This week is National Farmer’s Market Week, so make sure to thank your farmers for bringing food out to your community! At this time, we are sourcing all of our produce from just a few small and local farmers. Read on to find out about some of the other places we are getting freshly harvested goods from…
In 2006, Norman’s began our own farm in Woodbine, Maryland. This small 5-acre farm allowed us the opportunity to experiment with growing unique varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. We were able to develop sustainable farming techniques and explore new trends. Today, it serves as a central produce depot that supplies our produce stand CSA program
In 2016, Norman’s Farm Market purchased a 60-acre farm also in Woodbine. This much larger property has permitted us to scale up our production and provide even more of our own produce to our ever-expanding customer base.
Our stone fruit, like peaches, plums, and nectarines are coming to us from Beechwood Orchards, located in Adam’s County, PA.
Beechwood Orchards is a fifth-generation, family-owned farm that has been operating in Adams County for over a century. The farm is currently being run by David and Tammy Garretson. In 2005 they were joined by their son, Shawn Garretson, after he graduated from Penn State with a degree in Horticulture.
We also source some from Leola Produce Auction in Lancaster County, PA. Currently, our potatoes and some of our beefsteak tomatoes are coming from this location.
Leola Produce Auction started in 1985 as a marketing tool for local farmers to sell their produce and plants. Over the years the auction has become known for its large variety of freshly grown produce and plants.
Our blueberries are coming from J-Mar Farms, also located in Pennsylvania, while our corn comes from a farmer right here in Poolesville, MD.