As technology has changed so has Sporting Valley. In 1969 the first load of sod was harvested using a walk behind sod cutter and hand stacked onto a small flatbed truck. Today Sporting Valley uses a Princeton harvester pulled by a tractor and two men on the back that hand stack the pallet, the palletized sod is then loaded onto one of our covered tractor trailers and delivered to the customer without anyone handling it. Although the machinery and technology has changed, our goal has stayed the same – provide our customers with freshcut, palletized sod and prompt service.
Sporting Valley was founded by Bob Hummer in May of 1969 near Manheim, PA. Starting out with a 5 acre field of sod Bob has grown the farm to 265 acres of production in the heart of Lancaster County, one of America’s richest agricultural areas.