Welcome to Sunbeam Family Farm!
Our certified organic vegetable farm is located in Alexandria, Ohio and has been family owned and operated since 2011. Food here is grown the old-fashioned way, with plenty of hard work and sweat on our brow. We take pride in the fact that our efforts to improve soil quality and health are reflected in the flavor and nutrition of the produce we offer. Healthy soil nurtures healthy people!
Our mission at Sunbeam Family Farm is to build a connection between soil, grower, and community using organic practices. We are focused on our responsibility as land stewards to restore soil to a balanced, healthy state. We believe that healthy soil nurtures healthy plants which in turn promotes healthy people and communities. Soil remineralization, cover cropping, minimal tillage, and compost are some of the farming techniques we utilize to help create a soil ecosystem that will produce vegetable crops with improved flavor, higher nutritional content, and longer shelf life.
Sunbeam also feels strongly about sustainability and the ecological health of our planet. We limit our carbon footprint whenever possible through the use of hand tools over machinery, reusing materials, opting for renewable sources of energy when possible, and following organic standards that prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.
Sunbeam Family Farm is proud to provide the community with certified organic produce. We encourage the "farm-to-table" concept as a means to enrich a family's life through deliberate food choices and conscious eating. It is our passion, and we hope you enjoy!
Owners - Chuck and Cynthia Dilbone
Chuck and Cynthia's interest in healthy eating, cooking, and sustainable living played a huge part in the creation of Sunbeam Family Farm.
Cynthia is a retired elementary school teacher, spending 37 rewarding years in the classroom. Her health conscious lifestyle and extensive knowledge on whole foods and homeopathic medicine helped her make a seamless transition into organic farming.
She especially enjoys working the Saturday/Tuesday Granville Markets as well as the indoor winter market — ask her for new recipe ideas.
Chuck is also a retired educator, serving most of his 39 years in education as a high school principal. During his time with the Granville Schools, he pioneered a school lunch program that featured healthy, fresh, and local food.