Pop's Old Place is a Century Family Farm, located in Dorchester County Maryland. We raise grass fed & finished beef, lamb, woodland pork, and free range laying hens. We sell our products directly from our on farm market . This allows our farm patrons to get to know us, and our farming practices firsthand .
Producing nutritious, and delicious food for our family, and our community, while focusing on soil health, animal welfare, and environmental stewardship.
This documentary about our farming practices has been nearly a year in the making. I am beyond privileged to have the experience of working on this film with David Harp, Tom Horton, and Richard Anderson. II am incredibly thankful for the generous financial contributions of donors, which made the filming possible.
Over ten years ago, Arthur and I decided to take our farmland out of conventional crop production and focus on raising livestock. Our original goal was to provide a wholesome source of protein to feed us and our extended family. Over the year, we have expanded a bit, and we now sell our grass-fed beef, lamb, pork, honey, and eggs to the public from our On Farm Market.
We chose heritage breeds because of their ability to thrive on pasture, good mothering traits, calm demeanors, and flavorful meat. It is a simple concept in theory but more complicated in execution. I knew I wanted the animals to live in an environment that was healthiest for the animals and hopefully healthier for us. I wanted the ruminants to eat what ruminants are designed by nature to consume….grass & forages. My thought was always, “What is best for the animal?” Fresh air, sunshine, healthy forages.
In an attempt to grow healthy forage, building up healthy soil is paramount. This documentary showcases our vision for farming in a way that works harmoniously with nature. I am humbled that Dave, Tom, and Richard felt our story worth sharing.
We invite you to visit the farm, observe our farming practices, and determine if ours is a farm you want to support.
First Sunday farm tours are a great opportunity to see our farming practices in person, and learn more about our livestock. The tour starts at 9am. I will talk about our farming practices, and answer any questions while completing my morning farm chore routine. We will be out, and about on the farm between 30-45 minutes. The farm tour is free of charge, and if you plan to attend, please dress appropriately for the weather. I strongly encourage appropriate footwear.
Please leave your dogs at home.
Click the link below if you would like to participate, and approximate number of people attending..
Your buying decisions, as a consumer,
are the driving force behind a positive change in food production
4657 skinners run rd, hurlock, MD 21643, US
farm market closed until Saturday, September 9th