Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center

Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center The Goshen Farm Preservation Society, Inc. was established in 2006 to safeguard and restore the historic Goshen Farm. (GFPS) was established in 2006 to safeguard and restore the historic Goshen Farm and its surrounding property for residents of the Broadneck Peninsula and Anne Arundel County.
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Goshen farm is owned by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education (BoE). The Vision of the Goshen Farm Preservation Society is to restore Goshen Farm as an historical and educational center.

Mission: The mission of the Goshen Farm Preservation Society is to oversee and coordinate the restoration of the Goshen Farm and its continued development

Operating as usual

01/10/2021

Announcement!
The GFPS Annual meeting date has been rescheduled to January 27th (from Jan 20th) and will be virtual. An email will go out soon with more information to paid members.

12/28/2020

We want to send a big thank you out to all of you that purchased take out from Galway Bay on Dec. 19th! 55 dinners were purchased to benefit Goshen Farm! A big thank you also to Galway Bay Restaurant for partnering with us for this fundraiser.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Goshen Farm!
12/25/2020

Happy Holidays from all of us at Goshen Farm!

12/16/2020

EDITED: please call the restaurant directly for their menu as it changes daily. The menu shown was a sample. Thank you!!

Goshen Farm Preservation Society will be the featured charity at Galway Bay on Saturday, December 19th. Order a take out meal, supporting a local business, and help Goshen Farm at the same time!

Buy a meal for $25 and $10 gets donated to Goshen Farm Preservation Society. Please share this email with friends and family!

The Irish Restaurant Company has be a sponsor the Goshen Farm's Fall Harvest Pasta Dinner for years, providing everything but the sauce and meatballs. Please make this a win/win/ for them, for you and for Goshen Farm. Please share and like this post to help us get maximum participations.

Place orders at https://webordering.rmwservices.com/v19.0.WebUI/(S(e0jhoy02vxpqvpg1pgmo13vj))/login.aspx

Goshen Farm Preservation Society will be the featured charity at Galway Bay on Saturday, December 19th.  Order a take ou...
12/15/2020
FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES

Goshen Farm Preservation Society will be the featured charity at Galway Bay on Saturday, December 19th. Order a take out meal, supporting a local business, and help Goshen Farm at the same time!

Fundraiser menus can be found in the attached link. (scroll down for Galway’s – it’s the second one). Buy a meal for $25 and $10 gets donated the GFPS. Please Share this post with friends and family!

https://irishrestaurantcompany.com/we-care/fundraising-opportunities

Our fundraising dinners are a wonderful way to share great food and fun while bringing neighbors together in support of your cause. Dinners are $25 per person and $10 from each charity dinner purchased is donated directly to the charity. Menus vary from location to location. Scroll through the o.....

11/30/2020
Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday.....keep Goshen Farm in mind if you are feeling generous 😊

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! If you are so inclined Goshen Farm is a registered 501(c)3 Non profit organization!

Donations can be made through our website www.Goshenfarm.org or by mailing a check made Payable to GFPS to 1223 River Bay Rd Annapolis, MD 21409. If you would like, you can indicate it to go towards the Matching Grant by writing that in the notes. Thank you!!

11/30/2020
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Just a reminder that tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! If you are so inclined Goshen Farm is a registered 501(c)3 Non profit organization!

Donations can be made through our website www.Goshenfarm.org or by mailing a check made Payable to GFPS to 1223 River Bay Rd Annapolis, MD 21409. If you would like, you can indicate it to go towards the Matching Grant by writing that in the notes. Thank you!!

Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy holiday 🦃
11/26/2020

Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy holiday 🦃

From a Goshen Farm Halloween Ball from long ago......Wishing you a safe and happy Halloween!
10/31/2020

From a Goshen Farm Halloween Ball from long ago......Wishing you a safe and happy Halloween!

This morning we dedicated a tree in our Memorial Grove to David Merson  Anita Merson as one the past residents of the fa...
10/03/2020

This morning we dedicated a tree in our Memorial Grove to David Merson Anita Merson as one the past residents of the farm and a caretaker. RIP Dave, you will be missed.

Volunteers Needed ....... https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0445AAAD2EA7F94-plantingGoshen Farm has a new pond this yea...
10/03/2020

Volunteers Needed ....... https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0445AAAD2EA7F94-planting

Goshen Farm has a new pond this year and it’s already attracted several species of frogs and toads as well as a large variety of dragonflies this summer. We now have a large number of native plants ready for planting along the banks to develop wildlife habitat and catch any runoff before it reaches the pond. We will be planting a wide variety of pollinator plants as well as special native host plants for selective butterflies and moths to lay their eggs where their caterpillars will eat the leaves.

Please help us get these planted by signing up in one or more of the planting slots on the Signup Genius link above and below. Once you register for the Signup Genius, you’ll be able to just click the dates that work for you. We’re able to install these plants in 20’ sections of the bank and keep socially distant. If you’ll be able to bring household members to plant with you, please enter them in the Comments section of the Planting Slot you have selected. It is safest to bring your own tools, but we do have them available if needed.

