Helping farmers throughout the mid-Atlantic and Northeast region become more skilled, sustainable, and profitable through education and use of our environmentally and economically sustainable farming model.
Outreach & Education
The foundation is actively involved in many areas of research and education.
The legacy of Hedgeapple Farm dates to 1731 when the property was granted to the Meredith Davis Sr. family. Since 1956, the Jorgensen family has operated a dairy farm and a beef farm on the acreage, beautifully situated along the Monocacy River. In 1997, the Jorgensens gifted a conservation easement to the Maryland Environmental Trust in perpetuity to protect the farm from future development.
The farm has grown to over 300 acres and is located just north of the historic village of Buckeystown, MD. All the acreage is in permanent grassland and is utilized as pasture and hay for the farm's herd of Black Angus cattle. All of our grass-fed beef is direct marketed through our on-farm market.
The farm's one-mile of frontage along the Monocacy River makes stewardship of the soil and water resources especially important. We work hard to implement best management practices for improving the water quality of the Monocacy and Potomac Rivers, along with the Chesapeake Bay.