I was born and raised a city girl. But I think I knew somehow I'd end up on a farm. I use to visit my Grandparents on their 80 acre homestead in Northwest Ohio. There was something in me that responded to that farm with it's fruit trees, out buildings filled with interesting things, and dirt lane leading to the woods between the fields of corn ...
ABOUT SINGLETREE FARM
Justin and I fell in love with Appalachian Ohio and bought our own 91 acres in Northern Athens County in 2015. We had been heavily experimenting with homesteading for years before. Canning, making hay, growing melons, you name it. Over the years, we've had goats, turkeys, ducks, pigs, more chickens than you can shake a stick at, and of course cows. I'm pretty sure Justin was born to work with cows. He could just stand there and admire them eating grass peacefully in the pasture for hours.
Singletree Farm is really a beautiful place with plenty of woods to explore and green open pastures for the animals, and I'm so grateful we are it's stewards. We've planted fruit trees, have our own assortment of out-buildings, and a long lane to walk down to the creek or ride bike on. I love that our three kids get to grow up around farming like their ancestors did. My grandparents are gone now but I like to think they'd be happy to see us carrying on the family tradition, making a livelihood of caring for the land.
-Lauren and Justin
(For those curious, our farm name comes from the name of a piece of farming equipment called a singletree, it's used to attach a work animal, such as a horse or ox, to the implement the animal pulls. I have one that I found in one of my grandparents barns years ago and when we bought this farm we found a matching one in the barn here which was built in 1900. It felt like a good omen :)
FRESH, LOCAL, &
Our family is happy to share the best milk Nature has to offer with our community, from our farm to your kitchen. Caring for the herd is a labor of love that comes through in the quality of the milk. We'd love to have you join us!