Made Local: Mayse Farm Market


The Mayse family started their farm in the early 1940’s and since then their business has transformed.

Paul Mayse wakes up every morning around 4:30 to 5:00, makes a schedule for the day and heads to the fields.

This year marks 76 years in business for the Mayse family.

Paul’s parents opened shop in the 1940’s, then in the 70’s built a road side market, which burnt down 10 years ago, they then rebuilt the current building that stands here today on St. Joseph Ave.

“Oh ya ever since I was knee high I was out doing something,” said Mayse.

“A lot of kids think it’s really something but to us it wasn’t, it was a lot of hard work and things were a lot different then, we didn’t have air conditioned tractors and that sort of thing,” said Mayse.

From 1940 to 2016 Mayes says it’s the loyal customers, generation after generation, that keeps his farm going strong.

“We’ve got great customers, if it weren’t for our customers we wouldn’t be here today,” said Mayse.

“A lot of people when they walk in the door I know exactly what they’re looking for and I say well I’ve got this today I know what you want,” said Mayse.

Mayes offers different products during each season of the year.

This fall Mayes will have a corn maze cut out in the shape of Indiana to celebrate the state’s bicentennial.

People will be able to go through the maze and answer questions about Indiana’s history.

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