Sunday, September 19, 2010

A trip back in time to Malabar Farm where Louis Bromfield used to hang his hat

Love those frugal one tank trips. Today we are going to visit “Malabar Farm where Sustainable farming meets environmental, economic, and social objectives simultaneously.” A THAT’S MY WORLD TUESDAY POST 

Map picture

Malabar Farm State Park
4050 Bromfield Rd. Lucas,OH. is S.E. of Mansfield,Ohio and just a few short miles from interstate 71 on Pleasant Valley Rd.


Denise Vales (our very capable guide) is standing beside Mr. Bromfields restored 1946 Willys Jeep which he used for farm chores. Next a little about Mr. Bromfield:

Louis Bromfield December 27, 1896 – March 18, 1956 was an American author and conservationist who gained international recognition winning the Pulitzer Prize and pioneering innovative scientific farming concepts.One of Mansfield, Ohio's most famous natives, his home was Malabar Farm near Lucas, Ohio, from 1939 until his death in 1956. Bromfield was also friends with some of the most celebrated personalities of his era, including famous architect F. F. Schnitzer, and provided the location for Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall's wedding.CLICK to read more from Wikipedia… Let’s take a look inside:


 If you are at all interested in checking out Mr. Bromfields award winning books please visit the Quality Time Bromfield Bookstore



Mr. Bromfield was a gracious host. Many famous people of the time visited Malabar Farm.

FRAMEDWEDDING  Next photo is of the Honeymoon suite. Notice the separate beds (style of the time) but at least the beds had rollers on them. LOL



In this collage you can see one of a couple original Grandma Moses paintings (Winter Scene). Now you tell me, who is in the photo  bottom right.



Malabar Farm Visitors Center, Malabar Farm Restaurant, Malabar Farm Produce Stand and even an International Hostel with an ever flowing natural spring bottom right. I always like to talk a little about food: “To experience fine French Cuisine locally you need only travel outside Mansfield , Ohio to Malabar Farm in Lucas.  Enjoy our signature Chicken Caesar Salade and a cup of Forest Mushroom Soupe, hand cut Steaks or Blackened Salmon.” CLICK on above link to read more.

joetoddjeep Joe Todd says, “Thanks for stopping by and if you stay at the Hostel;”              ( 1946 was a great year)



Special thanks to Ohio State Parks and Denise Vales



Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful home, Joe... Glad you got to go inside...Is that a his and her staircase???? ha ha ..

I laughed at the honeymoon suite.... Glad you told us that the beds had rollers... ha ha

I'm sorry that your collage pictures appear distorted on my computer.... don't know why..

Hope you have had a great weekend.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

“Malabar Farm" is the kind of place I like to visit.

TONY LETTS said...

really nice looking place - can see why they picked it

Unknown said...

It was fun looking at the pics! The twin beds in the honeymoon suite is very funny!

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Sylvia K said...

Terrific, fun post for the day, Joe! Is that Errol Flynn, by any chance?? Loved the house tour and the twin beds in the honeymoon suite is a hoot! Hope you have a great week!


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love house tours (it's the only time I get to see one these days ;>)!

That's a beautiful one -- and the single beds made me laugh. I remember old TV shows (I love lucy?) where they were always shown in single beds... Funny old times!
Whose picture was it? Looks like some old movie star but I couldn't quite put my finger on it ??

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for the tour of the house, very interesting post on the Malabar Farm. Thanks for sharing great photos.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful home. Thanks for the virtual tour!