Supporting Our Community

Supporting Our Community

Decas is first and foremost a family business with deep ties to the community where we have built our business and our lives over the last seventy-five years. As part of this community, Decas supports our neighbors in a variety of ways to improve everyone’s quality of life. Decas is a supporter of a variety of community activities and organizations, including local YMCAs and several local and regional recreational events. We also contribute to local and regional food banks.

Another part of being a good neighbor is offering open access to hundreds of acres of Decas-owned property adjoining bogs for environmentally low-impact activities such as hiking, horseback riding and fishing.

Decas encourages employees to be good citizens and serve the community too. We do this by backing and supporting employees’ volunteer efforts and civic work such as serving on local school boards, coaching teams, and participating in fundraising activities. Decas’ commitment to community also extends to the land we inhabit and work. As farmers, we love the land and operate all our farms with a sensitivity and reverence for all that it offers current and future generations.

Whether it is preserving fragile wetlands, protecting endangered plants and animals, conserving ground water or composting organic waste, Decas recognizes the importance of being stewards of the environment as part of our role as community leaders.