One Acre Farm

One Acre Farm We are a small farm in Montgomery County, Maryland. We offer shares of produce for a twenty+ week season, starting in early June and going to Mid November. Our current pickup locations are in Dickerson,Capitol Hill, Potomac and Rockville, .
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We are a small farm in Montgomery County, Maryland. We offer shares of produce for a twenty week season, starting in early June and going to Mid November. Our current pickup locations are in Capitol Hill, Potomac, Rockville, Boyds and Shady Grove.

When everyone calls in sick they get me. But look at how amazing Charlotte does at this market, I’m super impressed!
08/06/2019

When everyone calls in sick they get me. But look at how amazing Charlotte does at this market, I’m super impressed!

This picture does not do justice to the incredible amount of butterfly and other insect activity I have seen on this pla...
07/26/2019

This picture does not do justice to the incredible amount of butterfly and other insect activity I have seen on this plant, teasel, seems to be everywhere at my place and they love it!

Grow don’t mow is the point!

I’m really loving this relationship w Geppetto Catering. Cucumbers from a few weeks ago now are pickles for csa this w...
07/23/2019

I’m really loving this relationship w Geppetto Catering. Cucumbers from a few weeks ago now are pickles for csa this week. That’s a win!

07/19/2019

Now normally I wouldn’t share this, but this is farming to its core. On the hottest day of the year my pump breaks.
Keep in mind I hate the feeling of the bottom of a pond, literally my biggest fear.
But here I am 20 min ago for the 4th time in 30 minutes, trying to set the fixed pipe back in the bucket so it won’t suck up sludge.

If my wife had asked me to go into the pond for her diamond necklace, I’d have said, we will get another one.

Things we do for farming!!!

If you recall a few months ago (And frankly how can you not recall all the amazing insight I have shared on this page ) ...
07/09/2019

If you recall a few months ago (And frankly how can you not recall all the amazing insight I have shared on this page ) you’ll remember me putting down DCWATERANDSEWERAUTHORIZATION product called bloom.

Here half of the small sunflower field got the bloom, where the other section didn’t.

Notice how amazing this product works.

We will have a hard time feeding people in the near future. Perhaps we should look harder at a waste product that performs as well as any thing I have seen before. And from a endless resource. Our own waste. Not for food yet, but one day it might just have to be.

07/02/2019
Bethesda Green

So I just came across this, and it so happens I’m in it.
I can’t watch it,(I can’t stand listening to myself) and I cannot recall one thing I said so hope I don’t come off too much of a fool
Check it out!

How can we make more sustainable choices at the grocery store or farmers market? This is the question that inspired Environmental Leaders Kristin Sequiera and Mariana Pennybacker to make a documentary about sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry, and GMOs and pesticides as part of their Spring Conservation Project.

One Acre Farm SustainableUMD Institute of Applied Agriculture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH-vCa8T1m0&t=1373s

Cabbage was harvested Friday, picked up by Geppetto Catering on Monday, and made into coleslaw to give out a day later t...
07/02/2019

Cabbage was harvested Friday, picked up by Geppetto Catering on Monday, and made into coleslaw to give out a day later to csa, not bad!

Here is a almost full pallet of cabbage we harvested in less than an hour yesterday. Unfortunately, I couldn’t drop it...
06/29/2019

Here is a almost full pallet of cabbage we harvested in less than an hour yesterday.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t drop it off to the food center this time, but I found a great alternative!

Geppetto Catering will be picking it up Monday and making coleslaw and sauerkraut for me to give out to my members, very excited to see how it turns out!

Looking for something to do with all that cabbage? Want a new recipe to try for your 4th of July BBq? We are dying to tr...
06/26/2019

Looking for something to do with all that cabbage? Want a new recipe to try for your 4th of July BBq? We are dying to try this one!

If you have five minutes, read this article. Some points to mention 1.  Joan and drew norman One Straw Farm are my mento...
06/12/2019
Organic Farming Has A Plastic Problem. One Solution Is Controversial

If you have five minutes, read this article.

Some points to mention
1. Joan and drew norman One Straw Farm are my mentors and I love them
2. I will use a little less than 3 miles of biodegradable plastic this year
3. If I stopped using biodegradable plastic I’d have to charge roughly 3x the amount per pound to offset the living wage I pay people to work w me (this is rough math but you get the idea)

Nothing in life has a simple answer, but putting it all out on the table is a great place to start a conversation

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/06/07/729783773/organic-farming-has-a-plastic-problem-one-solution-is-controversial

Many organic farmers rely on plastic as a form of mulch, but it ends up in landfills. Biodegradable plastic could help, but some worry about its long-term effects on soil health and the environment.

While this photo most certainly doesn’t qualify for my #crapcrop I’m promoting this year, sometimes it’s nice to b...
06/11/2019

While this photo most certainly doesn’t qualify for my #crapcrop I’m promoting this year, sometimes it’s nice to be positive and show a success

Here are tomatoes in a fantastic living mulch walking path

Hard for me to see if this pic captures it while I’m in the sun, but here is nature working for me!I seed buckwheat in...
06/06/2019

Hard for me to see if this pic captures it while I’m in the sun, but here is nature working for me!

