Homecoming Farm is located on 115 acres just outside of Amesville in Athens County, Ohio. The land was purchased by the Wood Burchby family in 1993. The land had been overworked for many years and then neglected. Lots of labor has gone into pushing back the brush to reclaim land for farming and also into improving the quality of the woods and wildlife habitat.
In 2010, Homecoming Farm began with the planting of an apple orchard. After much weeding, manure hauling, and building, we started offering our products to the public in 2015. Many things have changed since then, but we have always been proud to do what we do and even more proud of where we do it.
The name of our farm was inspired by the works of agriculturist and author Wes Jackson:
“What we must think about is an agriculture with a human face. We must give standing to the new pioneers, the homecomers bent on the most important work for the next century -- a massive salvage operation to save the vulnerable but necessary pieces of nature and culture and to keep the good and artful examples before us. It is time for a new breed of artists to enter front and center, for the point of art, after all, is to connect. This is the homecomer I have in mind: the scientist, the accountant who converses with nature, a true artist devoted to the building of agriculture and culture to match the scenery presented to those first European eyes.” ― Wes Jackson, Becoming Native to This Place