Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept credit cards?
We do! We accept all major credit/debit cards.
Do you accept SNAP/EBT?
Unfortunately, we are not able to accept SNAP at this time. The Point of Sale System we use for our cash register does not have the capability to process SNAP transactions. We are communicating with the company and hope to see this function added soon.
Do you accept WIC?
We are able to accept the WIC (Women Infant Children) Farmers Market coupons. We are not able to accept WIC cards as payment.
Do you accept Ohio Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) Coupons?
We gladly accept Ohio SFMNP Coupons on all Ohio grown and homegrown produce. This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the support of the Ohio Department of Aging, Buckeye Hills Regional Council and LifeCare Alliance (equal opportunity providers).
Do you accept West Virginia Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Coupons?
What can I get with my Senior/WIC coupons?
You can purchase any produce item that was either grown in Ohio or locally at our farm. Eligible items will change as we move through the season, therefore, we label our price signs to indicate which produce can be purchased with coupons. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at 740-984-4009.
Where can I apply for Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Coupons?
Can I buy in bulk?
Yes! We offer bulk pricing for almost everything we sell. To buy in bulk, you must place a special order to ensure items will be in stock on the requested date. For party bags of sweet corn (4 baker’s dozen), you only need to place a special order if you’d like 3 or more bags.
Do you sell Gift Cards?
Yes. Gift cards can be purchased in any dollar amount you choose. Purchase them at any Witten Farm Market or contact the office at 740-984-4009 to have one mailed to you.
Was this corn picked today?
Yes, and we are extremely proud of that! Our sweet corn is picked fresh every single day at midnight so it can get to the markets by 10:00am.
When will you have white corn?
White sweet corn is a later variety and we grow a limited amount of it, so it will only be available for 3-4 weeks in early August.
Is your sweet corn GMO?
No, our sweet corn, as well as all our other produce, is NON-GMO.
Although we are not against the use of GMOs (they reduce the use of herbicides and pesticides), we think the quality and flavor of the crops we currently grow are pretty fantastic, so we will stick with them. If you’d like to know more about GMOs, visit GMO Answers.com
How do you have sweet corn available so early AND late in the season?
Not to toot our own horn, but we are kind of corn experts. Seriously though, we are able to have corn ready so early because we get our first planting in the ground beginning April 1 at our most southern fields under a layer of biodegradable plastic. It helps warm the ground underneath so the seeds can germinate before the rest of the ground is warm enough. Being along the river, the fog also helps protect our corn against frosty nights. We then plant every week for 15 weeks so we can pick from new fields throughout the entire summer. Since we spread out our plantings, we still have corn ready into October.
Why do the Tennessee Tomatoes cost more?
Tennessee tomatoes are the best quality tomato you can get before our Ohio tomatoes are ready. We purchase them from Morgan Farms, a trusted family farm located in Tennessee. They are shipped directly to us and then we disperse them to our markets. Because we have to buy and ship them, the cost is a little more, but worth every penny.
Do you have canning tomatoes?
Canning tomatoes are available by the 25lb box (that’s approximately a ½ bushel) starting in early August through mid-October.
What is an Heirloom tomato?
An heirloom tomato is one whose seeds have been passed down from generation to generation and have not changed. They generally have a shorter shelf-life but have a unique, colorful appearance and are packed full of flavor. They cost a little more than the round red varieties because they are fragile and difficult to grow. They are more labor intensive and we have to maintain special growing practices for them specifically. But they sure do taste amazing!
Is your produce Organic?
We are not certified organic. We are considered a conventional farm, but we use as many organic practices as possible. Sustainability is our goal, so we grow and care for our crops with that in mind.
Do you have any Pick-Ur-Own Fields?
We do not offer any Pick-Ur-Own crops at this time.
Do you grow all of the produce at your farm?
In peak season, we grow about 85% of the produce we sell at our wagons. We do not have an orchard, so none of the tree fruits are grown on our farm.
Will you have homegrown watermelon?
We will not have Homegrown Watermelon for the 2020 season. We have had difficulties growing watermelon in our climate for several years now and made the decision not to grow them this year, dedicating that land to other crops.
What do you do with blemished produce?
Produce that is blemished with a minor spot or two, is sorted out and given to local food pantries with the assistance of Washington County Harvest of Hope. We do sell seconds of tomatoes, peaches, and cantaloupes when we have them available.
What do you do with the bad produce? Can I have it to feed my animals?
Rotten produce is set aside in large bins to be taken back to the farm and composted. Unfortunately, we cannot give it away for any reason due to liability concerns. Rotten produce is not meant for consumption of any kind and we cannot be held responsible.
Are you open in the rain?
Yes we are. You just might get a little wet. However, we are NOT open during storms. The wagon structures are not safe for our customers or our employees in that circumstance. We try to close 5 to 10 minutes before a storm hits and will reopen once it passes.