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From our landmark, 23-acre location on the shores of the Nissequogue River, Ships’ Hole Farm continues a centuries-old tradition of providing quality goods and services for individuals and businesses.

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We grow and harvest healthy, nutritious garlic and chamomile, utilizing natural biological processes and carefully monitored soil nutrient management. Ships’ Hole Farm produce is grown the way nature intended. Seedling Sale: Inquire

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Eat what you like? "Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. " ~ Mark Twain

Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores and Omnomnomnivores, Welcome.

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Ships’ Hole Farm helps individuals and businesses anticipate the necessities, emergencies and opportunities they will encounter on the river of life. We share the tools and knowledge needed to ensure financial, business and pursuit success as the future is navigated.

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Centuries. That’s how long Ships’ Hole Farm has had an impact on Long Island commerce, from operating an agricultural operation and providing necessities for everyday life, to covering emergencies and presenting opportunities for business partners and friends.

Before the development of railroads, Long Island relied on its waterways for transportation and commerce. Vessels would frequently anchor at Ships’ Hole, a deep reservoir on the west side of the Nissequogue River, to wait out the tide before continuing upriver.

In the early 1800s, a farm was established on the adjacent shoreline. It later served as a prominent businessman’s estate residence before transitioning into a family farm in the 1900s.

For nearly two centuries, Ships’ Hole Farm has served as a private resource where people gather, share experiences, and celebrate successful relationships.

The contacts, knowledge and experience gained from such a rich history provide Ships’ Hole Farm with a unique perspective from which to provide assistance to individuals, businesses and communities.



We provide companies with access to business development necessities, including:

  • Corporate formation
  • Financial organization
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Capital raise and financing
  • Product development
  • Business processes
  • Market penetration and influence
  • Sales

Our team of veteran researchers, strategists, writers, designers, developers, programmers, investors, marketers, lawyers, accountants and mentors help entrepreneurs build companies that monetize visions.



Protect the things most important to you through our network of more than 50 leading insurers.

  • Business Owners Insurance
  • Workers Comp Insurance
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Commercial Auto Insurance
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Property Insurance
  • Directors & Officers
  • EPLI Insurance
  • Cyber Insurance
  • Umbrella Insurance
  • Renters Insurance
  • Garage Liability Insurance
  • Flood Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance


No dream is too big. More than 75 leading lenders are available to help you obtain the business financing you need and turn opportunity into reality.

  • Business Line of Credit
  • SBA Loans
  • Short Term Loan
  • Business Term Loan
  • Merchant Cash Advance
  • Business Credit Card
  • Equipment Financing
  • Commercial Mortgage
  • Accounts Receivable Financing
  • Startup Loan
  • Business Acquisition Loan
  • Angel Investment

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Participate in the Ships’ Hole Cooperative MasterClass™ community and learn anytime, anywhere, at your own pace. Watch thousands of lessons from high achievers as they share their stories, skills, shortcuts, failures and successes. Enroll Now

Here’s a sampling of thought leaders who have championed our ideals through the Masterclass courses they have taught:

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Courses available in these categories: Business, Politics & Society; Music & Entertainment; Science & Technology; Culinary Arts; Film & TV; Lifestyle; Writing; Sports & Games

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The Undevelopment Movement

There is a growing movement of people who believe passionately in preserving our planet and respecting—and cultivating—our natural resources. More development isn’t always the answer; in fact, the opposite may be true.

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Centuries Of Unique Experiences

The story of Ships’ Hole Farm is one of nature and civilization gradually coming together to form a unique bond of people helping people, and welcoming others to join the effort.

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In The Beginning

Sixteen feet. On land, that’s hardly any distance at all. But on water, it was enough to cause an entire stretch of Long Island to become a center of transportation and commerce.

Thousands of years ago the entire region was under ice. As the glaciers melted and soil and rock deposits were left behind, early bands of Native Americans—the Nissequaq, an Algonquin-speaking tribe—slowly began to explore and inhabit the region. During that time they discovered a tributary that had been carved out of the northern shore of the island; it became known as the Nissequogue River.

English settlers descended on North America from the fifteenth century onward, and civilization—with its concepts of industry, commerce, and property ownership—gradually changed the once simple, communal way of life.

Ships began to navigate the Nissequogue. At times, however, the changing tides of the river would render it impassable. Shipmen discovered a pocket of water tucked into the western bank of the river, just downstream from Smithtown, that remained sixteen feet deep at low tide. Vessels would anchor there when the tide was out, and locals dubbed it “Ships’ Hole.”

