B & L Produce Farm, LLC is a small-acreage farm located just East of Cridersville on the corner of Amherst Road and Schooler Road in Southeast Allen County, just minutes from Lima, Ohio. Bret, Lynn and Madelyn make up B & L Produce Farm. We also have help from our famillies when it is needed. We have a total of five acres and three of those are tillable. Additionally, we rent 7 acres for our sweet corn, black raspberries, and pumpkins. On our farm we set a goal to try and be as natural as possible, with very little herbicide/pesticide use.
We are able to plant early in the season thanks to our two approximately 30' x 96' high tunnels. They are covered by two layers of 6 mil plastic that help retain heat and improve environmental control. Our early season greens are typically available by mid-April. After the last sign of frost we start planting outside.
We have incorporated another passion of ours into our business. We love going out and discovering rare and retro items, and some of them get repurposed into exciting new concepts. The Barn Store is an over 100 year old barn, originally used as a corn crib. We have repurposed it as a store. It has all of the original barn beams and other features. We only added a gravel floor. We welcome you to visit our Barn Store before or after you peruse our Farm Stand.