It all started in 2009 with the chance meeting of Roland Richardson and Jan Aguilar. Sparks flew, conversations started and as they say, here we are. Although Jan is no longer co-owner of Fangboner Farms, she is still the marketing guru and, of course, the talented maker of our candle line.
Jan’s love of cooking started her on growing her own culinary herbs years ago for her use and for friends. Roland’s love of landscaping and farming became his true passion after his retirement from corporate life. No one knows for sure how the idea exactly started, but one night, probably over a glass of wine, the inspiration to blend the passions of both struck and Fangboner Farms was born.
So everyone asks, where did you get that name??? Well when Jan’s son Alex was about 10, they were driving to Cedar Point. All of a sudden they heard giggling coming from the back seat. Jan asked him what was so funny. Alex giggled again and said “Fangboner.” Just before the Fremont, OH exit on the Ohio Turnpike, there is a bridge over the road. On it is the road name – Fangboner. So think like a 10-year-old boy and you’ll understand his giggling. To this day – almost 20 years later- Alex still says his firstborn son will be named Fangboner Machinegun Aguilar, aka Boner. So this fun family story became the inspiration to naming our farm.
Fangboner Farms. It’s all about the unexpected. It’s about contrasts and opposites. It’s about a Southern boy, a Midwestern girl. About rural and urban. Salt and pepper. Sweet and spicy. Hard rock, smooth jazz. Cold wine, hot food. Blended together to create unique experiences in wine, gardens and spice. Get the unexpected. Experience Fangboner Farms.