North Ridgeville Farm Market Produce Stands

Introduction:
All of this was made possible through a partnership between Butternut Farms, Gerhart's, Willie's Farm Market, Red Barn Produce and our community collaborative, The North Ridgeville Heart and Sole Challenge. Heart and Sole is a community based health and wellness initiative designed to improve the health and overall well-being of those who live and work in North Ridgeville by encouraging healthier lifestyles through access to physical fitness and good nutrition. Heart and Sole is managed through a collaboration of local businesses, well providers, and community groups, guided by the Lorain County General Health District.

 
Butternut Farm
36433 Butternut Ridge Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Open 10 am - 6 pm daily

June: Strawberries and Rhubarb

July: Blueberries, Tomatoes, Corn, Squash – Zucchini (summer squash)

August: Corn, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Squash, Beans, Kohlrabi, Melons, Peppers, Eggplant, Broccoli & Cabbage

September: Tomatoes, Peppers, Cabbage, Broccoli, Potatoes, Winter Squash Cauliflower & Pumpkins

October: Pumpkins, Gourds & Squash

History:  
"Farm has been in business for 74 years. They are well known for "Pumpkin town." 
 
Red Barn Produce
Route 83 5600 block between Mills and Center Ridge
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Open 10 am - 6 pm M - F
Open 10 am - 5 pm Saturday & Sunday

June: Strawberries, Rhubarb, Peas, Asparagus, Pies, Breads, Eggs & Honey

July: Tomatoes, Corn, Zucchini, Squash, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Green Beans, Onions, Peppers, Beets, Peaches, Blueberries & Raspberries

August: Plums, Garlic, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Eggplant, Beans, Pies, Breads, Watermelon, Cantaloupe & Apples

September: Apples, Cider, Plums, Pears, Butternut and Acorn Squash & Pickling Cucumbers & Pumpkins

October: Pumpkins, Gourds, Hay, Corn Stalks, Indian Corn

History:
Michelle Alridge has been operating out of this location since 2015. She has 4 ½ acres that she grows tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, peppers, zucchini, and eggplant.

Gerhart’s Garden
33840 Lorain Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Open 10 am - 7 pm

June: Asparagus, Rhubarb & sometimes Strawberries

July: Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Cucumbers, Onions, Tomatoes, Corn, Beans, Amish Jelly, Honey, Syrup & Pickled Beets

August: Peppers, Eggplant, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Peaches, Plums & Straw

September: Pears & Winter Squash

October: Pumpkins, Corn Stalks & Gourds

History:
“Norm Gerhart started the stand in 1992 with a few small tables after his wife became ill. He needed family to be home to help take care of his wife. Norm worked the fields up until he became ill in 2013. It is still going with family still working it.”

Willie’s Farm Market
8609 Root Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039

June: Strawberries, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Summer Squash & Honey

July: Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Cucumbers, Peppers, Garlic, Onions, Beans, Pickling Cucumbers, Blueberries, Raspberries, Honey & Potatoes

August: Peaches, Blackberries, Plums, Nectarines, Heirloom Tomatoes, Beets, Eggplants, Sweet Corn, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Cucumbers, Peppers, Garlic, Onions, Beans, Pickling Cucumbers, Blueberries, Raspberries, Honey & Potatoes

September: Apples, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Peppers, Winter Squash, Concord Grapes, Apple Cider, Cucumbers, Peaches, Prune Plums, Pears, Beans, Watermelons, Potatoes, Honey

October: Apples, Pumpkins (assorted colors, sizes, and varieties), Gourds, Winter Squash, Apple Cider, Honey, Corn Stalks, Indian Corn, Straw

History:
“Willie’s Farm Market is a family owned produce market that began in 1949 as a small roadside stand on Pearl Road in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Willie’s grandparents Joe and Mary Majcher grew fresh fruits and vegetables right behind the stand and farm house in Middleburg Heights and sold them daily to customers who would come from the city of Cleveland out to, what was at the time, the country, to pick up fresh local produce. When Joe and Mary passed away in the late 1970’s, Willie and his parents took over the business. After nearly 40 years of farming in Middleburg Heights and as the city began to become increasingly urban, Willie moved the farm to North Ridgeville in the late 1980’s where land was more plentiful and subsequently opened a new branch of Willie’s Farm Market in North Ridgeville in 1992. This would be the stand best known to residents of North Ridgeville on Root Road in the big blue barn.”

Willie worked closely with his father and mother running the market until 2005 when his father passed away. Both the Middleburg Heights and North Ridgeville locations continue stronger than ever to this day thanks to loyal support from our growing community customers. Willie’s Farm Market has a reputation for serving only the highest quality local produce. While each customer has his or her personal favorite, our market is best known for our delicious strawberries picked daily through the month of June, our award-winning sweet corn served through the months of July, August, and September, our mouth watering vine-ripened summer tomatoes, and our decadent Red Haven Peaches through the month of August. Our Middleburg Heights stand is also extremely well known for the extravagant display of pumpkins, gourds, and squash through the month of October. The Majcher family is extremely proud to continue to serve the North Ridgeville community the freshest local produce and we are deeply grateful to the overwhelming support of our loyal customers and friends. After nearly 70 years of history, we hope to share our homegrown produce for years to come!”

“Our North Ridgeville stand is managed by Kathy Hetzel, please stop in & say Hi!”

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