All about SchoolHouse Farms
Vaughn Davis and Beth Cole have been close friends and avid bird watchers in York County, Maine for years. In 2016, they decided to turn their passion for birds into a business partnership by growing and delivering their own farm fresh black oil sunflower seed into select local birdseed markets and, as a result, created SchoolHouse Farms, LLC.
As 2020 comes to a close, we now grow and distribute sunflowers, sunflower oil, gourmet popcorn, and we crush milled heirloom and hybrid grain products such as corn flour and grits.
Some of our end markets include:
- gourmet popcorn and confection sunflowers
- floral market sunflowers
- sunflower oil
- heirloom cornmeal and grits
- distillation and brewing grains
Our name is derived from the one room Frysinger School located on Davis Farm property outside Rockford, OH. The school was built in 1862 during the height of the American Civil War and was closed on the eve of World War II in 1939.
Products are sold via schoolhouse-farms.com, select retail stores and farm markets in Ohio, Indiana and Maine.
If you have a great opportunity to discuss, please give us a call!
1.5 lb popcorn with a 16oz bottle of our regular sunflower oil. The perfect gift for the popcorn lover.
Who wants one of these beautiful calendars? The sunflowers alone will brighten your day every time you look at it, plus we have several unique pictures on every month. These are $20 for local pickup and $25 shipped! We will have these available both in Maine and in Ohio.
These 2021 calendar features pictures from throughout the calendar year from sunflowers to pollinators to winter scenes with photographs by Kylie Marie photography, Ken Bingham, Dan Moeller, Steven Hattaway, Vaughn Davis, and Laura Putnam.
Buy a calendar to show your support for our farm!
Order your calendar here today
In 1862, at the present site, the one-room Frysinger School (right) was built. In 1939, as World War II began, the building ceased to be a used as a schoolhouse and fell into disrepair. In 2010 a restoration of the schoolhouse was undertaken and the school is now used as a farm office and function hall for local gatherings. Stop by and write on the blackboard!
Vaughn worked around the globe as an engineer for many years, in North Africa, The Far East, India, Australia, South America, Europe and the Artic Regions of North America. The more he travelled, the more he missed his time on the land. In 2016 he decided to pursue his dream to farm full time.
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