B & L Produce Farm is a small-acreage farm located just east of Cridersville on the corner of Amherst Road and Schooler Road in Allen County, and 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. We also 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 have purchases two high tunnels/cold frames so far. We have one that is 26' x 96' and the second one is 31' x 96'. They are both covered with 6 mil plastic. In one high tunnel we like to start planting our greens in mid to late February. These items that we plant, we like to have ready for the first of May for our farmers' markets and our CSA program. In the other high tunnel we like to put our tomatoes and onions. After the last sign of frost we start planting outside.
Our home place produce stand usually will open as soon as we have our lettuce and spinach, which should be around May 1st. Please call just to make sure because weather plays a wonderful role in produce.
B & L Produce Farm has joined the Ohio Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program for
2017 through 2019. Please come see us at our markets and at the home place. Please remember to sign the back of your coupon and we will help you with your purchase.