Bill and Dee Belew purchased the farm from Louis and Helen Messenger in 1992. The Messenger family had produced syrup since the early 1800s. Since 1992 the sugaring operation went from buckets and horses to tubing. Horses are still being used to move and haul equipment. Three generations of the Belew family work diligently today to maintain, tap, and boil. Our original sugar house, although now vacant and reportedly the oldest sugar house in Geauga County, still stands as a constant reminder of days gone by. A 1910 farm building has been converted to our new sugar house with latest new “green” equipment.
Be sure to keep up to date on our Facebook page (Messenger Century Farm) to see when we are boiling so you can see the operation running. You are always welcome to stop in at any time to see the sugar house and purchase our products on our country porch store. Hours: Dawn to Dusk 7 days a week.