In Between

By the early 1800s a residence had been built on the shoreline property adjacent to Ship’s Hole. Despite the fact that the river was later rerouted and the once-busy pocket filled in, the agricultural effort that sprang up on the property became known as Ship’s Hole Farm.

Throughout the 1800s, the Nissequogue River was a vital key to commerce and growth on the North Shore. Towns sprang up, and industries—including shipbuilding—provided jobs. Businesses opened and goods were traded, and gentlemen farmers and other businessmen would gather at Rassapeague, a nearby sportsmen’s club.

Ship’s Hole Farm changed hands just twice over the next 189 years, but remained a private working farm known for its rich agricultural resources, livestock and, yes, even pheasants. (That’s another story—we’d love to tell it to you sometime.)

In the Future

Today, we continue to draw on the rich history of Ship’s Hole Farm as we help expand the idea of community by bringing businesses and individuals together for mutual benefit and growth.

  • Our organically grown produce represents the foundation of our farming business, and are of the highest quality and nutritional value.
  • Our digital platforms provide a unique marketplace where local businesses can introduce their products and services to customers nationwide.
  • Our network of financial and technology partners is a powerful resource for businesses looking to grow and thrive in our modern, global economy.

The land of Ship’s Hole Farm was once a passage way for commerce and community, a familiar friend to those who explored her shores. Today, we remain committed to that ideal, by serving as a trusted colleague and unique resource for our agricultural, business and community partners.

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Equestrian Resources

Welcome to Ships' Hole Farm Equestrian, a place to explore both new and time-tested ideas to help our beloved equine friends live the happiest life possible. Join us as we uncover research on the latest developments in equine health and wellbeing, explore cutting edge training and partnering concepts and discover new and interesting products created for our equine friends.

Fire Island & More!

Fire Island & SHF Sharing News For Centuries

At dead low tide, Ships' Hole would remain 16' deep. Vessels would anchor to wait out the Tide. Bootleggers from the "Island of Fire" could gather on the banks of Ships' Hole to exchange secret news of local communities and British and American troop movement. Long Island tradesman of anchored vessels would rely on Fire Island news to move products and spirits without notice and or time period trouble.

Ships' Hole and Fire Island share a story that is centuries old and part of American history. The news continues at Ships' Hole Farm today - enjoy the resources below.
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Fire Island, NY (FI) is Fire Island, NY's #1 Source for FI news and related events. As the largest and most influential digital property in the geographic space, the site's objective is to provide Fire Island enthusiasts with the opportunity to learn about, be introduced to, and kept abreast of news and resources that will help them enjoy their stay on the Island and when frequenting other places. Hundreds of thousands of site visitors check in each year for news and content from - join us on Facebook.


Employment Opportunities

Email Marketing Manager

Marketing | New York, NY


Are you an experienced Email Marketing Manager that can lead a team to reach our key audiences within the Ships' Hole Farm community with content that’s relevant and sparks action? Must love to swim in data, be driven by growth, and relish developing and segmenting target audiences to maximize and manage best-in-class email marketing campaigns.

Events Manager

Marketing Team | CO, WA, CA


Join our growing team as an Events Manager, where you will specialize in networking groups, conventions and events management within the farm's business community. This key member of the marketing team will work with internal stakeholders and with external organizations to oversee varied event initiatives year round. As a face-to-face ambassador, an attention to detail, outstanding problem-solving skills, and an in-depth knowledge of Ships' Hole Farm is required.

Insurance Sales Professional

Sales | CA, CO, WA, AK, NV, NY, MA | Contract


We’re seeking dynamic and motivated professionals from the Life, Retirement & Health insurance industries to meet the complex demands of the farm's rapidly growing consumer demographic. Utilize your passion and professional sales experience to grow a Practice within the Ships' Hole Farm family of business focused entities.

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Bootleggers Trail

During colonization, vessels unloaded their provisions from Smithtown Bay all the way south past Ships’ Hole, a river inlet that became known as Ships’ Hole Bootleggers Trail. Together with local farmers, these merchants of the sea plied their trade with area residents and business owners along the shores of northshore Long Island.

Over time, only vendors offering the highest quality food and beverages survived the demands of an ever-burgeoning population. That tradition continues today. We invite you to become part of our discerning community of smart shoppers.

Indulge your taste buds with a carefully curated selection of products, offered by affiliated merchants from across the country. We regularly identify interesting offers and introduce them here at the Ships’ Hole Marketplace. From Main Street to your street, the pioneering spirit of free commerce and fair trade from centuries ago lives on today!

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