Welcome To Back Forty Acres!!
Set on 180 acres of rolling hills, wooded stands and bubbling creeks, Back Forty Acres proves that old ways of farming can work and produce a variety of great tasting, environmentally friendly, humane and ethical products that please both the taste buds and the trillion or so good bugs that call your body home.
Established by Simeon Weber in 1864, the farm has been proudly stewarded by several generations of farmers growing crops and raising animals to feed not only their families but feed the community as well.
Residing on the farm is the homestead built in the 1850’s that is still in use today, now with several modifications such as running water and electricity, those are a couple of big ones, also several additions to the structure itself.
The farm buildings consist of two large barns made from lumber harvested from the woods and either hand hewn or milled by a local sawmill, they were designed to hold large quantities of loose hay which would supply the animals for the winter. Also two smaller outbuildings, one was used as a corn crib where the fall harvest of ear corn was stored for later use and the other is known as the buggy shed, with a basement underneath for the horses and the upper level for the buggy, now there is a diesel pick-up parked in it.
Times change but the memories still remain.
As part of the fifth generation, along my wife DeAnn and our son Nick, the sixth generation, we happily farm this historic land, as our fore fathers did, to provide an excellent array of products for our family and our ever broadening community.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Back Forty Acres; We look forward to meeting you!