I seed buckwheat in the walking paths to attract the good bugs to fend off the bad bugs.

Look who is out here protecting my crop!

Just like my mentors at one straw, we too are starting up next week. If you are in the Baltimore area, I strongly encour...
05/27/2019
One Straw Farm

Just like my mentors at one straw, we too are starting up next week. If you are in the Baltimore area, I strongly encourage you to join their farm, they have been doing organic longer than almost anyone!

CSA 2019 - our 20th CSA season begins next week.
If you have forgotten to sign up there is still time.
To pick up at the farm or a market site use the left button. Your choice share
To pick up a CUSTOMIZABLE share at a pickup location- use the right button.
http://www.onestrawfarm.com/member-login/

Here is my second installment of my new series #crapcrop. This year I will try to only show all the bad things at my far...
05/26/2019

Here is my second installment of my new series #crapcrop.

This year I will try to only show all the bad things at my farm.

I’m doing this for 2 reasons

As farmers, we only usually post the good stuff so the consumer only sees perfection. Well that is far from how farming works

And for farmers, in the social media age, we can feel down and out that everyone’s fields look better than their own.

Well with this is mind, let’s shine the light on all the crap we deal with.

Who is with me?

This is my eggplant getting decimated by flea beetles. Usually have this issue, but the plants survive. This year I’m not so sure!

It’s hard to believe so close to the nations capitol we still have a place that can look like this.
05/24/2019

It’s hard to believe so close to the nations capitol we still have a place that can look like this.

Garlic scapes are coming!Don’t know about them?  Then you do need join our csa to learn about all sorts of vegetables ...
05/23/2019

Garlic scapes are coming!

Don’t know about them? Then you do need join our csa to learn about all sorts of vegetables that are grown right here on our farm in Montgomery county.

We still have a few spots left. The season is just a few weeks away.

Go to oneacrefarm.com to learn more about us and to signup!

Well I am simply blown away. I didn’t know this was happening, but am so impressed and overwhelmed that this was how s...
05/20/2019

Well I am simply blown away. I didn’t know this was happening, but am so impressed and overwhelmed that this was how some of our younger members spent their weekend in dc.

Thanks for getting the word out about our farm!

Repairing pond today!
05/17/2019

Repairing pond today!

It was great having this group come out to learn about my farm today, thanks so much for including us!
05/14/2019

It was great having this group come out to learn about my farm today, thanks so much for including us!

We held our Spring Bus Tour of the Ag Reserve today! Thank you to Sunny Ridge Farm, Brookeville Beer Farm, and One Acre Farm for hosting our tour group!

We were happy to meet with members of Manna Food Center, Montgomery County Food Council, League of Women Voters, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation - Maryland, MARBIDCO, Montgomery County, MD Tourism, and the Office of Public Information. We hope you enjoyed your day and will be back to enjoy the Ag Reserve again soon!

Come get a closer look at our farm today at 2!18608 Wasche road Dickerson
05/11/2019

Come get a closer look at our farm today at 2!

18608 Wasche road Dickerson

This past winter I gave a talk at futureharvestcasa.org and promised to start sharing photos of only things that were mi...
05/09/2019

This past winter I gave a talk at futureharvestcasa.org and promised to start sharing photos of only things that were mistakes, or simply bad farming ideas etc. my rationale was that it’s easy to showcase when things are good, much harder and much more relatable to showcase when things are crap. Here is my first photo of my mistakes. Looking for a creative hashtag to organize it. As the season goes on, I’m sure more bad photos will appear!

Here is my first one. It is my first seeding of carrots and beets but bc the year before it was an overgrown weedy disaster, the weed pressure was so great that there was zero chance I could have kept it under control.

From my good friends
05/01/2019
Plow and Stars Farm

From my good friends

Excellent article that highlights how choosing local food can help mitigate climate change. We have 4 vegetable and egg CSA shares left for the 2019-2020 season! Sign up today!

At The Red Bandana Bakery a fantastic gluten free shop where they even have baking lessons!  Amelia, who has celiac, wil...
04/27/2019

At The Red Bandana Bakery a fantastic gluten free shop where they even have baking lessons! Amelia, who has celiac, will be visiting here more often, check it out if you are ever in Bethesda.

It was great taking My daughter to tyctwd!  If you want to bring your kids to the farm to see how food is grown, make su...
04/27/2019

It was great taking My daughter to tyctwd! If you want to bring your kids to the farm to see how food is grown, make sure you make it to our spring tour May 11th at 2pm.

See you there!

Just got this email and it made my day. It’s not to late to signup. www.oneacrefarm.com. Hi Mike,It's quite late in th...
04/15/2019

Just got this email and it made my day. It’s not to late to signup. www.oneacrefarm.com.

Hi Mike,

It's quite late in the season, but wanted to see if I could sign up for shares this year? Would love to come back after a year off - I didn't realize how much I appreciated it!

