About Us

A Family Project

We are a bi-national family of four my husband, Pete, has traveled the globe as a free-lance photographer. His interest in indigenous peoples  and their way of life inspired his photo-explorations.

On a journey through Quito, Ecuador, our chance meeting led to a marriage, two children, and a new life in the United States. We share the vision of living respectfully with the earth as we work side by side. To this endeavor, I bring knowledge of farming and Pete brings an encyclopedia of information gleaned from his world travels. With a supportive community of local farmers, together we enjoy the abundance of our farm.

About Martha

Martha is an Ecuadorian native who grew up learning first-hand organic farming. She inherited from past generations traditional Inca agricultural methods and trading practices. This way of life has persisted in the villages of the Andes even to this day where the farmer’s market feed and supports the local community.

For Martha the local farmers’ market was her playground and her classroom. Each week a tapestry of color, fabrics, spices, and just-picked produce gleamed under the mid-day sun. People came to sell, to shop, to visit with neighbors and relatives, to eat, to nap and to simply enjoy the sounds of conversations. Babies laughing and Andean flutes playing their haunting melodies.

Now years later as a farmer in Ohio, Martha brings the same techniques and values to market so you can enjoy safe and healthy produce, grass-fed meat and free-range poultry. This means you can trust her goods to be grown without chemical of any kind. Instead, using centuries-old herbal remedies, she is able to produce completely organic foods for your table and your health. (More…)

What We Do

Though I love America, my experience with the American food industry makes me long for the traditional ways of farming that my father taught me in Ecuador. His ways fit well with what is now called pasture-based animal husbandry and “beyond organic.” We believe in sustainable farming and work to nurture the earth while using its resources. Martha’s Farm offers “all natural, pasture-based,” healthy and tasty chicken, turkey and pork, and a variety of vegetables free of pesticides.

Why beyond organic? A certified organic label can be put on a chicken or turkey that has never seen sunshine or walked on grass. All animals at Martha’s Farm enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and the feel of the earth beneath their feet.You will find much more than traditional crops such as lettuce and tomatoes at Martha’s Farm. We grow whatever is needed in our local community, including off-season vegetables and foods that offer international flavors. Let us know if you or someone close to you has special dietary needs.

At Martha’s Farm we hope to build a kitchen garden to demonstrate international recipes from locally available ingredients. We also plan to build an outdoor bread and pizza oven.
At Martha’s Farm we focus on the essentials of developing good earth. It takes lot of work to turn Ohio mud into rich, black humus. As we develop the earth, we look to develop community with those who enjoy the fruits of our labor and celebrate together the “sacramental aspect of food,” the local roots, the experience of the market and my family’s table in Ecuador.