History

Our Mission

At Ramseyer Farms, we believe in the importance of spending quality time with family and friends. Using the resources God has given us, we strive to make our working farm a place where guests of all ages can enjoy fun and interactive farm activities, while creating lasting memories together.

Our Story

Ramseyer Farms is a fifth-generation family owned and operated farm. In 1884 Daniel Ramseyer (shown left) 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. Up until 2018, the crop was predominately sold to potato chip plants in PA, OH, and WV.

In 2018, the 90+ year tradition of raising potatoes came to a close. Our 720 acre farm now produces pumpkins, wheat, corn, popcorn, and soybeans.

Agritourism Begins

Our agritourism adventure began in 2000. 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. Gradually, 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 and spend quality time together.

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