Company: Peter’s Pawpaws, Inc.
Location: Garden City, New York, United States
Peter Haarmann, Orchardist at Peter’s Pawpaws, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in fruit and nut cultivation.
Since 2005, Mr. Haarmann has prospered as an orchardist and farmer with Peter’s Pawpaws in Aquebogue, New York, where he grows and distributes pawpaws, the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States which have a sweet, custard-like flavor somewhat similar to banana, mango, and pineapple. Pawpaws are eaten raw but can be used to make ice cream and baked desserts. In addition, pawpaw leaves, twigs, and bark can be used to manufacture organic insecticides. Mr. Haarmann also cultivates hazelnuts as part of his enterprise. His professional memberships include the Northern Nut Growers Association and New York Nut Growers Association.
Mr. Haarmann, who obtained a bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University in 1974, has overseen relief and development in the Food for Peace Program in Southern India and has worked in the Nassau County Health Department. In 1978, he co-authored “Ferguson’s Castle: A Dream Remembered,” on Exposition Press. Mr. Haarmann has also excelled in cabinetmaking and carpentry for over two decades, as well as in education. In the coming years, he plans to share his knowledge of growing fruit and hazelnuts by doing consulting work, and he would also like to give a walking tour of an orchard to explain and answer questions for anyone interested in farm history. Mr. Haarmann envisions raising a healthy apple and cider crop and plans to open an agro-tourism site, allowing families to visit the farm where they can watch apples being squeezed to make fresh juice.
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