Elderberry Marsh was founded by Andrea Lisca, John Hart
and Debbie Lingro, born out of their appreciation and love
of hand crafted goods and a desire to show others how rewarding a purposefully slow life can be.
Andrea, John and Hartley - an Old English Sheepdog - live
at Elderberry Marsh Farm in the heart of Ohio's Amish country, along with many hives of bees and inquisitive neighboring
cows that never seem to respect pasture fences.
Debbie and her family live nearby on their own farmstead. Debbie is a known chicken whisperer and is never without the constant (velcro) companionship of her two Newfoundlands.
Andrea is the natural dyer, fiber and garden lover. Learning to knit when she was in her late 20s turned out to be the gateway craft to a full blown fiber addiction. Rug hooking, spinning, dyeing fiber and owning sheep and goats soon followed.
When not "fiber-ing," gardening or cooking, she can be found hiking in the woods with Hartley.
Debbie, too, was hit by the fiber bug and can crochet anything she sets her mind to. She's an expert canner and is known
to make a mean pot of soup with produce fresh from her
In the winter, Debbie and her husband frequently head to Wyoming or Montana for a bit of snowmobiling ... because Ohio's winters apparently aren't cold enough!
John's addiction is wood turning. He is totally self-taught by the stubborn trial and error method.
He plays in a 2,500 square foot wood shop on the farm, an
unlimited supply of wood at his doorstep.
When not turning or working on the endless chores that go
with owning rural property, John can be found on the river,
fly fishing for trout.
Each of them brings their unique skills of fiber dyeing, gardening, canning, wood turning and growing elderberries to the company, which is located in the quiet countryside of rural Geauga County.
Copyright © 2019 Elderberry Marsh - All Rights Reserved.