Greenbranch Farm, Salisbury, MD
Learn how Ted and Julia Wycall have built Greenbranch Farm into a diversified organic operation serving a CSA of over 300 members, farmers’ markets, an on-farm retail store, and restaurants, completely transforming the former commodity farm where corn, soybeans and confinement chickens had been raised for two previous generations. Their motto is to be able to feed their community as they feed themselves.
In the morning, Ted will talk about his farming practices and nurturing of the soil, animal husbandry techniques and the use of appropriately scaled equipment and tools. Ted will also discuss the small staff that helps the certified organic farm run successfully.
At mid-day, a roundtable discussion, moderated by LESSON project manager Matt Heim, will feature Eastern Shore farmers who direct-market their products to consumers. They will address the local food movement, its opportunities, and what is needed to strengthen its reach. Lunch will showcase food grown at Greenbranch Farm.
In the afternoon, a walking tour of the farm will focus in more detail on each of the farm’s enterprises, including vegetables and berries, and heritage breed animals for pastured beef, pork and poultry.
Registration begins at 9:30; program starts at 10 am. All registrants: $10 per person; $15 per family.
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Field Day held in partnership with University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and Lower Eastern Shore Sustainable Organic Network (LESSON). University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, gender, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or national origin.