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Parkman ProduceParkman Produce – Noah Yutzy, Owner
17050 Nash Road, Middlefield, Ohio 44062
No Sunday sales

Noah Yutzy farms 35 acres in Parkman Township with his wife Kathy and their nine children, who range in age from 2 to 15. The 88-acre farm also includes five acres of maple trees and more than 30 acres of pasture and woods. Noah’s father bought the farm in 1988 and ran it as a dairy farm until 1993.

The large Yutzy family shares their land with a menagerie of animals in addition to horses, including goats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, a miniature donkey and a barnyard full of cats. The goats are used for dairy.

When he isn’t farming or sugaring, Noah is a carpenter, working with his dad in the off-months framing homes, remodeling bathrooms and kitchens, and roofing.

 

Miller's Organic ProduceMiller’s Organic Produce –
Andy J. Miller, Owner

17201 Bundysburg Road, Middlefield, Ohio 44062
No Sunday sales

Additional products available at farm: free-range eggs, honey, maple syrup, Miller’s Country jams, produce (in season)

 

 

Hershberger Organic – Marvin Hershberger, Owner
15549 Patch Road, Middlefield, Ohio 44062
No Sunday sales

Additional products available at farm include free-range eggs, honey, jam, produce (in season)

Marvin Hershberger was born and raised on his 22-acre farm in Middlefield. On 11 of those acres, he specializes in growing peppers and heirloom tomatoes, including Brandywines and Green Zebras, as well as several varieties of cherry tomatoes.

The rolling hills and fields are planted in all sorts of vegetables, and greenhouses dot the property. The remaining acreage is taken up by pastures for his four horses. Chickens and beef cattle also roam the land.

The farm belonged to his dad before him, and was once part of his grandfather’s 100-acre farm. It has changed from his dad’s day, when hay was the main crop, and from his grandfather’s day as well, when it was a dairy farm.

Marvin lives and works on the farm alongside his wife, Iva Mae, and their 11 kids. Marvin has been growing produce since 2005. He works construction during the winter.

 

D & S Farm and Garden – Daniel Fisher and sons 
4738 Gates East Road, Middlefield, Ohio 44062
440-693-4632
Farm sale hours: 9 a.m. – dark; No Sunday sales

Additional products available at the farm include a wide variety of produce, as well as turkeys, chickens, ducks, geese and eggs. Bread may be available on Fridays and Saturdays.

D & S Farm and Garden in Mesopotamia is run by Daniel Fisher and sons. In addition to vegetable farming, the Fisher family runs a farm and garden supply store. The store supplies minerals and supplements for farmers’ fields, as well as for farmers’ families – D&S stocks the Water Divine line of supplements. Daniel Fisher speaks on nutrient-dense gardening around the country.

 

Lester Hershberger
17570 Tavern Road, Middlefield, Ohio 44062
No Sunday sales

Lester Hershberger is a third-generation farmer, running the farm along with his wife, Martha, and their nine children – from age 4 to 19. Lester does construction work in the off-months, and makes maple syrup each spring.

Hershberger Farms specializes in organic snap peas and green and yellow beans, which is what you’ll find most of in his six acres of planted fields. He also has all kinds of poultry – chickens, ducks, geese, guinea pheasants, turkeys and bobwhite quail. Family pets – Jack, a donkey, and Sparkle, a pony, share the barnyard. The main means of transportation is Sparkle, who they hitch to a wagon to deliver their produce.

 

Jonas L. Byler
8506 Bundysburg Road, Middlefield, Ohio 44062
No Sunday sales

 

Thomas C. Byler
8173 Cox Road, Windsor, Ohio 44099
No Sunday sales

 

Red Sled Farm – Abner McDaniel, Owner
No roadside stand

Abner McDaniel, a backyard gardener all his life, began farming six acres on the 50-acre farm he has owned since the early 1970s just last season.

Now in his third year as a full-time farmer, Abner has started pac choy (miniature bok choy, a Chinese cabbage), spinach, radishes and more in his greenhouse on his farm in the Grand River Valley.

In addition to what he terms “normal” field crops, Abner, a former Century Home rehabber, also grows snow peas and pickling cucumbers, asparagus and blackberries. He planted about 110 blackberry plants last year as well as a very large patch of asparagus – 2,000 plants. The asparagus is growing like crazy this spring, up to six inches overnight. Abner always has lots of nice crisp carrots and parsnips in the fall.

 

Manna Farms – Dominic Marchese, Owner
www.mannafarms.com 

Cows at Manna Farms

Manna Farms, a certified-organic farm in Farmdale, is owned by Dominic Marchese. Dominic raises Piedmontese cattle. These cattle are known for their naturally low-fat and tender meat, having less fat than white meat from chickens. They are grass-fed, free-range cows with no hormones or antibiotics. Dominic also grows certified-organic produce, including a large bed of Brussels sprouts.

Marlin Barkman

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