Elderberry Marsh was started by John Hart and Andrea Lisca, born out of their appreciation and love of hand-crafted goods and memories of childhoods spent hunting for elderberries.
Located in rural Geauga County, Elderberry Marsh Farm is home to Andrea, John and Hartley – a goofy Old English Sheepdog.
Andrea is a natural dyer and Master Gardener. When not in the kitchen, she can be found in the garden or hiking with Hartley.
John’s addiction is wood turning. He is totally self-taught by the stubborn trial and error method. 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.
Andrea and John are joined in the business by Debbie Lingro and Laura Gronowski.
Debbie and her family live nearby on their own farmstead, where she has recently added a She Shed, complete with a lathe for woodturning. Debbie is an expert canner and needle craft artist who is never with the constant velcro companionship of her Newfoundlands.
Laura brings decades of business management experience to Elderberry Marsh. And while we love her math brain, we also love her award-winning chocolate cake! Laura has been baking and cooking since she could haul a step stool over to the kitchen counter and has earned a pastry certificate from the Western Reserve School of Cooking and is an International Culinary Arts & Sciences Institute (ICASI) board member. She is our business guru and the chief cook and bottle washer in the test kitchen.