Timeline

  • 1999 Opened under small picnic tent – produce displayed on straw bales & used honor system
  • 2000 Increased the size of the tent and added some wooden tables to display products – honor system
  • 2001 Added a second tent, small shed with air conditioner for storage and a U-Pick Pumpkin Patch
  • 2002 Paul and friends build a permanent structure – approx 800 square feet
  • 2003 Added approx 500 square foot to rear of building and added walk-in cooler & U-Pick Strawberries
  • 2004 Began growing Mums for fall harvest, started selling fresh strawberry pies, and added website for business
  • 2005 Added free children’s  play area in honor of newborn son Kyle – Kyle’s Farm Fun
  • 2006 Increased varieties of fresh baked pies and other baked goods
  • 2007 Added greenhouse on home farm & planted 1500 blackberry plants
  • 2007 Began selling fruits and vegetables to local restaurants.  To date, currently service over 10 food service facilities in Dorchester County who are committed in providing locally grown products to their customers.
  • 2008 Started harvesting home grown blackberries and selling flowers from greenhouse
  • 2009 Experimented new practice of starting tomato plants in greenhouse and “transplanting” into plastic covered rows with a “low tunnel” structure
  • 2009 Experimented with new practice of starting sweet corn in greenhouse and “transplanting” into plastic covered rows for 2 week earlier harvest
  • 2009 Opened a 2nd “satellite” location in Cambridge on Sunburst Highway under “Big Red Tent”
  • 2009 Created Facebook Page for Emily’s Produce Fans
  • 2010 Increased flower production in greenhouse to include perennials & added U-Pick blackberries, blueberries & cherries at Church Creek Market
  • 2010 Added 3rd “satellite” location on St. Michaels Rd. in Easton at Carroll’s Market and Exxon
  • 2010 Added U-Cut Flower Patch to Church Creek Market
  • 2011 Selected by USDA for High Tunnel Pilot Project – started growing multiple varieties of lettuce and started tomatoes in high tunnel
  • 2011 Increased retail area at main Church Creek Rd. Market
  • 2012 Added kitchen to Church Creek Rd. Market.  Baking can now be done on premise
  • 2012 Began Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program that will serve “shareholders” for 20 weeks
  • 2015 Added Beef Cattle to farming operation – Grass Fed, Angus Beef, No Hormones or Antibiotics
  • 2016 Expanded offerings in market kitchen & expanded “Healthy Harvest” $10 Bag Delivery Program