swiener28 on May 17, 2016
Great set of handmade barn door handles! The handles did take a little longer to get to me once ordered but I had asked for the screw holes to be smaller in diameter. Holes were exactly as I needed. Very happy with this purchase and I am glad that that Pleasant Valley Farms works with steel to create authentic US made items.
A Real Family Farm in Tionesta, PA
The Stevensons have owned & operated Pleasant Valley Farm in rural Tionesta, PA since 1990. Dan and his wife Emily are the second generations of Stevensons to care for the land here. Pleasant Valley farm markets their organic produce & herbs, humanely raised meats, and canned products that make the most of the gardens' bounty directly to the public at their farm stand on the historic 50-acre farm. The farm stand is open each year from Memorial Day weekend through the end of November.
The farm is home to 100+ year old buildings (the barn was built in 1894 and isn't even the oldest building here!), heirloom plants, heritage breeds of livestock like Dexter cattle, Bourbon Red turkeys, Belgian work horses and Delaware & Barred Rock chickens, as well as a variety of other animals and birds, even including peacocks! Emily and Dan farm without any employees, except the team of Belgian horses used in the fields. They rely on the mother-daughter team (who were both born on the farm & trained by Dan) rather than use tractors, and are currently training a team of Dexter oxen as well. Emily and Dan are passionate about preserving historic, endangered species of vegetables and livestock, as well as antique machinery and the knowledge of how to do things the old-fashioned way.
Emily and Dan love to build, create and do. Dan built a blacksmith shop here at the farm and creates beautiful hand-forged metal work using a coal fire, anvil, hammers and other hand tools, just as these items would have been made a century ago. Emily uses her college minor in art to create stained glass items and other beautiful decorative items. Many use recycled elements, floral elements from things grown in the garden, and/or feathers from the birds that call the farm home.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Farmeress, Artisan
After graduating from Pitt with an MSW. Emily met the love of her life, married & began her life as a farmer. She loves starting seeds, caring for the poultry and livestock, and enjoys making jewelry, stained glass and other artistic adventures.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Farmer, Blacksmith
Dan has been farming his entire life and enjoys working and training draft horses and oxen. He enjoys all aspects of the farm and spends much of the off season creating beautiful hand-forged metal items, knives, blades and more.
Our online store contains a variety of items. The food items, including vinegars, jams, and mustards, are some of the best sellers you will find at our farm stand from May through November. Emily also creates a selection of feathered items such as jewelry and hair accessories. All feathers are humanely harvested during molting season from the free range birds that live right here on our farm. Other jewelry creations are made by recycling images from seed catalogs and scraps of glass. Emily also makes other unique items such as hand-woven wreaths, made from vines grown here at the farm, stained glass items, sewn items and more. Her husband Dan is a blacksmith and woodworker. His hand-forged items are made using old time methods of a coal fire, and anvil and hammers and other hand tools. These items are solid American craftsmanship designed to be both beautiful and useful for many years to come. Dan also creates whimsical welded metal sculptures using metal pieces that would otherwise be destined for the junk yard. We pride ourselves not only on making wonderful creations, but on repurposing and recycling whenever possible!
Our shop now includes a section called "Vintage Treasures". While these items are not handmade here on the farm, they are vintage items we've found at auctions and other second hand sources. We love old things and find that many items from yesteryear are still beautiful and functional today. We are excited to expand our shop to share some of these finds with you!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
We strive to ship every order of in-stock items received on a weekday within 24 hours of payment. Orders placed on weekends will generally be shipped out on Mondays. Hand forged metal items are generally made to order, most will take about 2 weeks to ship. Please contact us if you are interested in receiving your package by a certain date, and need to upgrade to a faster method of shipping. We also strive to complete custom orders within the time frame quoted to you when your order is placed.
International shipping is possible- contact us with your location and we can send you a shipping quote for the item(s) you are interested in.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Dan is always happy to work with customers to create custom metal items. We've done brackets, hooks, handles and more to customers' specifications. We're happy to modify current designs you may see in our shop, or are happy to look at photos and try to come up with something similar.