Greetings to all our friends, It’s another great day to be alive!

In looking back at these letters from home I’ve realized that I’ve been sort of absent in holding up my end of the deal in writing my letter from home. Maybe I should do an annual “book from home” The other thing that I realized is that the popularity of my letter is down quite a bit from the “Letter from home” that Sovilla writes very consistently on a monthly basis. So, my lack of writing may or may not have to do with that fact. 🙂 I’m really just kidding about this. The one thing I’m not kidding about though is the fact that your responses to Sovilla’s Letter from home are great as Sovilla is very deserving of this in the fine job that she does for us all here at the Ashery Country Store.

This year has started out in an exciting way for us here at the Ashery Country Store as we have expanded with the purchase of Ashery Farms, a bulk food store in Heath OH. Formerly owned by my sister Norita and her husband Marcus since 2009. Ashery Farms is a smaller version of the Ashery Country Store and though not able to carry the full line of everything we offer here, Ashery Farms will be looking to add as many of our popular items as possible to their product line. Find out more about Ashery Farms at

A lot of people have asked, why Heath OH.? The reason is simply that Heath is where my sister and her husband had the opportunity to start a bulk food store while finishing their Bachelor degrees at OSU Newark. It all seemed like a good fit when the opportunity presented itself. We are very grateful for the wonder business Marcus and Norita built along with their employees and the opportunity they provided to us in purchasing Ashery Farms. Marcus is now serving as director of the Behalt Amish & Mennonite information center in Berlin, OH. Behalt tells the story of the Amish and Mennonites and is a wonderful place to stop and learn more.

It’s been exciting to meet some of the same great customers at both stores this year as I have spent quite a bit of time there since the first of the year. If you get a chance, stop by Heath, Ohio and look up the great team of employees at Ashery Farms on 30th street.

Thank you so much to all of you who are a part of making it possible for us to open our doors each day. Without our great customers and friends there wouldn’t be a whole lot to do around here.

God’s richest blessings to you all
Happy Trails, Curt Yoder