MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP)- Todd Stacy, an owner at Stacy Family Farm, says the business runs in his blood.
“The farm has been in the family since 1899. We started on the west side of Marietta with 35 acres roughly. In 2012 we bought the Reno farm that we’re standing on now. Out here, we have about 92 acres, about 60 of it is tillable.”
The farm offers a variety of different crops throughout the year.
“We do strawberries in the spring. We have blueberries now. We’ll progress into pumpkins in our fall festival here in late September and into October,” he says.
The most popular draw of the farm is their U-Pick option where people can pick their own produce from the farm.
“It’s kind of rewarding. We’re starting to see the third generation of families be here. When I was young, you had kids my age and their parents here, and now kids my age are bringing their kids back. Some of it is a lot more of the experience to be out here with your kids over picking large quantities for jamming or putting away for the winter. It’s definitely part of why we do it, to see the families smiling and have memories,” Stacy notes.
Stacy says that teaching people about the agriculture community is one of his favorite parts of the business.
“There a big disconnect from most families to being around agriculture. If they can come out here and see how we do it, ask us questions, and we can answer them, that’s definitely a big part of it.”