A little Fink history…
Sophie and Edward Fink met in the early 1940s in Laurel, New York, and were married in July of 1942. They purchased some property in Wading River, New York and began farming together. It was there they built a home and opened their first farm stand. Fink’s Farm Stand ran from the 1960s and through the late ‘90s. Sophie and Edward were blessed with five children; Dolores, Sophie, Edward, Thomas, and Donald. Their children, also, developed a love and passion for farming, especially Tom. Tom Fink helped his parents farm their land for several years before finding his one true love, Kathryn. Tom and Kathryn were married in 1974 and purchased their own farm in Wading River. Tom’s dream was to share his love of farming with Kathryn and their four children; Jeanette, Kristy, Sharon, and David. This dream was short-lived, when tragedy struck the Fink family in 1983. Tom was killed in a truck accident on his way home from the market one evening, just months after he and Kathryn renovated their stand. Kathryn was just 27 years-old and left to work the farm with her four small children. She tried her hardest to keep things going and ran her own stand, Kathi’s Place, for several years.
Being a single parent, raising four children, and running a farm was a lot of work for Kathi. It was a hard decision to make, but in 2000, Kathi decided to close the stand. A few short years later, she was forced to sell off most of their land. Kathi and Tom’s youngest child and only son David grew to have the same love for farming as his father did. For years David made a living owning his own landscape and mason business, but farming was his true passion. He met his wife Michelle (nee Vicciardo) in 2001, and they married in 2006. During the course of their courtship, David and Michelle purchased and adopted many farm animals, and David began farming the little land his family had left. In 2008, they decided to lease back the family farm and ran their first fall festival. Now, two years later, David and Michelle are proud to announce they are in the process of purchasing back the farm and are the third generation of Finks to own and operate the farm stand in Wading River.
FINK’S COUNTRY FARM
6242 Middle Country Rd, Wading River, NY 11792 | (631) 886-2272
We are conveniently located just 2.7 miles East of the William Floyd Parkway on Route 25.