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.

Have to indulge on a obnoxious brag. My “sick” daughter came the the farmer forum this am. She sat for 2 hours w no devi...
12/18/2019

Have to indulge on a obnoxious brag. My “sick” daughter came the the farmer forum this am. She sat for 2 hours w no device, didn’t utter a peep, and even introduced herself at the beginning. #futurefarmer?

Thanks to  all the wonderful people that make our farm a success!
12/15/2019

Thanks to all the wonderful people that make our farm a success!

I participated in this this past months class and loved it. I strongly encourage all to apply for this amazing opportuni...
12/10/2019

I participated in this this past months class and loved it. I strongly encourage all to apply for this amazing opportunity!

Market Growers Success Mastermind Cohort #2 now forming. It was so much fun in November I gotta do another one. Feb 11-12, 2020, my house. Join a group of peers, farmers with 5+ years experience, to spend 20 hours working on what topics you need help with for your farm to make more progress towards success in 2020. More info here:

https://events.mindmint.com/13081/72913/market-farmer-success-mastermind-feb-2020

Horrible picture I know, but it was really a neat experience hearing Senator Ben Cardin speak today at our local agricul...
12/06/2019

Horrible picture I know, but it was really a neat experience hearing Senator Ben Cardin speak today at our local agricultural office about problems that all Maryland farmers face. Not to often can you hear someone who has a say in how our country is governed live and in person.

Really amazing to see.

All going to Manna Food Center today. 60 pounds of cauliflower150 brussel sprouts300+ pounds of rutabagas and turnipsAnd...
11/26/2019

All going to Manna Food Center today.
60 pounds of cauliflower
150 brussel sprouts
300+ pounds of rutabagas and turnips
And collards!

Want to support this year long effort of growing food for manna? Consider donating to manna by clicking here:

https://www.mannafood.org/give-online/

Dedicate it to “one acre farm” and it will allow us to continue growing beautiful food for such a great organization. Since 2014, our farm has grown and delivered over 20,000 pounds of locally grown produce to Manna. Not bad for a small farm!

Take a look at these unbelievable recipe coasters made by Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation - Maryland....
10/15/2019

Take a look at these unbelievable recipe coasters made by Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation - Maryland.

These are a perfect addition to our farm stand and partnership with Adventist HealthCare

Aren’t they fantastic?

For the last year I have been meeting with Ellen at Plant to Profit   She asked me what does success look like to you?My...
10/10/2019

For the last year I have been meeting with Ellen at Plant to Profit

She asked me what does success look like to you?

My daughter wrote me this note last night after I made dinner with my broccoli.

I finally have an answer to Ellen’s question.

Deposit is in, we are going solar!
10/09/2019

Deposit is in, we are going solar!

Check out this article about our fantastic partnership with Adventist HealthCare!!!
10/08/2019

Check out this article about our fantastic partnership with Adventist HealthCare!!!

What is a Kohlrabi? Find out in our latest newsletter with a spotlight on the fantastic and forward-thinking Adventist HealthCare/One Acre Farm partnership to ensure healthy eating, sustainability and buying local. Plus, where can you pick the perfect pumpkin?

Read the latest newsletter here: https://bit.ly/2VtFpGS

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Check this our from our friends. A great idea!!!
10/06/2019
Plow and Stars Farm

Check this our from our friends. A great idea!!!

Fall is finally here, and it's time to start thinking about your Thanksgiving plans! Back by popular demand, we are offering our amazing Thanksgiving boxes again in 2019. Grown and raised here on the farm, prepared with the utmost care by the incredible folks at Pizza Brama and Cook.Bake.Enjoy, our Thanksgiving boxes promise a locally sourced meal to remember -- while letting you relax with your loved ones. Check out our website to order today!

https://www.plowandstarsthanksgiving.com

Farm party reminder. October 12, 3-6.  All are welcome!Live music, bounce house farm tour, potluck and more. Hope you ca...
10/03/2019

Farm party reminder. October 12, 3-6.

