About/Contact Us


We are a husband and wife team with three amazing children living on an eight acre farm outside a small Ohio town.  One of us was raised on a farm, while the other grew up in a small town.  Our various hobbies ranging from gardening to photography, to making lip balm and hand bags have been huge influences in the development of our little business.

We started out by simply taking our excess produce from our garden to our local farmers market.  In addition to our love for gardening, we also made all natural lip balm and lye soaps.  We thought we might as well take them to the market too!  Our customers loved our fresh veggies and our all natural products so much that we decided to grow more crops and expand our personal care products the next year.  

We decided that we needed to make a simple reusable canvas tote for our produce.  JB traded his 1986 Case Skid Steer for an industrial walking foot sewing machine and we were in the bag business.  One market tote grew into duffle bags, backpacks, handbags, leather belts, and various tote bags.  All of our bags, backpacks, purses, and leather items are designed, engineered, and handcrafted here at the farm.  Our bag designs are based on simplicity, durability and functionality.  

We use the best materials available for our bags.  Solid copper and brass rivets, brass and stainless steel buckles, Horween and Wicket and Craig leather, 18 ounce cotton duck canvas, Cordura nylon fabric, all solid brass hardware.  Most of our materials are sourced here in the USA.  If we have the choice to buy US made materials, we do.  The balms and soaps we make are made with all natural ingredients.  We use essential oils instead of fragrance oils, we use beeswax in our base instead of petroleum oil, we use minerals or dried herbs/flower petals for coloring instead of artificial colors.  Every item for sale at Burning Maple Farm is made at the farm. 

Burning Maple Farm LLC
875 Arcanum-Ithaca Road
Arcanum, Ohio  45304
(937) 692-5157
baker@burningmaplefarm.com