Bob Evans began making sausage on his southeastern Ohio farm in Rio Grande, Ohio.
At first, Bob served samples of sausage to his guests in the Homest.. read moreead kitchen. As more people came, the company opened a little sausage shop on the farm to better serve them. The Sausage Shop, which is now a Bob Evans Restaurant, was the company's first venture into the business.
Bob Evans lived on the farm for nearly 20 years. He and his wife, Jewell, raised their six children in the large, brick farmhouse known as the Homestead. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Homestead was once a stagecoach stop and an inn.
Today you can visit the original Bob Evans Restaurant and experience the traditions of an all-American farming community. Hay, corn, sorghum, wheat and tobacco are grown on this nearly 1,000-acre working farm.
The farm is open daily April 1 through Dec. 23, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Call 1-800-994-3276 or (740) 245-5305 for more information.