Tradition. Quality. Excellence.

Summit City Farms is a family-owned vertically integrated agribusiness that has been serving the New Jersey area since 1922. Our wholesale working farm primarily includes peach, nectarine, and apple orchards along with a variety of other crops. We are proud to supply wholesale fruits and offer over 30 varieties of wines produced on our over 500 acres of farmland located in and around Glassboro, New Jersey.

100 Years of History

Summit City Farms is approaching 100 years of producing premium fruit and vegetables.

Founded in 1922 by Italian immigrants, Gaetano DeEugenio and his wife Pasqueta, the farm started with the acquisition of 7.5 acres on University Boulevard in the Ridge section of Glassboro, NJ. Apples, asparagus, grape, mushrooms, and peaches were among the early crops. Read on to learn more about the history of Summit City and the family that established it in Glassboro, New Jersey.

History of Summit City Farms

 Gaetano’s three sons: Anthony, Joseph, and Lewis Sr. expanded the farm to 150 acres in the 1950’s. After the Johnson-Kosygin Summit in 1967, the name Summit City Farms was added. In the early 1990’s, Joseph left to pursue other interests with Anthony and Lewis Sr. acquiring his share. In the late 1990’s, Anthony retired with Lewis Jr. assuming his share of the farm. Under the ownership of Lewis Sr and Lewis Jr and their wives, Alyse and Leila, the farm expanded to approximately 500 acres. 

Ted Mlinar, an Ohio State graduate, joined as field manager in 1991. Also, Summit City Farms joined the Iconic Jersey Fruit Cooperative: which has commercially marketed fruit up to the present. As president of the Jersey Fruit Coop, Lewis Jr had a vision of a large automated central fruit packing facility. In the mid 1990’s, along with some fellow Jersey Fruit Growers, Eastern Propak, LLC was created and continues operational on Ellis Mill Road in Glassboro packing, storing and restyling commodities both local and international.

History of Summit City Farms

 Gaetano’s three sons: Anthony, Joseph, and Lewis Sr. expanded the farm to 150 acres in the 1950’s. After the Johnson-Kosygin Summit in 1967, the name Summit City Farms was added. In the early 1990’s, Joseph left to pursue other interests with Anthony and Lewis Sr. acquiring his share. In the late 1990’s, Anthony retired with Lewis Jr. assuming his share of the farm. Under the ownership of Lewis Sr and Lewis Jr and their wives, Alyse and Leila, the farm expanded to approximately 500 acres. 

Ted Mlinar, an Ohio State graduate, joined as field manager in 1991. Also, Summit City Farms joined the Iconic Jersey Fruit Cooperative: which has commercially marketed fruit up to the present. As president of the Jersey Fruit Coop, Lewis Jr had a vision of a large automated central fruit packing facility. In the mid 1990’s, along with some fellow Jersey Fruit Growers, Eastern Propak, LLC was created and continues operational on Ellis Mill Road in Glassboro packing, storing and restyling commodities both local and international.

From past to present

Today at Summit City Farms, we grow more than 25 varieties of peaches, nectarines, and apples and have active equestrian facilities. The more than 500 acres of working farmland at Summit City Farms allows for the production of premium fruit for retail and wholesale distribution as well as wine production.
In 2014 we added a winery and tasting room.  Over the years we have continued to follow our passion and now offer a variety of fruit wines including apple, cherry, yellow peach, white peach, and others. We also have grape wines including American Cabernet Sauvignon, American Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Summit Red. Click here to view our full wine list.
Summit City Farms welcomes all customers and visitors to our winery and tasting room in Glassboro, NJ.

Meet the DeEugenio family

Summit City Farms & Winery owners Lewis Jr. and his wife Leila DeEugenio were High School sweethearts in Glassboro High School, the class of 1967. Both Lewis Jr. and Leila went on to college and then Lewis attended medical school to further his education.  Lewis Jr. was always involved and continues to be passionate about the family’s farm. Leila was an elementary school teacher and for years ran the peach packing facility at Summit City Farms. Leila and Lewis have 4 children, Deborah, Lewis III, Kimberly and Lisa and 9 grandchildren.  You can find this charming, dynamic and hard-working couple in the orchards, winery, or on the dance floor during the wine & music events held on the weekends. 

From Left to Right: Lewis Jr. Leila, Lisa, Kimberly, Lewis III, Deborah

Meet The Farmers

Lewis DeEugenio Jr. is the President of Summit City Farms and has over 50 years of farming experience. He also brings a diversity of experience from other industries with education in engineering and medicine

Leila DeEugenio has been in the farming industry for over 40 years and oversees multiple aspects of the operation. She has a BA in education.

Ted Mlinar has worked for Summit City for over 25 years. Ted earned his degree in Agriculture from The Ohio State University and oversees all field operations and labor.

Lewis DeEugenio Sr. has been in the farming business for over 80 years and at nearly 96  years of age he is still working everyday. His mechanical innovations have benefited the farm immensely throughout the years.

Meet The Management team

Jim Johnson