History of Ramseyer Farms – From Potato Farm to Mystery Corn Maze

Serving the people of Cleveland and Columbus in Northeast Ohio

Ramseyer Farms is a fifth-generation family owned and operated farm. In 1884 Daniel Ramseyer began farming in Wayne County, Ohio. In the 1920’s his son, Alvin (A.C.) Ramseyer, expanded the operation to include potatoes. A.C. sold his potatoes to peddlers and grocers in Cleveland, Columbus, Akron and Canton. During the late 1930's and early 1940's potato chip companies became interested in Ramseyer potatoes.

Arden and Dennis

Sales gradually changed from a fresh market crop (eating potatoes) to potatoes sold to make chips. The crop is now predominately sold to potato chip plants in PA, OH, WV, and NC. Our 720 acre farm also produces pumpkins, wheat, corn and soybeans.

As challenges in potato marketing increased in the 1990's Ramseyer Farms realized the need to diversify to keep the family farm alive. In 2000 educational farm tours and corn mazes were added. Each fall new improvements and activities are added to make Ramseyer Farms an exciting place for families and groups to enjoy the harvest season.

Click here to download a video over the history of Ramseyer farms (15.5MB).
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Potatoes

Round white and red potatoes will be available beginning in September. Click here for more information.

Also, make sure you check out some great potato recipes on the recipes page!