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Your Farmers & Staff

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

Need Housing for New Farm Employee!March 14th, 2018

Hello Farm Friends! We are hoping you may be able to help us out. We have a new employee, an aspiring farmer, who is moving here from Annapolis and needs housing starting 1 April. She is interested in

We're Hiring Employment - 2018!January 21st, 2018

 We're hiring the following positions for the 2018 Season! Assistant Farm Manager Please click the link here for information and application: Assistant Farm Manager Crew Members - Full Time

Tomorrow! On-Farm Holiday Harvest Farmers Market - Sat., 23 DecemberDecember 22nd, 2017

Happy Holidays Farm Friends! Tomorrow (23 Dec., 10 am - 1 pm), we will be having an ON FARM MARKET at 23217 Bayside Rd., Leonardtown.  The market will be in our barn, so no worries abo


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