Our Story

 

Edler Acres is a small family farm of 20 acres in Ontario, NY.  Jerry and Ellen Edler have been married over 30 years and have 3 daughters and 2 grandsons.  When we bought this house the intention was to bring our 2 horses to the pastures and be able to care for them everyday since we have been boarding at other farms for many years.  Our daughter used to show the horses a few years ago and Ellen promised them that someday she would sit and read to them while they grazed around her.   Jerry says “it all started with a horse”.

As the years have gone on, we added chickens and miniature donkeys, Nigerian dwarf goats, Boer and Kiko goats along with Bandit and Bella who are Great Pyrenees guard dogs. Today we have 29 goats which are our breeding stock,  13 sheep, and 60 chickens.  This year several hoop houses will be put up to grow our cut flowers and vegetables. We are also approved for home processing of gluten and nut free baked goods and jams. We hope some day to be able to quit our jobs and do farming full time.