Our history


Welcome to Poormon Farms. Our family farm has been in operation since the 1800’s. In the early days, our family mainly focused on producing beef, dairy, corn, and small grains. In 1996 I purchased my first plot of land from my uncle. Over the next twenty years I grew the farm to almost 500 acres by merging land from retiring family members. In 2012, as New York's craft beverage industry was taking off, we planted our first crop of barley and never looked back.

We partner with malsters and brewers to provide the highest quality barley that will produce the best tasting craft beverages. We work closely with Cornell University & Hartwick College on variety and fertility trials to find the most productive farming methods for producing barley in the Finger Lakes Region.

Poormon Farms continues to be family owned and locally focused. In fact, the farm would not be possible without the help of my family, especially my sons Aidan and Evan; my uncles Steven, Kenny and Bill; and especially my grandfather - Howard Poormon Jr. We continue to be steadfast in an approach that supports the rural economy, focuses on the consumer, and is environmentally responsible.