Our Story

 

Our Mission:

Provide our community with a local farm experience that demonstrates honest hardworking family values combined with exceptional products and superior customer service.

When Paul and Kelly Jackson welcomed their daughter Emily into the world in 1999, they wanted her to grow up knowing and loving the family trade. Jacksons have been working the land here on the Eastern Shore since 1878 when Paul’s great-great-great-grandfather George Jackson moved to Dorchester County.

That’s 135 years of family farming—and counting! Paul and Kelly decided to open a family-owned roadside market. They named it in Emily’s honor, and then they set out to run it in a way that would teach their daughter about their work ethic and traditions.  (Click here to see “How we Farm”)

Visit us today and you might well see 18-year-old Emily and her 13-year-old brother, Kyle, working with their father in the fields or helping their mother at the market.

 

You can meet the Jackson’s right now by watching more of our videos.

We started small. At first, Emily’s Produce was just some fresh produce on display under a tent, with folks paying by the honor system. Our customers soon let us know how much they loved our homegrown local foods—and how they were hungry for more.

Three years later Paul and a bunch of his friends erected a real building to house Emily’s Produce. We’ve been growing by leaps and bounds ever since. Check out this timeline that traces the history of our family business.

Today, Emily’s Produce offers customers the best and freshest homegrown fruits and vegetables on the Shore. We have fresh local meats including our own Angus Beef that are raised in a pasture with fresh green grass to graze and without the use of hormones or antibiotics. Our fresh-cut flowers and hanging baskets are second to none. But we’re even more than a farm market now—Emily’s is an authentic Eastern Shore experience.

Come out to sample baked goods made fresh daily from traditional family recipes. Venture out into our fields to pick your own strawberries in the spring, blackberries, blueberries, and flowers in the summer,  or pumpkins in the fall. 

All this and so much more will be coming up this season at Emily’s Produce. We’ll be open every day from April through November. Stop by for a true taste of Eastern Shore living!

Listen to Emily during a recent radio interview …

Farm Bureau Queen