Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

We have plenty of asparagus and lots of beautiful hanging baskets! So stop by on your way to Mom’s house and pick up a gift basket for her. Or, better yet, bring her over this morning, get her a cup of coffee, and she can sit on the porch while she picks out her favorite flowers. Warning – it might take a while because there are some really pretty ones.
The strawberries should be ready any day now.

Here is my Mother’s Day flashback. This picture was taken, I believe, in 2007.

This one was taken last week. Pretty much the same thing, just everything is a little taller – taller building, taller castle and taller kids. Actually, there was one more difference… they cleaned the buckets up after they were finished this time. Well, I told them they couldn’t have ice cream unless they picked up… We didn’t have ice cream in 2007.

Hope to see you soon. Be sure to sit down and rest a spell when you get here.

Homechool Day at the Farm May 28

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The Homeschool Strawberry Tour is Thursday, May 28th and starts at 11 AM.

Come out and pick some strawberries on Home School Day.

There are free wagon rides around the farm 11 AM – 12 PM which you don’t want to miss.

The University of Maryland Extension office will be here during the tour to answer any questions you have about canning and freezing fresh produce. Come out so you don’t miss a great opportunity to learn more about feeding your family with delicious, healthy fruits and vegetables.

Pre-K thru 4th grade – If you have children in Pre-K through 4th grade, sign them up for the full tour – Cost is $6 and includes an educational program, your child also gets to pick their own container of strawberries and receives a goody bag with a coloring book to take home, and don’t forget the free wagon rides. Please call or email if you plan to join us for the tour. The tour and wagon rides start at 11:00, so don’t be late. You might miss something!

Older children – Are your children past the age of enjoying the educational program? Then come on out anytime during the day to pick berries. And don’t forget, older children and parents are welcome to take a wagon ride between 11 am and noon.

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Asparagus is ready!

The asparagus is ready!

The strawberry plants are tucked in and toasty warm waiting for the freezing nights to end.
I assume the freezing nights will end.
They always do.
Don’t they?

Look what I found in the photo archives. My snaggletooth kids covering up strawberry plants!Exhausted

Well, they were supposed to be covering strawberry plants – they aren’t exactly following the standard protocol.

Back to today’s world: The cherry trees are blooming.

We have some pretty plants, so you should start looking for the one (or 5, 6, 7) that you want for Mother’s Day. (Mother’s Day is coming soon you know.)

Lapp’s delivery arrives this afternoon around 2pm.
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Jane says, “It’s NEVER too cold to eat ice cream!” That’s what parkas are for…

Hope to see you soon!


P.S. I just made a fresh batch of salsa – it’s good and spicy.

Opening Day April 20

Wow, that was a long, cold winter.
I hope you are enjoying the pretty spring weather! Did you see that the peach trees are blooming?

There are a few strawberry blossoms out there, too. Now all we have to do is protect them from the frost on those cold spring nights.


Well, we are still waiting. This picture is from our “asparagus file”. But I don’t think it will be much longer.
We will open the market this coming Monday (April 20th). The asparagus should be ready by then.
We have a new style/shape/size Bolga Basket this year. I can’t wait to show you!

Of course we still have the old style/shape/size too, so don’t worry. I’m sure you can find EXACTLY what you want.
By the way. What do you use your Bolga Basket for?  Reply to this email with your answer, or comment on the facebook post, or comment on the blog post, whatever social media strikes your fancy. I will randomly choose one contestant as the winner. What do you win? Well, a Bolga Basket, of course!
Here is one use of the many baskets we have at home. Don’t ask me how many baskets I have at home. Let’s just say, I have a few. You can never have too many Bolga Baskets, that’s what I always say.

OK. I guess that’s all of the news I have.

See you Monday! We will have ice cream, slushies, Bolga Baskets, and HOPEFULLY (I’m pretty sure) ASPARAGUS!

Hope to see you soon!

Last Day is Labor Day! Hurry!

Hello, just wanted to remind you that this is the last weekend for u-pick peaches. If you want to pick, you must come tomorrow between 8am and 1pm, or else wait for next year. Of course, we will have plenty of peaches here at the market for you through Labor Day.

The last day of the season for the market is Labor Day. So, make sure you get out here between now and then to stock up on all of the fresh produce you need to get through the long, cold winter months. We will have normal hours through Monday, September 1st: 7am-6pm Monday thru Friday and 7am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Then, beginningTuesday, we will be closed until asparagus starts again in mid-April.

Did you make it out to the Peach Festival? If you did, I hope you had a good time. If you didn’t, I hope you can make it next year. Yes, there will be a 2nd annual Peach Festival – August 8th, 2015. Mark your calendar!

Here is a picture taken in the market that day. The weather was great, the bands were terrific, and the crowd was breath-taking. We will be sure to have more help and more peach ice cream next year.

I took this picture the next morning. Everything was so serene after the craziness of the previous day. That’s the moon you see. It was huge and wildly bright. I heard later that it was a super moon, and I think that was a good description of it – super.

Here’s a sunrise picture:

Then of course the sun also sets here at Godfrey’s:

Remember, the pile of tomatoes we had during the peach festival?

It’s not quite so big anymore:

Don’t worry, we still have plenty for you to do your canning, sauces, salsa, etc.

We picked beans just in case you want some.

Jane still loves to eat them fresh from the field:

Here is a picture from 2008. Aww, to be six again.

