of the United States.
Michael Barry holds the highest standard for his flowers. He will never sell a flower that he would not buy himself. He has the best intentions for his flowers and the people who buy them. He wants them to be safe by growing with no restricted pesticides of any kind and focusing on controlling pests and diseases with environmental and biorational controls and organic growing techniques. He grows local for the local community so there is no need for preservatives that inhibit the fragrance and erase the glow of a just cut rose.