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Farm History

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek is owned and operated by the Randy, Jayne, Mitchell and Ashley Rausch family.  They are the 5th generation to farm the 160 acres on Axe Handle Road.  This was home to Hickory Plains Farm 100 cow registered Holstein dairy until March of 2005.  In the fall of 2002, the corn maze was added as a fall agri-entertainment extension to the dairy.  In the summer of 2006, the first crop of u-pick red and black raspberries was available.  In 2019, the Rauschs started taking their kettle corn & flavored popcorn to some area festivals.  In 2020 the berry patch was closed and now weddings are also held on the farm.

The farm is located along Little Darby Creek in Union County.  If coming from the Columbus metro area, you will cross the Bigelow Covered Bridge, which is one of the four Union County historic covered bridges. This bridge was built in 1873 by R. L Partridge from his patented design.