History of the Farm
Ard's Farm was founded with two goals in mind: providing quality food to the community in the most responsible way possible, and being good to people. We're proud to say that after three decades, we still strive for those same goals every day.
Beginning as a humble dairy farm, this property has been in the Ard family since 1962. In 1991, Alan, Nancy, and Ray decided to redirect their passion for local agriculture into a new project: a local market where customers could purchase all of their local goods in one place. Thus, Ard's Farm Market was born.
Since then, a lot has changed. The family has grown... and grown... and grown. Small businesses have seen periods of overwhelming success. And small businesses have gone through tough times and droughts. But through it all, Ard's Farm has continued to grow, adapt, and remain focused on providing quality products for our customers and friends.
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MEET ALAN AND KYLE ARD
Alan, along with his parents Ray and Nancy, established the original "Ard's Farm Market" in 1991. Since that time, Alan had taken over the business and has watched it grow leaps and bounds for over 30 years. While many owners do not have a hand in the day-to-day operations in their business, that is what sets him apart from the rest. Alan knew his employees on a first-name basis and even had nicknames for most!
He was around for the initial building of Ard’s market, the day they sold the cows, the addition on to the market, the addition of the restaurant, and has helped with the most recent 2017/2018 renovations. His love has always been the outdoors, though.
Kyle has been an integral part in the progression of catering! Her eye for design has given her the ability to plan beautiful parties and events, all while integrating her passion for sewing! Many of the costumes, aprons, or pillows you see around the building have probably been crafted by Kyle!