Fair Weather Farm at Fairhill     

   your community organic farm in Cecil County, Maryland   

About Us

Founded in 2008, Fair Weather Farm at Fairhill, is a family owned and operated Organic Farm in Cecil County, Maryland. We began our passion for growing sustainable, organic food on a 5 acre plot of land on our homestead to service our small community in Fairhill. In an unwavering commitment to safeguard our regions farmland and expand our operations to serve the community, we purchased the historic "Watkins Farm" adjacent to us in 2016, to retain it's cooperative agricultural purpose. Farming to us is more than simply growing a sustainable crop, but it's also the responsibility of safeguarding the integrity of the land and its natural resources. Our family’s desire is to be good stewards of the land for future generations. 


We also believe we have a social responsibility in educating our community in growing, harvesting & preserving sustainable grown foods to those who want to learn a healthier lifestyle. From our family to yours, we invite you to enjoy our delicious home-grown produce through our CSA program.


CSA: Community Supported Agriculture                                                                      
CSA's are designed to offer a mutually beneficial relationship between farmers and the community members.  The farm and farmer feed the members by providing a weekly share of fresh produce. The members financially support the farm and become an integral part of small scale, local agriculture.
By joining our CSA program members receive fresh, in season, locally grown food. All our vegetables are grown on our farm without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.
  

CSA Membership has it's privileges...

- Discounted Produce 

- Discounted Floral Bouquets

- Discounted Farm Fresh Eggs

- Discount on Farm Events & Classes

+ Earns "Crop Cash" based on amount of prepayment.

Farm Market

We offer a delicious assortment of vegetables jam-packed full of nutrients. From a bounty of fresh-leafy greens to a variety of colorful root crops. You will see quite a variety of Greens like Gourmet Lettuces, Kale, Swiss Chard, Arugula, Spinach & Mustard Greens + Beans, Summer Squash, Peppers, Jalapenos. Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Zucchini and some tasty rooted crops like radishes & beets + an assortment of specialty crops too!


We also offer farm-fresh, pastured eggs, local honey, herbs & seasonal floral bouquets. 

         

                         

                          Seasonal Market Hours

                                  June 12th - Aug 9th / Aug 28th - Nov 8th
    Members: TUESDAY and THURSDAY   2PM - 6PM 
                     Public: THURSDAY Only    2PM - 6PM                                             
                               Note: CSA Farm Market
          "Pre-Season Payment" covers "Produce Only"

Gotland Sheep                                                                                                                              

The Bentley's were introduced to the Gotland breed in 2015 and were immediately attracted to their personality and lustrous curly gray fleeces. Gotlands are quite bright, active and friendly - full of curiosity. Nancy & Randy were excited to establish this unique and rare breed of sheep at their farm, in Cecil County, MD. They raise and up-breed the sheep strictly for their fiber and offer other like-minded individuals the opportunity to purchase their sheep in keeping with the same mindset.      

                                                  Vice President of the  The American Gotland Sheep Society

FARM TOURS  Get To Know Us!  

Bring the family & visit our farm where you can get a behind the scenes tour thru the greenhouse, see our acres of growing crops, visit the barn animals, learn about our programs and upcoming events and workshops. Contact Us  to schedule a tour.

Nancy Bentley is owner/operator of Fair Weather Farm at Fairhill, Inc. She has long been a believer in educating the public. Nancy has served as a Cecil County Master Gardener for the past 10+ years and has contributed to many healthy food programs and elementary school farm education programs.


Retail purchases from the farms market, as well as workshops and classes provided helps support “Watkins Farm For Our Future" a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that educates adults & children on sustainable, healthy eating and self-sufficient living.    

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nancy’s husband Randy is actively involved in the farm’s activities and maintenance as well as her 2 sons, Cameron and Christian.

John Ebersol, an Amish Master Carpenter has carefully crafted the wood beams & timbers to build our authentic Amish Barn. We're holding a "Barn Raising" Event on Thurs, June 28th & your invited to attend. 


Open To The Public 

to Participate or Watch


Would you like to participate? 

We are looking for volunteers to help "raise" the barn and additional volunteers throughout the day to assist with our event. 


Click on the LINK to VOLUNTEER!


A Few NOTES about the day:
There will be a designated (roped off area) for public viewing. For your safety - please remain in the designated area. 
We ask that you refrain from photographs. While we understand that this is an exciting event, we need to respect our Amish participants & their culture. We will post a few "approved" photos after the event on our Facebook page for you. 
Feel free to bring a picnic blanket or chairs & enjoy the day. 
You may bring your own food/drink (non-alcoholic), however we WILL have Food / Beverages available for purchase.

 *Please be mindful of the weather* It's happening RAIN or SHINE! 

FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS 
REMEMBER: Protect your skin w/sunscreen and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. 
A protective hat/cap is a good idea & dress appropriately to work. 
Bring a Water Bottle to fill-up throughout the day or feel free to bring your own cooler w/non-alcoholic beverages. We WILL have food for our volunteers or you can bring your own should you have any dietary needs. 

**IF your choosing to help "raise the barn" please bring the following with you: hammer & gloves.

Thanks Again !! Any issues please contact the farm via email at: [email protected]

  

DONATIONS to our 501(c)3 non-profit

are greatly appreciated.

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Fair Weather Farm at Fairhill    5821 Telegraph Road  Elkton, Maryland 21921      

Cecil County     (302) 530-7028

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