Down on the Farm

We are the second generation of the West family to operate the farm that Robert and Evelyn West purchased from the Neff family in the early 60's. We began farming in 1975 and have raised three children on the farm. Our four granddaughters and grandson are being raised in the home our daughter and son-in-law built on part of the farm. Our oldest son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter reside in Canal Winchester, OH and our youngest son is now married with two little girls. We keep a small herd of cattle on our 123 acres. Chickens have been a part of our farm since its beginning. Even before we started growing for market, we raised all of our vegetables organically. To us, "organic" isn't a trend. It is a way of life (perhaps one that lingers from our days of peace signs and flower power). Taking care of the soil, wildlife and the health and safety of our family and customers is a deeply rooted belief that is supported by our faith in the God who created it all. As a Certified Naturally Grown farm we are required to follow strict organic practices while belonging to an organization that values organic as a way of life not just a label. We have also taken up the torch in the fight to label and eventually ban GMO's. We are committed to selling what we produce locally. We support the other vendors at our farmers' market by buying their products. We buy USA-made regardless of cost. We believe the answer to many of our country's woes is a return to a community-based system not a global one. Feel free to visit us at the farm or at the farmers' market this summer. God Bless You and thanks for visiting our site.

Interested in learning more about life on a small farm? Wonder what it takes to get all those veggies to market? Lone Oak Farms invites you to join us, by appointment, for a few hours, a day or longer. Adults and children are welcome to help with chores: gather eggs, work in the gardens, tend animals, and more depending on what projects we find ourselves doing the day you visit. Please email or call 740-676-8187 for more information.

Lone Oak Farms has a full-time or part time internship position available. Please call or e-mail Susan at  for more information.

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