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The Paulk's (Farmers)

David and Jennifer Paulk own and operate Sassafras Creek Farm. David is the full-time farmer and was inspired to start farming after his Navy career.  He enjoys studying farming techniques, trying new vegetable varieties, and teaching others about small scale vegetable farming.

Jennifer is the brains behind the farm. She does planning, harvesting, greenhouse work, selling, and bookkeeping.  In addition, she is a University of Maryland Agricultural Extension Master Gardner and works full-time off the farm for the Navy as an environmental scientist. Jennifer especially enjoys talking with customers at the farmers market about preparing delicious meals with our fresh vegetables.
Harry & Zoe, The Cats

Harry, as in Dirty Harry, and Zoe, are our pet cats at Sassafras Creek Farm

Harry, like his namesake is fearless, dislikes rules, and sees the world as black and white.   Zoe, is Harry's little side kick and she can be seen following him around getting into trouble.   Both are funny and love to play.

Mary A (Crew Leader)

Mary is our full time Crew Leader.  This is her third season on the farm.  She directs planting, harvesting, cultivation and greenhouse production.

She also helps several times a month at the BAE Farmer's Market.  Mary has extensive experience as a business owner in the horticultural and landscaping field in Massachusetts. She calls southern Maryland home and in her free time she enjoys running, vintage furniture and spending time with her husband and son.  Her favorite vegetable is the tomato.

 

Ivy I (Farmhand & Market Assistant)

Ivy joins SCF this season after several years experience farming in Virginia and Georgia.  Originally from Indiana, she now makes her home in beautiful St Mary's County.  Ivy enjoys baking and spending time with her boyfriend Ben and her friendly dog Melvin. 

Amanda P (Farmhand & Market Assistant)

Amanda joins the farm this season helping part-time harvesting, planting and at the farmer's market.

Jena C. (Farmhand & Market Assistant)

Jena comes to the farm this year as a part time farmhand and farmer's market assistant.  

Melinda H (Farmhand & Market Asst.)

Melinda returns for 2017 as a part-time employee helping out mainly on harvest days and assisting at the BAE Farmer's Market on Saturdays.  She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.  Photo:  Melinda, Mary & Farmer Jen

2018 California (BAE) Farmer's Market is OPEN this Saturday, 21 April, 9 am - 1 pm (UNTIL 17 NOV.)April 20th, 2018

Greetings Farm Friends, It will be a lovely cool spring morning for our first market back. We have a ton of veggies and can't wait to share them with you! We're really looking forward to seeing you al

2018 California (BAE) Farmer's Market is OPEN this Saturday, 21 April, 9 am - 1 pm (UNTIL 17 NOV.)April 16th, 2018

Hello Farm Friends, The 2018 California ("BAE") Farmers Market officially OPENS this Saturday, 21 April (9 am - 1 pm)!!! We will have plenty of cool season vegetables to welcome you back to fresh, org

We're Hiring Employment - 2018!March 25th, 2018

We're hiring the following positions for the 2018 Season! Farmers Market Assistants Please click link here for information and application:  Farmers Market Assistant Assistant Farm Manager Please

 

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