History with a Heart!
A day at Winterberry Farm is like a trip to another place. Tucked away, off the main road, the farm is surrounded by meadows, fields, and woodlands. You can feel the outside world melt away as you are enveloped in its magic.
Winterberry Farm is history at it finest harkening back to a land grant signed by President James Monroe. Nestled along the Sandusky River where Native Americans once lived and traveled, it is just South of where Old Fort Seneca protected settlers traveling through the Ohio Territory.
The house and barn were built in the 1830’s at a time when the area was still untamed frontier. Both have survived to tell the tale. Survived is the appropriate word as the farm went on the auction block four years ago and faced demolition by those who wanted to tear down the “old” buildings in favor of new construction. The farm is slowly being brought back to life to be shared with guests from all over who wish to share in its heritage.
We have a long-term commitment to make conscious choices to bring beauty and enrichment to our community, the world, and our environment. By choosing to visit Winterberry, you are becoming part of its history and ensuring that this piece of our joint heritage will be around for generations.
The first phase of our restoration, the barn, is complete. This stunning piece of architecture is truly unique. Built from hand-hewn, native timbers approaching two hundred years in construction and likely another hundred in their growth, the barn went through a facelift in the 1920’s when the glorious Greek Revival detail was added to complement the house and other eight outbuildings including a carriage house, machinery shed, brooder and hatchery, two adorable chicken coups, and the buildings that form the courtyard area. Truly it is a masterpiece as demonstrated through the architectural blueprints (left) from notable, local architect George Netcher.
As funds become available, each building will be lovingly restored adding to the possibilities of sharing the beauty here at the farm. Know that the funds generated by Events here at the farm, will go towards it restoration and giving back to our community and world.
We thank you for making your history a part of ours!
Meet our Founder
Farming has been in our family for over 400 years and in 2017 I took my place in that long line of people who put their hands in the soil. The soil is in our souls and I share the love of the land and that tradition with you here at Winterberry.
Having transformed my own life through my master's work in
Spiritual Psychology and Soul-Centered Leadership,
I experienced and witnessed the majesty and power in
living an authentic life aligned with inner Spirit.
We live in a time when technology distracts us from the quietness inside which informs us of who we are. Farms are about nurturing and growing and my intention
here at Winterberry Farm is to nurture each and every person who visits so we all flourish and enrich our world! This is our heritage! I hope you'll come experience
the Farm that Feeds the Soul!