Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs and First Lady Frances Strickland toured the Schacht Family Farm Market in Canal Winchester Monday during an event highlighting the second annual Ohio Sustainable Agriculture Week, which takes place April 19 – 25.
During the event, farm owners Lisa and David Schacht, who are Farm Bureau members in Franklin County, were commended for their use of sustainable agriculture practices.
“The Schacht Family Farm Market is one operation that is helping to move Ohio toward greater sustainability,” said Boggs. “The Schachts live their life on the farm in a way that promotes outstanding conservation practices. They operate under the philosophy that soil health is the foundation of a solid crop, and that a good foundation of healthy soil can help a plant withstand some adverse conditions without intervention.”
The Schacht Family Farm Market, established by the fourth generation of the Schacht family, has been in operation since 1981 and offers more than 20 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables. The Schachts farm 60 acres on site, using conservation practices that include crop rotation, irrigation and integrated pest management strategies. The Schacht Family Farm Market also offers other locally grown produce and opportunities to pick-your-own product.