City of Green and the Green Historical Society Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Merestead Farms and Farming in Green on August 6

City of Green and the Green Historical Society Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Merestead Farms and Farming in Green on August 6
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Green, OH – The City of Green and the Green Historical Society are celebrating 200 years of farming in Green as they honor and share the history of the Merestead Merestead FarmhouseFarms, owned by John and Lee Beese, on August 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd.    The evening will include a presentation on the history of the farm and property by John and Lee Beese and members of the Green Historical Society.

The Merestead Farms property was incorporated on June 2, 1814 and has been a working farm throughout most of its history.   The Beese family (John’s father) purchased the farm in 1914 and the family has farmed the land for the past 100 years – currently farmed by the third  generation.  John’s son Matthew now runs the day-to-day farming activities.  

“This is a dual celebration of 200 years of farming the land that is now Merestead Farms and the 100th anniversary of the Beese family farm,” said Dick Norton, mayor of the City of Green.  “The property, the farm and the Beese family are an important part of the history of Green and we are proud to celebrate with them.”

The event is open to the public and free to attend.   Registration is requested, but not required by calling 330-896-6602 or emailing asehm@cityofgreen.org.   The event will also be streamed on the City’s website live at www.cityofgreen.org/videos

 

For more information, visit www.cityofgreen.org or call 330-896-6614.

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents.  Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County.    Visit www.cityofgreen.org.    Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio or follow us on Twitter @cityofgreen.

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