If I don’t see you before closing day, have a safe and healthy winter, and I will look for you in April.

I will sign off with a few more peach festival pictures. When we decided to do this festival with the Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company, our common goal was to get the local community together to celebrate family and friends, and to have fun. I think we accomplished our goal:

Peach Festival Update

Just a couple of quick things today.

First, you may ask, do we have tomatoes?

Well, um, yes…. we do….

Your next question might be…. Are we ready for the peach festival? Well, we are working on it…

If you were in the band, this is what you would see. Has anyone ever put the band on the loading dock before? It’s gonna be great!

The fire company is getting ready to set up tents and tables. We have been mowing and weed whacking. It’s just crazy around here.

The weather should be nice, and I really hope you can make it to the festival. Here is a look at what is going on.

So, bring the whole family and join us for a great time. 

Mark your calendars!

Good night Butch…


Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! Photo credit to Emily Godfrey.


Seems like the last few days everybody is combining. Our neighbors are combining, our neighbors’ neighbors are combining, all up and down the roads I see combines in the field and moving between fields. There is something about watching combines work and listening to their low rumbling sound that seems so satisfying. The work is just so neat and tidy. It looks like something is getting done, and if you happen to find two or more combines running in the same field. Wow!  
Meanwhile, back on our farm… This is the time of year when everything is either just getting started or we are waiting very impatiently for it to start. 

For example, we started picking a few peaches yesterday. That’s exciting!

Blueberries are going strong! The u-pickers have been picking lots of berries at the Benton Corner Road farm, so we will be moving over to the Leager Road farm for picking Friday and Saturday 7am-noon both days (yes, we are open on the 4th of July). They look really nice; make sure you come out and get a few buckets full.

The tomato field looks spectacular! 

But, the tomatoes aren’t red yet. Soon.

The corn isn’t quite ready yet. Maybe in a few days. We do have plenty of very good local corn though. So we won’t go hungry.

Now for the really great news of the day for us coffee lovers! 

We have fresh locally roasted coffee from Rise Up in Easton. Get a bag to take home or a cup to drink here. We can sit on the porch, drink coffee, and chat about the weather, or the kids, or the farm. Whatever, as long as there is coffee involved, I’m all in! Well, unless of course, you would rather sit on the porch with your family and friends, then I won’t impose. 

The flowers are beautiful! Come on out cut a bucket full or grab a bunch in the market.

Last night’s sunset. Photo credit to Jane Godfrey.



Sudlersville’s First Peach Festival

The Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company and our farm are partnering to present Sudlersville’s first annual Peach Festival at the Godfrey’s Farm market on Saturday, August 9 from 11 am to 3 pm.

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There will be live music from local bands like Ricky Walls and the North County Pickers and Phillip Dutton and the Alligators, delicious peach treats like peach ice cream, cobbler and slushies, a full lunch menu including pit beef & pit ham, community organization vendors, rides around the farm and more.

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For more information or if your community-based organization or non-profit is interested in becoming a vendor, contact Godfrey’s Farm at (410) 438-3509 or at info@godfreysfarm.com or the Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company at (410) 739-8857.  Please click this link provided for a  Vendor Commitment Form.  We are also accepting applications for for-profit craft vendors that have a 100% hand-crafted product. Please click this link for a Business Vendor Commitment Form.

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Click here for directions to the farm. Our GPS-friendly address is 302 Leager Road, Sudlersville, Md. 21668.



Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day!


I just wanted to wish you a Happy Father’s Day and give you a quick crop update.

We will start the u-pick tart cherries Thursday, June 19th. U-pick hours for tart cherries are during regular market hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm and Sat-Sun 7am-5pm.

The blueberries still aren’t quite ready yet, but it shouldn’t be too much longer. Check the website for the latest info. 

We will quit cutting asparagus within the next couple of days, but it should be available at the market through the week.

Stop by and visit us. There is a lot of local stuff, some delicious cantaloupes from down south and, of course, ice cream and slushies.

Psst:  There is one more coconut cream pie in the refrigerator this morning. Your dad called and said he REALLY wants it!

June Update from Godfrey Farm

Hello! I guess I will start with a storm picture from the yard.

Not all of our tractors are green… But MOST of them are. I know you were wondering. I mean, the color of your tractors says a lot about a person. Don’t you think so?

The spring season is moving on quickly. I would guess there isn’t much time left for asparagus and strawberries. Probably next weekend will come close to finishing off this season.

The blueberries are just barely starting to turn blue. So, I would guess they are about 10 days or 2 weeks away. Maybe-ish? I will keep you posted.

Tart cherries are starting to color a little. At least a week away. I will keep you posted on that too.

We have had so much fun with strawberry pickers. Although I haven’t had a chance to take many pictures lately, plenty of others have contributed to the Godfrey photo album… Social media is absolutely wonderful. 

These are from the Barrow Family blog post: Matters of Family Strawberry Picking   


This is one of my favorites… It’s so sweet.

Another u-picker contribution. I love it!

But wait… There’s more!

This one is all about attitude…

Serious pickers…


Still a few more…

I LOVE your hat!!! The smile isn’t too shabby either.

Here’s Patricia and her dad. There’s nobody nicer!

Recognize anyone in this picture?

Here’s a tip. When you come out to pick, don’t forget your sunglasses.

Another tip. You will need ice cream to replenish the energy used in the field. Even super heroes need a little ice cream now and then. It helps them fly.



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