A vendor with Countryside Farmers' Market since 2004.
People: Michael and Diane Hiener
Products: Nearly every vegetable from asparagus to zucchini, eggs from free range chickens and pasture raised meat chickens.
Certifications: "I'm not crazy, my mom had me tested." -Mike
Farm History: Mike Hiener was raised on a vegetable farm near Marietta, Ohio and is (at least) a fourth generation grower. Mike and Diane bought their farm in Ashtabula County in 1996 and have steadily built a business known for its quality produce.
Soil: Silt loam glacial till.
Water Use: Pond water for transplanting and dripline irrigation.
Weed Control: Plastic mulch, hand weeding.
Pest Control: Limited spray use only to save a crop. We use the safest alternative since we eat what we grow, too.
Fun Facts: Diane is a practicing veterinarian and Mike is a practicing attorney and acting judge.