If you have any questions. Email [email protected]

Grants have been given by Unity Gardens, Cape Conservation Corps and the CSC Garden Club to procure these plants for our community benefit and appreciation for their generosity.
Here’s the link to Signup Genius to pick times you will be able to help add this wildlife habitat to the Pond at Goshen Farm and to improve the Cape environment as well.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0445AAAD2EA7F94-planting

Our dear friends and supporters at the Magothy River Association sent us an email with the attached video. PLEASE WATCH ...
10/01/2020
Environment Impact of Development

Our dear friends and supporters at the Magothy River Association sent us an email with the attached video. PLEASE WATCH IT! Then, as Paul requested, get on your computer and get those emails out to our elected representatives. Our County Executive ran on a platform of controlling development and making development a damage-neutral occurrence when it comes to the environment. The residents along Cattail Creek deserve our support. They are in a similar situation to those who live on the Little Magothy who have to pay to dredge the river every several years due to past mismanagement of the areas watershed. https://youtu.be/74VP65Kppb0

We are saddened,  once again, to announce our last event of the year has been cancelled. Our Annual Harvest Spaghetti Di...
09/21/2020
Galway Bay Irish Restaurant Annapolis MD

We are saddened, once again, to announce our last event of the year has been cancelled. Our Annual Harvest Spaghetti Dinner, typically held in October, won’t happen this year due to continued Covid 19 restrictions. For the last few years Galway Bay Irish Pub has donated pasta, salad fixings and rolls, making our fundraiser a huge success! Without their support we could not provide the nutritious, organic meal at a very low cost. All proceeds go to the care and maintenance of the Farm and property.

Please remember Galway Bay for your next night out or order take out!

https://www.galwaybaymd.com/

And tell them Goshen Farm sent you!

09/11/2020

Unfortunately we had to cancel our Fall Open House that was scheduled for tomorrow.

We hope to see you next year!

Please contact Larry at larryjennings@comcast.net if you are interested in Oysters and Softshell Crabs for #LaborDayWeek...
09/01/2020

Please contact Larry at [email protected] if you are interested in Oysters and Softshell Crabs for #LaborDayWeekend

Maryland’s oyster growers are still having great difficulty selling oysters and softshell crabs as restaurants have reduced menus and capacity. Larry is helping both an oyster grower and oyster lovers for this holiday weekend. Honga Oyster will get a boost in income that will help them to start next year’s crop.

They have consistently excellent oysters for our CCA banquets as well as donated oysters to benefit Goshen Farm. Please help by ordering any of the following:

+ $25 per bag of 50 oysters (no limit)
+ 12 count bags of individually wrapped, cleaned and frozen softshell crabs They are mixed “jumbos & “prime” at $38.00/dozens.

All will be for pickup at Larry's driveway in Cape Saint Claire on Friday, September 4 @ 10 am - noon or 4 pm - 5:30pm.

Email your order or questions to [email protected]. The deadline for orders is noon on Thursday, September 3.

You are welcome to invite your friends and family to order some as well. Thanks for your help and enjoy some great oysters and softshell crabs this holiday weekend. Details for pickup and handling will be confirmed for your order quickly.

08/23/2020
Phantom Wine Tasting & Raffle

Big thank you again to the The Jazz Perpetrators for performing and our event sponsors: Bellas Liquors, Cape Ace Hardware, Richard's Tree Care, Matthew's Hauling and an annonymous donor.

The Goshen Farm Preservation Society is please to announce yesterday's raffle winners for those who could not join us vi...
08/23/2020

The Goshen Farm Preservation Society is please to announce yesterday's raffle winners for those who could not join us virtually.

Glen McCarty won the trash removal donated by Mathew's Hauling and the Crate of Wine donated anonymously.

Bill Aucoin won the Stihl Leaf Blower donated by Richard's Tree Care and the Yeti Cooler donated by Cape Ace Hardware

Dan and Jeane Tester won the Kick Back Sippin' Time liquor assortment donated by Bella's Liquors

Britt Griswold won the Wine Lovers Assortment also donated by Bella's Liquors.

We want to thank the event sponsors who donated raffle items and the friends and neighbors who bought tickets and helped the Society earn just over $3,000 from this non-event.

Bless you all.

Don't miss out on our upcoming raffle! There are some great prizes (more than you see below!) that have been donated to ...
08/12/2020

Don't miss out on our upcoming raffle! There are some great prizes (more than you see below!) that have been donated to help Goshen Farm. Make sure to get your tickets on our website: https://goshenfarm.org/events/wine-tasting-fundraiser/

Thank you to Cape Ace Hardware, Richard's Tree Care, Bellas Liquors, and Matthew's Hauling for donating the raffle items!

