Hearthstone Berry Farm is a fruit farm in Nova, Ohio. Hearthstone was originally part of an 85 acre dairy farm.
In 2008, 34 acres were in Timothy hay and 12 acres of lowland woods grew on the north property line.
Over the past 8 years, we have planted peaches, blackberries, black currants and elderberries.
Elderberries were planted in a trial plot as part of a SARE grant in 2010.
The bulk of the farm is still in hay, but now the front six acres are in orchard and we have a half-acre pond for irrigation.
Our goal is to provide fresh fruit and vegetables for the contiguous counties in a manner that respects the environment and is economically sustainable.
Hearthstone will take ten years to bring into full production.