The Minard family legacy of apple growing began in the early 1900s in Clintondale NY. Through four generations and over 100 years, the Minard family reputation as the premier apple growers in the Hudson Valley has continued to flourish. In 2015 Doug Minard and his wife Diane expanded the business to include Minard's Family Farm Agritourism & Agritainment. They now run the farm with their children Jason and Renee, their grandchildren, and their dedicated staff. As of 2016, Jason Minard has assumed control of the Agritourism operation.
The Minards are known as one of the highest quality fruit growers in New York State. Recently, after years of research and studying the industry Doug Minard and Jason D. Minard decided to expand the farming operations and form MINARD FAMILY FARMS, LLC, an agritourism operation. Jason will manage the agritourism operation after years of study and working along side his father.
Jason’s goal is to continue his father’s legacy and create an Agritourism operation like no other. Doug graduated from Cornell University in 1977 with a degree in pomology, the study of apples. Jason graduated from Cornell’s Warren School of Business in 2002 with a specialization in applied economics and business management. Jason, also a lawyer, is eager to use both his knowledge of marketing and growing apples to deliver a first class operation so people of all ages can spend an enjoyable and educational day on our farm and leave with fond family memories and a new found respect for farming.