Thanks so much

These 5 pictures make up one box of beef I got back from the butcher yesterday. I have 22 boxes just like this. I’m ma...
04/05/2019

These 5 pictures make up one box of beef I got back from the butcher yesterday. I have 22 boxes just like this. I’m making an order form soon so if you want to purchase my grass fed beef, let me know and I’ll send you a form!

This wind is causing havoc at the moment. Great day to fly a kite, awful day to plant and cover vegetables solo. If I do...
04/03/2019

This wind is causing havoc at the moment. Great day to fly a kite, awful day to plant and cover vegetables solo. If I don’t get some help soon, I might just meltdown before my normal meltdown period which I try to schedule around July 😀

And now only one. If you have been following me for years, you would recognize this pic doesn’t have the two guys that...
04/02/2019

And now only one. If you have been following me for years, you would recognize this pic doesn’t have the two guys that have been w me for quite some time. One has moved on and today, one is sick. So I’m out here transplanting our first cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower by my lonesome. As it turns out, farming never gets any easier!

Look who’s on the side of a bus!
03/25/2019

Look who’s on the side of a bus!

I really believe Csa is what catapulted kale to its popularity and look what happened. Perhaps your local farmer is the ...
03/23/2019
Kale is now one of the most pesticide-contaminated vegetables

I really believe Csa is what catapulted kale to its popularity and look what happened. Perhaps your local farmer is the best source for your vegetables, what do you say?

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/20/kale-is-now-one-of-the-most-pesticide-contaminated-vegetables.html

Kale joins the "Dirty Dozen" list this year. The list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide contamination also includes strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes.

Check out the new addition to the farm. This will be our new delivery van to allow me to spend some more time farming an...
03/21/2019

Check out the new addition to the farm. This will be our new delivery van to allow me to spend some more time farming and less time driving around. I call that a win!

I may be getting older, grayer, and heavier, but I’m still farming.  Want to support this much younger, thinner and br...
03/21/2019

I may be getting older, grayer, and heavier, but I’m still farming. Want to support this much younger, thinner and browner hair version of my past self? Consider joining our farm. We are almost all full for the year but would love to sell the last of our shares before spring really kicks into high gear!
Go to www.oneacrefarm.com now to join!

Kristin’s grandfather, who is no longer with us, always asked every time I saw him if we “got those potatoes planted...
03/15/2019

Kristin’s grandfather, who is no longer with us, always asked every time I saw him if we “got those potatoes planted yet!”

I wanted to remind him that we actually grew plenty of things not just potatoes but my usual response was either

“Not yet” or “yup!”

Well today we are getting those potatoes planted. He would be proud!

When life gives you lemons...I ordered the wrong version of #azomite this year, I wanted granular but ordered micronized...
03/13/2019

When life gives you lemons...

I ordered the wrong version of #azomite this year, I wanted granular but ordered micronized (think baby powder!). You can’t possibly spread this bc it would literally go everywhere so I’m mixing it w my compost. Who knows, maybe I just stumbled upon a great new compost amendment!

My goal started simply enough, to not buy from amazon for myself this season. Nothing against amazon per se, although th...
03/01/2019
Image: Why Buy Local? | Sustainable Connections

My goal started simply enough, to not buy from amazon for myself this season. Nothing against amazon per se, although there is plenty to be against, I’m just tired of it. How can I ask the public to support a local farm when I don’t 100% support my local businesses?

I think the challenge is too easy. So now I’m gonna try this.

Can I go the whole season without buying anything online? Just from local or regional businesses. Let’s see how we do!

https://goo.gl/images/4utrqS

Found on Google from sustainableconnections.org

Believe it or not, today is the most popular day to join a csa all year!  Yes,someone is keeping track of that statistic...
02/22/2019
Celebrate Community-Supported Agriculture!

Believe it or not, today is the most popular day to join a csa all year! Yes,someone is keeping track of that statistic.

Learn more here and consider supporting your local csa, where ever that might be.

New to csa? Join w a friend!!!

https://csaday.info/

Want to join your farm? Go to www.oneacrefarm.com.

February 24, 2017 is the third annual CSA Day. Celebrate your local farmers by signing up for a CSA.

Nothing screams awesome farmer more than taking a five min job of removing a hose and turning it into an 1 1/2 expletive...
02/19/2019

Nothing screams awesome farmer more than taking a five min job of removing a hose and turning it into an 1 1/2 expletive filled scream fest. But it’s done. And perhaps I should look for a new job!

Tonight at 7, watch the segment about our farms work with Manna Food Center!http://www.mpt.org/programs/farm/
01/29/2019
Maryland Farm & Harvest | MPT Productions | MPT

Tonight at 7, watch the segment about our farms work with Manna Food Center!

http://www.mpt.org/programs/farm/

This November, Emmy award-winning host Joanne Clendining is back for a sixth season of Maryland Farm and Harvest, once again taking viewers on a journey across the state for an inside look at where our food comes from. From the crowd-pleasing demonstration of mechanical power at a tractor pull to an...

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