Locally Grown: Windy Acres

Continuing our series introducing some of the local vendors for Miami University, let us introduce you to Windy Acres!

Windy Acres was started in the early 80’s by Edward English. The name “Windy Acres” was nothing more than a nickname Ed and his wife Maxine had for their property in Wilmington, Ohio. Sporting a sixth grade education, English founded the company as a honey company initially. It eventually got into selling peanuts before ultimately becoming a manufacturer and distributor of candy, goodies and other snack foods.

Windy Acres was at our Local Vendor Day on Oct. 17.

Windy Acres was at our Local Vendor Day on Oct. 17.

Whether you remember it or not, you have probably seen the classic Windy Acres products, ranging from gummy worms to roasted pumpkin seeds and everything in-between. Windy Acres sources their products from the very best manufacturers from around the world and then package those products at their Wilmington facility, just over an hour east of Oxford.

Even though the products can cover such a wide range of customer favorites, Windy Acres maintains freshness with each and every one by keeping a low inventory.

Ed continues to work at Windy Acres with his family. Justin English, who represented the company at our Local Vendor Day a couple weeks ago, is a third generation English himself, continuing on in the family business.

“We’ve been in the area for years,” says Justin, “We know this area well.”

Windy Acres is available on campus at Market Street at MacCracken. Stop by to pick up any variety of goodies including candies, pumpkin seeds, chocolate or trail mix. Also, feel free to check out the Windy Acres website if you want more information.

You can find Windy Acres products on campus in MacCracken Market.

You can find Windy Acres products on campus in MacCracken Market.

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