All are welcome!

Live music, bounce house farm tour, potluck and more.

Hope you can make it.

So excited that kohlrabi is in today’s distribution! I’ve had my eye on this recipe...🤤
10/01/2019

So excited that kohlrabi is in today’s distribution! I’ve had my eye on this recipe...🤤

Got my first delivery of mushroom compost today. Really excited to see how much it will improve and wake up my soil!
09/23/2019

Got my first delivery of mushroom compost today. Really excited to see how much it will improve and wake up my soil!

Hey!  Want to see this exact same pic on Instagram?  I’m sure you do which is why for some reason I had to start an inst...
09/20/2019

Hey! Want to see this exact same pic on Instagram? I’m sure you do which is why for some reason I had to start an instagram page. Same crap there, new platform. With that awesome intro, here is the new place to find pics. Like you need another reason to stare at your phone some more!

Oneacrefarmmd is the new place to be apparently!

Ps. I just noticed this pic even has a finger blocking the shot. I’m well on my way to being one hell of a instagramer

09/09/2019
Watershed Cafe

Check this out. I even make a brief cameo!

Here's a short video by our very own Kevin Beliveau. It explains why Watershed Cafe is the #1 restaurant in Poolesville on google, facebook and trip advisor reviews. Locally sourced made from scratch.

09/08/2019

Here is me clearing out the brush to “relocate” our groundhogs!

I tried to reason w you. I tried traps, urine, fences and more. I told you to leave my vegetables alone but you couldn’t...
09/07/2019

I tried to reason w you. I tried traps, urine, fences and more. I told you to leave my vegetables alone but you couldn’t help yourself.

So now, groundhog, this is war!

Now that we own our land, we are doing my favorite activity that made little sense before. ROCK PICKING!!!
09/04/2019

Now that we own our land, we are doing my favorite activity that made little sense before.

ROCK PICKING!!!

With all the problems we will face w our climate and food production, if like to see more emphasis on proving that this ...
08/22/2019
This Month in Bloom: Cured Bloom, Blooming Sunflowers, and More

With all the problems we will face w our climate and food production, if like to see more emphasis on proving that this product can and should be used to grow food.

It’s too good to pass up!

And no, I get not benefit from this company by making these statements, I just truly believe taking a waste product and making food out of it is what we need to be doing.

DCWATERANDSEWERAUTHORIZATION

https://mailchi.mp/9a49497e07f3/this-month-in-bloom-july-1346473?e=1cf2f1e4b0

Flash Farm Sale: Want to get your fields looking as great and green as Steve Walter's farm H&S, pictured here? Take advantage of Bloom's summer sale on fresh material for farms from now until August 31. Learn more about Bloom's benefits for farmers at bloomsoil.com/farms.

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 wee...
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 o...
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 be posi...
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 t...
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 th...
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 som...
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.

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Big fans of the carrots today!
We were big fans of the carrots in yesterday’s share!
I used half of my squash from last week’s share to make these, and they’re delicious!! Recipe: https://www.marthastewart.com/1541484/zucchini-dill-pickles
How can I join the group
Sooo many stuffed peppers with squash, tomatoes, eggplant, and ground turkey.
What are you making for dinner with your #CSAFarm veggies from @oneacrefarm? Bucatini with zucchini, red onions, shallots, and garbanzo beans finished with grated fresh Parmesan and smoked olive oil.
Stuffed peppers from our 1AF haul of green and purple peppers. Soooooo yummy!
Gazpacho made from One Acre Farm veggies!
Oh, look! I'm using my compostable produce bag from One Acre Farm to gather up my vegetable trim as I make soup. Once I'm done chopping and peeling, the whole bundle can go into my compost heap. Thanks, Farmer Mike!
Kholrabi fries! #yum One Acre Farm
Just picked up our first share!! Gorgeous greens galore! Can't wait to try some new recipes!