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Recognitions throughout the Years

honored & grateful


Our First Publication 

A Story About the Re-Opening of our Farmstand in


Owner Bob Nolan and his family are featured in front of the newly re-opened family farmstand in Brookhaven Hamlet. The farmstand was previously run by Bob's cousins June and Keith Lohmann in the 1970s & 80s.


Pictured left to right: Bob's parents (Alice + Alfred Nolan), cousin (Tim Durham), wife (Janet Nolan), owner (Bob Nolan), pictured in front: daughter (Valerie Nolan, age 6) and son, (Samuel Nolan, age 10) 

As seen in... 
The Long Island Advance


News12 Long Island

Farmland Preservation

Doug Geed from News12 Long Island, meets with Bob Nolan to discuss the challenges farmers are facing with the farmland protection bill. 


Featured Farmers

5 Generations of Family Farming on Long Island

Tilmor Tractor Magazine recognizes

Deer Run Farms and features 5th generation farmer, Samuel Nolan on the front cover of the

Product Informer Issue.

Produce Safety Alliance
Grower Training

Bob landed the cover of the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training brochure. He participated with the FDA during the making of the Produce Safety Rule, which is a set of guidelines for growing produce safely. In particular, showing the importance of applying compost to sandy soils.

Amherst Davis
Farmer Citizen of the Year

Bob was the recipient of this award in 2011. This award is given once a year to a farmer who has been active in Farm Bureau and has given back to the agricultural community, as well as his own. His uncle, Henry Lohmann also received this award in 1994.

Giving Back to the Community
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Bob believes it's important to give back to the community. With this in mind, he has served on the following committees:

  • President Long Island Farm Bureau (2005-2008)

  • Current Long Island representative on New York Farm Bureau Board of Directors

  • Chairman of Brookhaven Town Agricultural Committee

  • New York Advisory Council of Agriculture

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Vegetable Committee Chair

  • Peconic Land Trust Agricultural Committee

  • USDA Fruit and Vegetable Advisory Committee

  • Suffolk County Farmland Committee

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Sustainable Agriculture

on Long Island

Long Island Business Report


 George Hirsch


Chef George Hirsch visits Deer Run Farms and shares the importance and benefits of using fresh produce for his recipes

in his new TV series:

George Hirsch Lifestyle 


Watch our Episode Here! 


"Farmer Talk


Long Island Farm Bureau

Our daughter, Valerie was recognized as one of Long Island's young farmers in 2015.

She was interviewed by The Long Island Farm Bureau to talk about her passion for farming and her interest in continuing the family tradition.

Farmer's Daughter

Valerie was highlighted in the Brookhaven Village Association Newsletter in the Fall of 2015. She was recognized as a young woman in the Brookhaven community continuing in

her family's business. 

"It's a true family affair with everyone on deck at all times. It can be hard work but we all lean on each other and make it work."


The Farmer's Daughter
Cookie C
ompany LLC

In 2018, Valerie started her own business called The Farmer's Daughter Cookie Company LLC. She bakes gluten free cookies and fudge and sells her products across the North Fork, Hamptons + Fire Island.





Her business was featured in the August 2021 issue of The Express Magazine based in

The Hamptons (pg 17).

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