Brown’s Family Farm Market is open from late April through October 31 every year, 7 days a week. Our spring focus is on bedding plants, specialty annuals, perennials, and vegetable plants. With over 12,000 sq. ft of greenhouse space behind the farm market, we are able to offer you a great selection, locally grown, at reasonable prices.
In the summer we transition to a produce farm market. Farm fresh produce are what the Browns are known for. At our farm in Ross we grow sweet corn, beans, tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, peppers, cabbage and much more. Our sweet corn is a local favorite; we hand pick and sell thousands of dozens each year. Inside the market we also carry Amish canned goods, baked goods, salad dressings, snacks, cheeses and other goodies.
The fall brings a rainbow of color and a large selection to meet your fall decorating needs. We grow our own corn stalk bundles, Indian corn, squash, assorted gourds, mums, and of course, pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. School groups attend educational sessions during the week, and the Browns welcome private parties on the weekends. Please call in advance to make your educational session reservation.
Brown’s fall family activities include a pick your own pumpkin patch, hayrides, a corn maze, straw maze, farm animals, picnic area, play area, and lots of photo opportunities. We would love to have you visit and see what we have to offer at the farm. Or just stop in and say “howdy”.
So who is behind the farm anyway? Who, exactly, are the Browns?
John is the farmer of the family. His love of raising produce is in his genes from both his parents and grandparents who farmed all their lives. He especially loves the sweet corn which is a well known local specialty. He also grows cantaloupe, watermelon, tomatoes, peppers and a large variety of produce. As well as selling at the farm market, John takes his produce to Brown's Deli in Hamilton, Ohio and to three different tent markets. The tent markets are on Tuesday at Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati, in Springdale on Thursdays and around the courthouse in downtown Hamilton on Saturday. Brown's Deli was opened in January of 2012 and is a combination deli and bulk food store which carries lunchmeat and many other items from Amish Country
Joyce has been the partner that was needed to further the farming business into retail farm markets. She always told him "you grow it, I will sell it." The farm market and produce have blossomed into a beautiful joint venture of the two people. The best part of all was that they were able to take the kids to work and teach them good family and work values at the same time. Joyce loves the greenhouses and the fall season. John loves the produce. It is a good combination.
John and Joyce have 3 daughters. Jody is the eldest and has recently returned to the farm market to help manage the greenhouses and farm market, as well as help with promotions and events. She is married to Steve Boyd, and they have 3 children ages 2, 5 and 9. Now the grandchildren can come to the farm market and learn as well. Steve lends a hand on many projects around the farm and helps in the fall with the equipment line up and the pumpkin patch. Jessica is next in line. She works in the legal division at Procter and Gamble and flies around the world for them. She also works in the farm office and helps out during busy times at the farm. You will see her in the fall driving tractors and giving hayrides to the pumpkin patch. Jamie, the youngest, is a registered nurse and works in the ER at the West Chester Hospital. She recently married Phil Watts, a three time Iraq war veteran. Phil helps with crop irrigation and they both help in the fall with the pumpkin patch.
Farm families are often close knit, and the Brown's are no exception.