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Committed to giving back!

The Harbes Family has long been committed to supporting our local North Fork community and our neighbors throughout Long Island. We are grateful to all of you who have supported us over the years and seek opportunities to give back whenever possible.

Our largest food donation ever!


We’re thrilled to announce our largest food donation ever! Due to a record-breaking apple crop this fall we were left with an abundance of apples at the end of the season. We decided to work with our partners at Island Harvest to donate them to individuals and families in need. The donation was larger than Island Harvest was able to accommodate so Ed Harbes IV, CEO of Harbes Farms, was put in touch with Jim Germain at Feeding New York State, who assisted him in handling the farm’s large apple donation through his organization. The final result was a donation of 300,000 pounds of apples!

As Jim Germain recalls:
“I reached out to Ed for a casual conversation and introduction to the work we all do here in New York State. Over time with frequent conversations, we started developing a game plan and our relationship began to grow. In the beginning of November after the U-Pick Apple program ended, Ed thought he had 1-2 full truckloads available to us for our distribution. With limited resources, Ed and his team were able to pick 300,000 pounds of apples – which ended up resulting in 7 truckloads! His generosity and determination were inspiring!”

We were honored to partner with Jim Germain and his team at Feeding New York State and wholeheartedly support the good work they do.

Click below to read The Suffolk Times article about the donation

Suffolk Times Article

ways we give back:


  • We donate fresh fruits and vegetables to organizations that supply much-needed food to our Long Island neighbors who are less fortunate. CAST and Island Harvest are just two of the organizations we have closely partnered with over the years.
  • We donate to fundraising events that benefit schools, PTA groups, church groups, and many other worthy organizations throughout Long Island and the metro region.
  • We have hosted events for organizations such as the Boy Scouts and North Fork Community Theatre.
  • We provide a free daily pass to Harbes Barnyard Adventure that can be used by partons of our six local North Fork libraries.
  • We are proud to award a scholarship to deserving graduating seniors of Mattituck-Cutchogue High School who are pursuing a career in agriculture.


recent donation recipients

Mattituck Presbyterian Church

Memorial School, Old Bridge N.J.

Silas Wood 6th Grade Center & Stimson Middle School PTA, Huntington Station

New York State PTA

Boy Scout Troop 46, Farmingdale

Annual Don Luneburg Golf & Tennis Classic, Brookville

Middle Island Volunteer Fire Department

Candlewood PTA

Old Country Road PTA, Hicksville

Meadow Drive PTA, Mineola School District

Garden City Nursery School

Our Lady of Victory School, Floral Park

Catholic Charities of Long Island

Fillmore Real Estate Pat’s Pink Party for Breast Cancer, Brooklyn

Suffolk Community College Foundation

Emanuel Lutheran Church & School, Patchogue

American Heart Association

West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition for Long Island

Boys & Girls Club of Bellport

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, Fort Salonga

EAC Network Cohlan Cares for Kids, Hempstead

North Babylon Community Youth Services

Liz’s Day Breast Cancer Research Support, Floral Park

Sachem Sports Club Game Day Cheerleading Team Youth Sports Organization

NY Police & Fire Widows & Children’s Benefit Fund

Newfield Varsity Football Fundraiser, Middle County School District

Huntington Learning Center, Bayshore

The Sophia Valsamos Foundation

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Guide Dog Foundation

Long Island Youth Leaders, Centereach

WECARE Foundation Nassau County Bar Association

Huntington Learning Center, Smithtown

St. Joseph’s College

W20 Foundation Team up 4 Community Program, Westhampton Beach

Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn

Wee Luv’em Child Care, Northport

Edith L. Slocum Elementary PTA, Ronkonkoma

Park Avenue PTA, Merrick

Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School PTA, Farmingdale

PS 183 PTA, Manhattan

West Elementary School PTA, Long Beach

Bright & Early Discoveries, Riverhead

Options for Community Living, Ronkonkoma

Peconic Bay Medical Center

the spirit of giving

“The community has been good to us and we would like to be good to the community!” – Ed Harbes, III

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