About Us

Route 9 Cooperative was formed in 2010 by the owners of five chestnut orchards in Ohio. Our member chestnut
orchards cover over 100 acres and have been supplying their customers with fresh culinary chestnuts for many
years. The need for a larger packing facility and unified marketing led to creation of the co-op. Prior to the co-
op, Greg Miller had produced and sold chestnuts and chestnut trees under his farm’s name, Empire Chestnut
Company. The co-op now markets the chestnuts and trees grown by Empire Chestnut Company. Greg Miller
serves as president of Route 9 Cooperative and remains an active chestnut farmer. See our more detailed story
under “History”.