Fulton Farms, Troy, Ohio
May 3rd, 2018
Fulton Farms, Troy, Ohio was a neat little stop on our way home to Ontario. We found this location through Harvest Hosts. This location had only opened up for the summer on April 21st, 2018 so we were very lucky to have timed this for our trip home. 🙂 When Bill called up to see if they had any openings available, they even warned him about a potential rain storm they may receive while we were there.
Upon our arrival, we found a huge paved parking lot that was almost empty, and a country style farm market surrounded by fields. Bill went inside to introduce himself and find out where we should park. Bill commented on how nice the store was and that he wanted to go back in and get a few things once we were settled.
Set up and ready for the night.
Once we were settled in, we gave the girls a milk bone to keep them busy and we walked back over to the market. They really did have something of everything. Home made bread and pies, handy items for the kitchen. Little trinkets for kids and pets. As we wandered around we found so many different items it was amazing.
Borrowed from their website;
About The Fulton Farm Market
The Farm Market houses the retail side of Fulton Farms. Located in a barn over 100 years old that is an excellent example of constructions techniques from the 19th century, the Market features produce grown on the farm. Asparagus, Beets, Sweet Globe Onions, Pickling Cakes, Farm Fresh Eggs, Apples, Lemons, Limes, Rhubarb, Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Strawberries, Peaches, Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Onions, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers, Broccoli, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Pumpkins, Fall Squash, Raspberries, Local Raw Honey Harvested From The Farm… are among the selections fresh from our fields.
In addition to our fresh produce, we also offer a wide selection of canned items including popular favorites like raspberry jam, strawberry jam, orange marmalade, apple butter and pickles to boysenberry jam, elderberry jam, pickled garlic, and pickled jalapeno peppers. There is also a wide selection of preserves with no added sugar in flavors like peach, pear, strawberry, blueberry and raspberry. Hot, medium and mild salsas, marinades, grilling sauces and steak sauce join salad dressings and mustard’s in shopping carts.
Upstairs in the Barn
Up stairs in the barn was where local Miami County artists displayed their creations of pieces of pottery, water colours, and paintings. Along with a display of metal tractor seats of days gone by. The tractor seats date back to the days when metal seats were the norm. Dating back to the 30’s and 40’s, they serve as most unusual, but highly appropriate, ornaments for the old barn.
Behind the Market
Behind the market was a small functional zoo that you were welcomed to walk around. You would find, a HUMONGOUS pig, several chickens and roosters. Wild Turkeys all along one side. The other side housed two Billy goats in separate pens with a small baby goat in one of the pens. The last large enclosure housed two Big Horn Sheep. In a country setting, they were just kind of cool to see. 🙂
As our normal comment now, it turned out we had 4G for our internet. That was a really nice surprise. So friendly folks, great place to shop for fresh produce, great place to park and all for free. Harvest Host came to the rescue again :).