Westlands Farm goes back to 1867 and David is a fifth-generation farmer who grew up on the farm he and his wife, Peggy, now run with the help of their son, Luther. The farm was originally two different, neighboring farms purchased by the two West brothers. The farms eventually merged, and the farm came into the family after a West daughter married an Ainsworth, but Westlands it remains.
Dairy farming is a full-time occupation, but the Ainsworths also maintain three large greenhouses and a small vegetable business. They grow tomatoes, pumpkins, peppers, squash, sweet corn and more to sell at farmers’ markets and at their own roadside stand. It has become a local tradition for families to come by the honor system stand and get some vine-ripened tomatoes or the freshest sweet corn.