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Sassafras Creek Farm is a four-season USDA Certified Organic vegetable farm in beautiful St Mary's County, Maryland, located in Leonardtown, 45 miles south of Washington DC.

 The farm grew from David & Jennifer Paulk's love of growing vegetables.  In 2011, our very large garden evolved into a small, market farm and a follow-on life style for David after completing a military career. David and Jennifer saw market farming as an opportunity to be self-employed and enjoy the outdoors, the camaraderie of like-minded farmers and help build a healthier more sustainable local food system.  

We grow a wide variety of vegetables, grains, and fruit and are dedicated to producing exceptionally delicious, healthy food for our community.  We farm organic and sustainable.  Our goal is productive and profitable agriculture that protects natural resources and builds strong communities.   We think in an agricultural mind-set of stewardship for many generations rather than just get through this year.  

 The farm became certified organic, by  Quality Certification Servicesin April 2012, to be consistent with our belief of growing without the use of synthetic chemicals and promote planting of cover crops.  

The farm is located just north of Leonardtown, MD on 80 acres.  Our scale is small and our focus is quality, not quantity, so we only use a portion of our tillable acres for vegetables. The balance of the cropland is planted in year-round cover crops to improve the soil fertility in preparation for future vegetable plantings.  The farm also has several acres planted in native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses and a small grove of fig trees planted in 2013.  In 2016, we introduced oats and wheat on the farm.  Grains are a perfect compliment for crop rotation with vegetables and help build the soils and add more diversity. Over time, we may add animals through a partnership with a like-minded farmer.  

The most recent additions to the farm are a packing and equipment barn, a forth 32' x 95' high-tunnel, solar panels to power the farm coolers, fans and lighting.  The barn helps us wash, package and store vegetables more efficiently.  Our high-tunnels helps to grow vegetables during the winter months, get a head start on summer crops and help mitigate the affects of climate change - particularly excessive rains.

Please visit us at the BAE Farmer's Market every Saturday (April - November).  We look forward to seeing you.  

Your Farmers, Dave & Jen

Sassafras Creek Farm is Hiring for the 2021 Season!February 15th, 2021

Hello Farm Friends! It certainly looks and feels like the dead of winter, but our greenhouse is filling up fast with green, vibrant seedlings of organic peppers, tomatoes, onions, kale and lettuce!&nb

Sassafras Creek Farm is Hiring for the 2021 Season!February 15th, 2021

Hello Farm Friends! It certainly looks and feels like the dead of winter, but our greenhouse is filling up fast with green, vibrant seedlings of organic peppers, tomatoes, onions, kale and lettuce!&

We're Hiring Employment - 2021!February 15th, 2021

We're hiring the following positions for the 2021 Season! Crew Member:  Full-Time Please click link for information:  Crew Member - FT Crew Member:  Part-Time Please click link for

 

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