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Since 1836, the historic “Kercheval Homestead Farm” has raised a wide variety of traditional crops, livestock and dairy products for consumption in the surrounding community. For seven generations, an unbroken chain of family members has tilled the soil and tended the animals, preserving a sense of history and continuing many of the traditional farming methods of generations long past.

In 2001, two brothers decided to use the land to branch out into the “nontraditional” produce arena. For generations the family shared a love for collecting wild mushrooms, so the move into growing exotic mushrooms seemed natural. The venture was successful and the brothers have since expanded their operation to include other produce common to their family garden for generations.

To learn more about Homestead Growers, stop by their booth at the market, or visit their website at