Our farm has been in the family for generations, and we’ve lived here since the day we were married in February, 1973. For decades it was a dairy farm with Holsteins and registered Brown Swiss making up the herd. In 2003, we retired from dairying; now we raise dairy steers and Belgian horses, as well as replacement heifers for other dairymen. We own and operate a small seed business, Ashland Seed Company, and also farm approximately 500 acres of crops: alfalfa, wheat, barley, speltz, rye, oats, corn, soybeans, sweet corn, and pumpkins.
In 2005 we opened our own on-the-farm market, selling produce fresh-picked from our own gardens: tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, onions, beets, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, lettuce, cabbage, potatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, and sweet corn, among other things. We also raised and sold 1200 garden mums.
In 2006, we expanded our vegetable and flower market with the addition of a 20′ x 96′ greenhouse, helping us to have hanging baskets and planters, as well as flats of vegetables and flowers for sale by the first week of May. We also added a 15′ x 96′ high tunnel, which extended our growing season by allowing us to offer home-grown produce weeks earlier than previously was possible.
We’ve been operating our pick-your-own pumpkin patch since 1999 and our corn mazes since 2000. In recent years, we’ve added a straw maze and petting zoo for kids, as well as a seasonal country store and refreshments to make your autumn visit to our farm a more enjoyable experience for the entire family.
Thank you for visiting us.
John and Deb Boyer