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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, 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.  In 2016 we introduce 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 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

Employment - 2018!December 11th, 2017

 We're hiring the following positions for the 2018 Season! Assistant Farmer Please click the link here for information and application: Assistant Farmer Crew Members Please click link here for in

Last BAE Market Tomorrow (18 NOV., 9 AM - 1 PM)!!November 17th, 2017

Hello Farm Friends! Tomorrow is the last market of this 2017 season AND it is just before Thanksgiving!  We have a lot of what you will need for your Thanksgiving dinners!  We have fros

2nd to Last BAE Farmer's Market Tomorrow, Saturday, 11 Nov (9 AM - 1 PM)November 10th, 2017

Hello Farm Friends! Yes!...we WILL be there tomorrow, despite the cold. It will be a beautiful, sunny, very crisp fall day and we are dressing for it.  By the way, the cold snap just ma

 

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