Hopkins Brothers Produce
Hopkins Brothers Produce was founded in 2021, in Lewes Delaware, by Brad Walker. He wanted to start a tradition of growing vegetables on his family's land and selling them to the neighbors.
This idea took off and Brad formed the name of Hopkins Brothers
Produce. The name is a dedication to Brad's grandfather,
Ernest "Ernie" Hopkins, and his great uncle Everett Hopkins, founders of Hopkins Brothers Inc.
Ernest Hopkins milking cows in
the barn (1960's)
Farming has been in the Hopkins Family for generations, dating back to the 1800's. William Hopkins, purchased land in 1867; which was then passed on to William’s son, Woolsey Hopkins, and then divided amongst his two sons Alden S. Hopkins Sr. and James W. Hopkins. The tradition of farming was continued in 1975 when the farm was passed on to Ernest and Everett Hopkins.
Brad wants to keep his grandfather's legacy alive here in Sussex County. Since getting into the produce business, Brad has stated, "I have met so many people who were associated with my grandfather; it gives me the comfort of knowing, that in spirit, he is still here on the farm with me".
"It is my promise to preserve a part of farming in Sussex County. I want to keep Agriculture in your backyard, and a part of the community."
- Brad Walker, Owner.