Ramseyer Farms is a fifth-generation family owned and operated farm. In 1880, Daniel Ramseyer began farming in Wayne County, Ohio. In the 1920’s, his son, Alvin (A.C.) Ramseyer, expanded the operation to include potatoes. A.C. sold his potatoes to peddlers and grocers in Cleveland, Columbus, Akron and Canton. During the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, potato chip companies became interested in Ramseyer potatoes.
Sales gradually changed from a fresh market crop (eating potatoes) to potatoes sold to make chips. The crop is now predominately sold to potato chip plants in PA, OH, and WV. Our 720 acre farm also produces pumpkins, wheat, corn, and soybeans.
As challenges in the potato market increased in the 1990’s, Ramseyer Farms realized the need to diversify in order to keep the family farm alive. In 2000, educational farm tours and corn mazes were added. Each fall, new improvements and activities are added to make Ramseyer Farms an exciting place for families and groups to enjoy the harvest season.