Meet the DLM Family

  • Dennis Chrisman
  • Vice President of Human Resources, Produce Director
  • Dennis Chrisman started his career at Dorothy Lane Market at the age of 14. Oftentimes he would ride to work with his Dad (former Store Director at Washington Square and Oakwood) and sweep the basement of the Oakwood store. At the age of 16, he was promoted to carryout. Throughout the years, he has worked in various departments contributing to the success of DLM. Since 2001 he has been Store Director for the Washington Square Store. He firmly believes that good customer service is the lifeblood of any business, and he can often be seen helping customers. The Chrisman legacy continues, as all three of his children have worked at Dorothy Lane Market.

Local Produce

When it comes to food, we love where we live! Why? One reason is the bounty of good food produced locally. When buying fruits and vegetables, you will often find the best quality is local produce in season. Thanks to the rich soil here in our area, and farmers who are educated and passionate, we have amazingly great food produced right here in our backyard.

Brentlinger’s Farm Market

Fresh, hand-picked corn seven days a week from New Carlisle.

Brickel Creek Organic Farm

Sue Turner brings delicious organic raspberries from Jamestown.

Don Moore

Don grows blackberries for us in Xenia.

Eshelman Fruit Farm

Peaches, blueberries, cherries, and apples from Clyde.

Fabulous Ferments

Locally owned company producing raw fermented cultured veggies.

Flying Mouse Farm

Certified organic jalapeños, squash, and veggies from Yellow Springs.

Green Field Farms

Certified organic Amish co-op that brings us veggies from Wooster.

Grim Farm

The Grims belong to the German Baptist community and farm using traditional methods such as planting and harvesting by hand. A section of their Arcanum farm- and the produce raised on that section- is certified organic. They raise a wide variety of produce including lettuces, spinach, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, red beets, peas, kohlrabi, heirloom tomatoes, onions and much more.

Harvey Eicher and Son

Three generations of this Amish family bring us various vegetables from Adams County, Indiana.

Jon Branstrator Farm

Located in Clarksville, Jon grows asparagus and strawberries.

Rosemary Eisenhauer’s Garden

This Bellbrook family produces Swiss chard, leaf lettuce, potatoes, and beets.

Stokes Berry Farm

Raspberries and strawberries grown near Wilmington.

Stoltz Fruit Farm

DLM has been buying Dave’s cantaloupes and pumpkins, grown in New Carlisle, for over 30 years.

Tüken’s Orchard & Farm Market

Watermelon, cantaloupe, edamame and more from West Alexandria.

Volk Fruit Farm

Family farm delivering peaches and apples from Champaign County.

Wesler Orchards

This family operation produces our awesome DLM Apple Cider in New Paris.