Currently

Currently we own and operate two farm markets which are supported by three farms totaling 200 acres. Twenty five acres of fruit-bearing trees are located on the Johnson Road, North Benton location. We grow assorted varieties of apples, peaches, sweet corn, cabbage, canning tomatoes, asparagus, bedding plants, pumpkins, and cabbage; all of which are hand picked and sold fresh in our markets on a daily basis. Home-grown asparagus picked daily is a popular attraction, as well as our home-grown, hand-picked sweet corn.

How we got here...

John Stahl was hired straight out of college by attorney Kenneth Cope to manage one of his three orchards. Originally, the orchard was planted entirely with peaches and blackberries. Cope retired, John Stahl purchased the orchard on Johnson Road, in North Benton and Kenneth Cope's Sebring orchard became what is presently the Copeland Oaks Retirement Community. At first John and his wife Mary sold the fruit from the orchard out of their garage. In 1965 the North Benton farm market was built on Johnson Road. John, Mary, and their oldest son Charlie expanded their sales by selling produce at the Hartville and Aurora flea markets for many years. In 1989 a second farm market was purchased in Ravenna from the McConnell family. The McConnell's apple house was a natural extension of the business.

In March of 2003, Stahl's Orchard established by John and Mary Stahl was purchased by Charles and Martha Stahl from Mary Stahl.