Pigeon Roost Farm is a working, family farm, owned and operated by Ralph and Janice Jutte. Since we are often asked, Jutte is pronounced Ju'-tee.
We are native "Buckeyes", and bought this farm in 1979. The land was part of the Refugee Tract land set aside by the U.S. Congress in 1783 as a grant for Canadian refugees who aided the Colonies' cause during the Revolutionary War. The story of the farm's name, is a story in itself, as told below.
When we moved in, the entire farm was in disarray. We completely renovated the late-1800s home, cleaned up the yard, and tiled the fields. Then we turned our attention to the 100-year-old post and beam barn. Working on it was a challenge, and painting it was even harder. We wanted something unique, but it was still scary applying the first brushstrokes of terracotta-colored paint! Fortunately, it turned out just as we wanted...and we've loved it ever since.
We first established Jutte's Farm Market to teach our young children—Doug, Pam, and Amy—a strong work ethic and provide them not only spending money, but also savings for college.
In just those few short years, Pigeon Roost Farm has grown to a favorite fall entertainment center for several thousand families from throughout central Ohio. It's our intent to provide a positive farm experience and give younger generations an opportunity to spend time on a working farm.
We've retired from our careers now and find the farm market to be challenging, interesting, and—in the fall—a little crazy! We enjoy meeting all the great people who visit and love sharing our farm and animals with all the children and adult "kids-at-heart."
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