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Sassafras Creek Farm is a four-season USDA Certified Organic vegetable farm in beautiful St Mary's County, Maryland, located 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 occupation for David after completing a military career. David and Jennifer saw market farming as an opportunity to be self-employed, 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 90 vegetables, herbs and fruit and are dedicated to producing exceptionally delicious, healthy food for our community.  We farm organically and sustainably.  We define our work as: 

  • farming that is environmentally responsible,
  • farming that is economically viable, and
  • farming that is socially just.

 

 The farm became certified organic, by  Quality Certification Services Incin April 2012, to be consistent with our belief of growing food in harmony with nature, without the use of synthetic chemicals.  

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 handful 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 wildflowers, grasses and a small grove of fig trees planted in 2013.  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 third 32 x 95 high-tunnel, solar panels to power the farm coolers, fans and lighting.  The new barn helps us wash, package and store vegetables more efficiently.  The high-tunnel helps to grow vegetables during the winter months and get a head start on summer crops.  

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

Your Farmers, Dave & Jen

BAE Farmer's Market is OPEN - Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm (UNTIL 18 NOV.)June 23rd, 2017

Hello Farm Friends! Three weather apps predict that the rain  is going to miss the market! Even BETTER NEWS is that we will have carrots again!  Plus, we'll have sweet corn, garlic, new

New recipe: Summer Farmstand Tomato SoupJune 23rd, 2017

  10 medium or 4 very large ripe tomatoes (about 4 pounds), cored 1/4 cup olive oil 2 shallots, coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon sugar 1/4 to 1/2 c

New recipe: CapreseJune 23rd, 2017

4 medium tomatoes   Olive oil  Fresh basil leaves  Mozzarella (buffalo, if you can get it) Sea Salt, pepper Slice tomatoes and mozzarella. Alternate tomatoes and mozzarella on

 

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