Our History

A Legacy of Vision & Growth, a Future of Quality & Service

Bauman Orchards was started in 1929. We are a family owned business and are currently training our fourth generation. There are two orchard locations, Bauman Orchards in Rittman and Scenic Ridge Fruit Farm in Jeromesville. We also have a seasonal farm market, Bauman Orchards Corner Market, located at the corner of State Routes 585 and 57, outside of Rittman.

We will continue to plant more trees each year. We have expanded to 260 acres and a total of 100,000 apple trees and 15,000 peach trees. We also raise pears, plums nectarines, tomatoes, sweet corn and strawberries. Most all of our trees are irrigated by drip irrigation. We also have eight frost fans to help with spring frost. Most of the trees are considered dwarf trees and usually come in to production in the third year after planting. The desired production is to average between 800 to 1000 bushels per acre.

Our retail farm market in Rittman, is open all year round. We offer seasonal fruit, homemade pies, cookies and gift baskets. See our farm market page to find out what is available.

Our History at a Glance

  • 1929: Bauman Orchards was established
  • 1964: Marion & Delores Bauman
  • 1988: Doug & Dianna Bauman
  • 1991: Bill & Monica Bauman
  • 1998: Scenic Ridge Fruit Farm
  • 2014: Corner Market
  • 2017: Brandon Bauman
  • 2023: Bryce & Brett Bauman


Bauman Orchards was established

Ben Bauman started the Orchard in 1929 with his wife Minnie. It began with 20 acres, where the house and storage building now are, and a 10-acre apple orchard, which was originally planted in the 1900s. As the business grew, an additional 50 acres were purchased. In 1942, 50 acres were planted with apple trees.


Marion & Delores Bauman (son of Ben and Minnie)

Moved into the farmhouse with their three sons (Allan, Doug & Bill) and one daughter (Kristine). They continued to grow the acreage of the Orchard knowing Doug and Bill would be joining the family business

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Doug & Dianna Bauman (son of Marion and Delores)

Doug took on the Sales Manager role while Dianna Managed the Retail Market. They moved into the family farmhouse with their three daughters (Dara, Amber & Ashley). Doug passed down his Sales Manager role to his Nephew, Bryce in 2022. Now helps his brother Bill with outside Orchard work such as mowing, spraying & taking deliveries to wholesale customers as needed.


Bill & Monica Bauman (son of Marion and Delores)

Bill took on the role of Orchard Manager while Monica continued her career in elementary education They lived across the street with their three sons (Brandon, Bryce & Brett) and one daughter (Brooke)


Scenic Ridge Fruit Farm

Scenic Ridge Fruit Farm was purchased by the Bauman Family in 1998. Marion Bauman operated the orchard until 2017, when his grandson, Brandon Bauman, took over.

We now have 84 acres and continue to plant high density apples and peaches each Spring. We also grow cherries, pears, plums and Concord grapes. We grade and package our fruit, and wholesale across the state of Ohio and also to some neighboring states.

The seasonal retail market is open from early July until early November.

In the Fall, u-pick apples is offered to customers.


Corner Market

Our Corner Market was purchased by the Bauman Family in 2014. This Season Retail location is managed by Monica Bauman. Located at the Corner of State Routes 585 and 57 at 10370 Akron Rd, Rittman. The market is open mid-June through October.


Brandon Bauman (son of Bill and Monica)

Brandon took on the role of Managing Scenic Ridge Fruit Farm. He focuses on growing the 84 acre Orchard as well as managing their seasonal Farm Market


Bryce & Brett Bauman (sons of Bill and Monica)

Bryce (Sales Manager) and Brett (Operations Manager) are in the process of buying into the Family Business this year.

Bryce Bauman