Farm & Field

Spray of pink Lisianthus flowers.

Why Buy Flowers from Local Growers?

Posted byLauren Ketcham on Saturday, May 04, 2024

People have always picked flowers for décor, cultural and spiritual practices. But, the modern flower industry’s emphasis on high-volume, low-cost production has reduced this tradition to a commodity resulting in flowers grown, transported, sold, and used with little regard for their environmental and social cost. Learn more about why local is better from Lauren Ketcham, grower at Down the Road Farm in New Lexington, OhioContinue Reading Why Buy Flowers from Local Growers?

Bountiful arrangement of spring flowers in a vase.

Arrange Flowers Like a Pro

Posted byLauren Ketcham on Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024

Flowers possess the remarkable ability to brighten any space, but the magic truly happens when they are paired with the perfect vase and designer. Mastering the art of vase selection and flower design can elevate your floral arrangements to new heights. Get these tips for creating beautiful arrangements from Lauren Ketcham, grower at Down the Road Farm in New Lexington, OhioContinue Reading Arrange Flowers Like a Pro

Green frog balanced on long leaf

Tips for Preventing Garden Pests

Posted byLauren Ketcham on Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

The perennial challenge in growing any Ohio garden is the havoc deer and pests can wreak on cherished plants. However, with a bit of foresight and strategic planning, you can safeguard your garden oasis. Having started their farm on a lot previously used as a deer feeding station, Lauren Ketcham, grower at Down the Road Farm in New Lexington, Ohio has some great tips… Continue Reading Tips for Preventing Garden Pests

Spray of colorful flowers in a field of sustainably grown flowers at Down The Road Farm in New Lexington, Ohio.

Give a Summerful of Bouquets for Valentine’s Day

Posted byLauren Ketcham on Sunday, Jan 28, 2024

Down the Road Farm in New Lexington, Ohio is a regular treat at the Lancaster Farmers Market from the first Saturday in May through the first Saturday in October. If you’d like to deliver an eco-friendly surprise to your loved one this Valentine’s Day, they’ve got just the gift!

Surprise your loved one with a weekly gift of flowers this summer by signing up for Down the Road Farm’s 2024 Flower Bouquet Subscription! Continue Reading Give a Summerful of Bouquets for Valentine’s Day

Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Competitors standing with first place award.

Eleven Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Members Represent Ohio at National FFA Convention

Posted byThe Lancaster Herald on Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023

The Amanda-Clearcreek FFA chapter is proud to have sent 10 members to compete in national Career Development Event (CDE) contests at this year’s National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to 10 contest competitors, 2021 A-C Graduate Morgan Anderson is the first-ever A-C FFA member to serve as Ohio’s candidate for one of six coveted National FFA Officer positions. Continue Reading Eleven Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Members Represent Ohio at National FFA Convention