Ohio’s Best of Agritourism
Grows on Niederman Family Farm
“Where does your food come from?”
“The grocery store.”
Unfortunately, most American’s are so far removed from what was once the lifeblood of our way of life that this question and answer is more a norm than a joke.
Niederman Family Farm is a working farm that invites everyone in to see just what the now popular phrase “Farm-to-Table” truly means. The story they tell is generations in the making. And although the agricultural scene in this country has changed drastically, one thing remains constant: as soon as a child touches the fur or feathers of a farm animal, magic happens.
And that is what the Niedermans bring to the table – farm magic! And some dirt under the fingernails.
Every year, Bethann and her family dream up something new to offer. Already they feature farm tours for groups and schools which include touching and learning about the farm animals and crops, a 60-foot-long bouncy pillow under a barn on stilts, a farm store, elaborate paintball courses, and special events throughout the year. Their fall festivities are incredibly popular.
Birthday (and all) parties are unforgettable. The Niederman’s built a play area that features a variety of massive playsets and activities like water duck races, and more. But still, most kids just love running around the mountain of dirt. Were dirty fingernails mentioned yet? No worries, those hands will come clean before the group of 20 or 300 reconvene in the pavilion. Do not worry about details. That is what farmhands are for. And they help ensure an unusual and remarkable experience.
Playdates are also popular on the farm. Reserve time to partake in the fun activities at the many play areas across the farm. Fly a kite, use the ball zones, jump on the pillow, climb in the new play barn, use the tractor play area, and enjoy the sunshine with a small snack and drink included!
Meeting and event planners long for fresh sites away from stodgy hotels and floating walls. Whether it is a corporate picnic, business function, wedding, reunion, or party, the Niedermans know how to grow memorable experiences in unusual ways. A renovated 1890s climate-controlled barn can accommodate 200 people. Just outside is a vast deck, perfect for a roast, picnic, or hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. It is designed to connect indoor and outdoor activities. The meeting options are as diverse as the fun!
“We thrive on bringing a disappearing culture back to America in unique ways,” said Bethann Niederman. “we have fun helping families and groups harvest their own memories on our farm.”
By far, the biggest pastime on the farm is to run around the woods and fields chasing friends, family, classmates, or even co-workers trying to splat paint on their gluteus maximus. Again, you do not need to bring a thing – the Niedermans provide everything paintball for the first-timer to the seasoned pro. There are smaller speedball courses with bunkers and barriers. For those seeking more strategy and who want to cover vast areas of woods and streams, there are the woods fields.
The fun can last into the evening, so barn rentals and bonfire pits are there to bring everyone close. Stargaze, roast marshmallows, and have fireside chats and storytelling. But most of all, laugh. That is the deep cleanse everyone wants to walk away with after playing on a farm for a day.
Niederman Family Farm is known for adapting to the wants and needs of its visitors. So, it was in that spirit that they decided to create a Farm Market.
“We started this because people called on the phone to ask about our farm-to-table apple butter, jellies, jams, and other items,” said Bethann Niederman.
The farm store is a pop-up shop of sorts. It is not always open. But follow Niederman Family Farm on social media and look for the alerts. It is because of the limited availability and high demand for quality and hard-to-get items that make pop-up shops like the Niederman Farm Market wildly popular.
The Niederman family continues to adapt, educate, entertain, and grow memories for its guests every year. They simply take pleasure in offering insight to today’s farms as well as a nostalgic look back at farming in America. But most of all, they grow fun!
Niederman Family Farm is located at 5110 LeSourdsville-West Chester Road in Liberty Township, Ohio between Cincinnati and Dayton. Reservations are required. Call 513-779-6184 or visit NiedermanFamilyFarm.com if you want to run around care-free for a day or evening. Hey, if it is going to be outside, it might as well be at Niederman Family Farm.