Farm Search

Howard County has a rich history in farming. Listed below are many of the farms in Howard County and the services that they offer.  To narrow your search, choose a category from the drop down menu, then click update and click on farm name for more details.

  • Papa’s Produce at Restoration Acres

    1815 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD 21797

    410-489-9805

    Eggs/Meats

    Papa’s Produce grows naturally grown produce, eggs, and beef. They use no chemical pesticide, herbicides, or fertilizers on their produce.

  • Phase Inc.

    1604 Back Acre Circle, Mt. Airy, MD 21771http://www.phaseinc.net/

    301-829-7943

    Other

    Phase, Incorporated has been in business since 1971 and serves both the commercial and military market with precision machine and sheet metal fabrication.

  • Piper’s Run Farm

    14535 Mac Clintock Drive, Glenwood, MD 21738

    Other

    Sales of foxhunters, retraining, starting babies.

  • Pleasant Prospect Farm, Inc.

    4389 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD 20833http://www.pleasantprospectfarm.com/

    410-707-7054

    Equine

    Pleasant Prospect Farm offers horse boarding, training, and sales of sport horses. The farm specializes in fox hunters. With over 200 acres of land, the farm offers a variety of trails and terrain.

  • Roundabout Hills Farm

    15505 Cattail Oak, Glenwood, MD 21738http://www.roundabouthills.net/

    301-768-4702

    CSA

    We have decided to change almost completely how we interact with our members and market our produce, making it more accessible financially, more convenient, and involving our members more in the operation of the farm. And to top it off we are throwing in a new name for the new approach: Roundabout Hills Kitchen Garden Food Guild!
    The Kitchen Garden Food Guild will work this way:
    Scheduling Flexibility: Members are completely free to come and get their produce whenever they like as many times as they like – seven days a week and anytime during the day. If they choose, they can also skip a week or two, without any financial loss.
    Complete Choice: Members are not limited to the amount or kind of produce they receive. Instead, they can choose what produce they will take and how much they take. If you don’t like kale, you don’t need to have it, but can choose carrots, potatoes, asparagus, or whatever other seasonal produce is available. Each week, we will post the crops available and then you choose what you will take home.
    A more authentic garden experience: Members will also get to experience the pleasure of harvesting their own produce, choosing exactly which carrot, lettuce, or leeks they would prefer and ensuring that the produce is as fresh as possible. We will provide the harvesting tools needed for the available crops, and trugs for collecting your produce, and if you wish bags to put it in to take home. It will be just like having your own backyard garden, but without contending with mosquitos, weeds, and the heat of summer!
    Member control over crop planning: Instead of a “potluck” experience, we ask our members at the beginning of the season to tell us what crops they would like that year. If we can grow it in our climate and there are enough members requesting the crop, we will figure it into our crop plans.
    Financially accessible: Best of all perhaps is the new way of paying for membership. Instead of charing $500 to $1200 at the beginning of the season, or $200 to $300 split into seasonal payments (which is still tough for many), members will pay only for what they take home, much like going to the grocery store, fruit stand, or farmers market. Each week, we will both post on our website and send emails announcing what crops are available for that week. After you’ve chosen and harvested what you want to take home, you will simply leave your payment in the member shed at the site of the garden – no big prepayments. To cover the costs of seeds and any other inputs, we will charge a registration fee based on our total anticipated costs for the season, excluding our labor. We are currently calculating this fee and will shortly post it on the website.

  • Run of the Mill Farm

    6901 Eden Mill Road, Woodbine, MD 21797

    410-795-0753

    Nursery/Greenhouse/Landscaping

    Run of the Mill Farm provides grading, hydroseeding, sodding, erosion control, drainage, and waterway and berm construction.

  • Shadow Mere Farm

    1841 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville, MDhttp://www.shadowmerefarm.com/

    410-442-2485

    Equine

    Horse boarding, state park access, outdoor ring

  • Shady Knoll Farm

    13070 Triadelphia Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

    443-691-1066

    Equine

    Quarter horses – show and trail

  • Sharp’s at Waterford Farm

    4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD 20833http://www.sharpfarm.com/

    410-489-2572

    Agri-tourism

    The farm is open from April to November with a variety of educational tours, pick-your-own pumpkins, hayrides, and vegetable and bedding plants. The Sharp family has been farming in the county for over 100 years.

  • Shaw Farm

    8000 Harriet Tubman Lane Columbia, MD 21044http://www.shawfarmcsa.com/

    410-660-7046

    CSA

    Certified Organic since 1997, Shaw Farms offers produce grown at the farm in Columbia for its CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Shaw Farm CSA is part of the Shaw Community Farm and Education Center. Nearly all the produce is picked on the same day that it is distributed to the CSA members.

  • Grants & Financing

    A resource to find out more information on State, Regional, and National loans and grants for farms

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  • Diversification Ideas

    Don't put all of your eggs in one basket. Diversifying your farm's production is a great way to grow your business - and meet increasing consumer demand for fresh foods.

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