As far back as the 1950s, the Jones Family has been growing award winning fruit and vegetables for both Baltimore and Harford County. We have remained the first choice grower for those who wish to buy directly from the farmer.
Today, the farm is run by Maurice and Deborah Jones, 5th generation farmers, plus their three children, and with the help of grandpa Maurice, Sr., and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
The first Jones arrived in the area before 1900, coming to America in their own boat from Wales. They settled on 300 plus acres bordering the Gunpowder River in Baltimore County.
Maurice's great grandfather Samuel (1 of 13 children) and his grandfather Clarence would take vegetables to the wholesale food markets then located on Pratt Street in Baltimore City.
Our present market location on Route 7 (intersection of Philadelphia Road and Edgewood Road) was the first market in the area where you could buy directly from the farm. Kenny Jones started this market stand in 1956, and then his son Wayne Jones continued it until Maurice and Deborah became the owners.
In 2005, Maurice and Deborah opened a little wagon on the corner of route 543 and route 646, which operated on the old-fashioned "honor system" of payment.
Today, the farming operation has grown extensively to accommodate greater retail selections and services, with numerous retail greenhouses for plants and flowers, 2 farm markets, pick your own strawberries, and Christmas trees and wreaths.
We also participate in the Rotunda Farmer's Market in Baltimore.