Hiram – This coming weekend, May 5th through 7th, the farmers at Hiram Farm will once again be hosting their spring sale. This special event will feature unique items made throughout the winter, offered just in time for Mother’s Day.
Hand-woven items, including potholders, placemats, and rugs will be offered, as well as a collection of hand-crafted soaps and body products. A variety of soups and bread mixes offer easy meal solutions, and make wonderful housewarming or hostess gifts. The one-of-a-kind recycled slate cheese trays will keep cheese cold for hours at spring and summer gatherings.
Be sure to check out the impressive collection of handmade wooden items, including a unique puzzle-piece wooden cocktail plate and rustic wooden shelves made by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. And, just in time for planting, they’ll also have organic seed-starts, flowers and hanging baskets to help you celebrate spring this season.
“The Hiram Farm is a community project born out of the desire to provide inspiration and meaningful work for the individual growth of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” shared Executive Director David Lundeen. “Whether you stop to buy eggs or meat, attend a seasonal sale, or make a donation,” he continued, “as a small organization with a big mission, we are forever grateful for our community of supporters.”
The program began in 2009 serving six adults with autism. By 2011, that number had increased to twenty participants, and in 2016 they grew to serving 26 individuals who find meaningful work serving as farmers and craftspeople on Hiram Farm’s 120-acre organic farm. Pasture-raised beef and pork are seasonally available, as are farm-fresh eggs, lettuce, and other produce.
The spring sale will take place Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (May 5th – 7th) from 10 am until noon each day. The farmhouse is located at 11543 Garfield Road, on the southwest corner of Rt. 82 and Rt. 700 in Hiram, Ohio. For more information, call (330) 569-3441.