The farm has been in the family of MaryAnn Harper Victor for nearly 200 years. During the depression the family lost a larger part of the farm, Eureka Farms, on Palmer Road and located on the smaller portion on Mt Olive Road. MaryAnn's father, at some time, started calling it Poverty Acres. Earl Harper, her grandfather, and Karl Harper became well known for their quality Poland China Hogs. Both are members of the Ohio State Hall of fame, having several Grand Champions at the Ohio State Fair. Sam and MaryAnn, with the mentoring of Butch Molloy, are utilizing the rich soil to produce very high quality produce. Many customers claim it is the best ever grown in Ohio. Many old timers claim it is the best sweet corn they have ever tasted. Our Mission is very simple: To Be The Best! Good, Better, Best == we never let it rest == until good becomes better, and better becomes -- The Best. MaryAnn hosts an occasional Farm Tour and they have created a living pizza for children to learn about food from the beginning planting, to the harvest, and on their plate.
We grow seven varieties of the worlds best sweet corn. Also grow green beans, red potato's, onions,tomato's, peppers, cucumbers, watermelons, and canelope. In the fall we have great pumpkins, gourds, squash, and squirrel corn. Families enjoy time in the pumpkin patch and pictures of the moment. Open when the signs go up for sweet corn, the end of June or early July, and close in October.
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Open when the sweet corn is ready in late June or early July. Normally 10:00 am to 6:00 pm seven days while corn last into early August.
The open Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday until late October.
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Let me tell you about Poverty Acres experience. Sam and Mary Ann Victor our the owners of this small family farm. They have five varieties of the sweetest corn I have tasted since I was a kid.... [more]
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