Cape Conservation Corps is holding its annual Fall Native Plant Fest & Sale on September 26, 9 AM to 12 PM on the field ...
08/08/2020

Cape Conservation Corps is holding its annual Fall Native Plant Fest & Sale on September 26, 9 AM to 12 PM on the field behind the Cape St Claire Clubhouse (1223 River Bay Rd Annapolis MD 21409). Hundreds of native plants will be available at extremely low prices. Grasses, ground-covers, flowering plants, pollinators-friendly plants for our bees and butterflies, and more. Please support this vital and creative conservation organization that makes life in the Cape better and more enjoyable.

07/15/2020

16 oz spun honey is almost gone. Still have 9 oz spun, 9 oz raw and 16 oz raw left.....it’s going fast!

Honey for Sale! 🍯

We harvested honey a few weeks ago from the hives that are kept at Goshen Farm in Cape St Claire, MD. The honey is now bottled up and available for sale. Proceeds beyond what is used to maintain the hives is donated to Goshen Farm Preservation Society. We have 9oz and 16 oz jars of honey and 9oz and 16 oz jars of (spun/creamed) honey still available.
9oz jars - $10
16oz jars - $15
If you want some please respond with what you would like and Venmo me at Erik-Wallace-5 or I can do cash @ pickup/drop off. I will deliver honey to the Annapolis area or you can drop by my home and pickup (PM me for the address). We will start delivering on Friday (7/17) or early next week (waiting on final honey labels).

Thanks,

Erik Wallace
443-223-6230 (m)

07/13/2020
Goshen Farm (short version)

Learn more about Goshen Farm and what we are trying to preserve in this new video. Thank you to Charles Germain for creating this! #capestclaire #MarylandHistory #livinglegacy

07/10/2020
Picking the Kayak raffle winner

The winner of the 2 Emotion Spitfire Kayaks....... Dirk Schwenk! Congratulations! And thank you to Hague Quality Water and Richard's Tree Care for donating the kayaks!

07/03/2020

Due to the continued Covid restrictions we are unfortunately cancelling the July 10th concert. We will still draw the Kayak raffle winner and post a video to the Goshen Farm page. Hopefully we can hold the next scheduled concert on 7/24th....stay tuned!

We sold all the🎟 Kayak Raffle Tickets! Thank you everyone for your support. A special thank you to Richard's Tree Care a...
06/26/2020

We sold all the🎟 Kayak Raffle Tickets! Thank you everyone for your support. A special thank you to Richard's Tree Care and Hague Quality Water of Maryland for sponsoring this year's raffle. Their generosity means that the ticket sales can be directly donated to support the Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center. We will be announcing the winner in July. Please make sure to follow our Summer Concert Series Events and sign up for our monthly newsletter for updates. Links provided below.

🎼 Summer Concert Events: https://bit.ly/31w4kP9
📧 Newsletter Sign-up: https://bit.ly/3dD172z

Just a few great photos while walking around Goshen Farm. 📸  Jennifer Crews Carey
06/23/2020

Just a few great photos while walking around Goshen Farm.

📸 Jennifer Crews Carey

06/14/2020

We are down to just 51 Raffle tickets to win 2 Emotion Kayaks and paddles! Tickets can be purchased on our website and will be emailed to you. $5 each! Drawing will hopefully be at the July 10th concert. Get yours while they’re hot!

06/09/2020

Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic and rules regarding crowds, we are cancelling our first concert of the season which was to be held on June 19th.

Our next show is scheduled for July 10th. Let’s cross our fingers that we can cautiously proceed with that show and pick our Kayak winner! We will post on June 29th with that determination. Stay well and we hope to see you at the Farm!

OYSTERS! I received the following email from Larry Jennings and asked if it was OK to pass on the information. Larry is ...
05/16/2020

OYSTERS! I received the following email from Larry Jennings and asked if it was OK to pass on the information. Larry is a Goshen Farm Member who helped design the Pollinator Garden & Monarch Way Station and is working on native species planting for around the Wildlife Pond. His regular job is serving as a lobbyist for several organizations promoting aquaculture, sustainable oyster seeding and harvesting, and sustainable fishing practices. Larry’s email is [email protected].
Our oyster growers have been devastated by the shutdown of restaurants and oyster bars during these crazy times. To help you reconnect with some great fresh seafood for the holiday weekend, I am working with the Honga Oyster Co., the same people we've had at Goshen events, to help you put some super oysters on the table for your family. We will have bags of 50 large oysters for $25 with no limit. Let your friends and family know they’re welcome to join in. Your oysters will keep fine for over a week in your refrigerator.
We have worked out safe handling procedures and will follow them completely. I will have driveway pickup times in cape St. Claire on Friday, May 22 from 10am to Noon and 4 to 5:30pm. If needed, I can deliver midday Friday or Saturday morning. You should put your oysters into your ice chest unless you’re close and going straight home. Exact change cash or check for payment.
My order must be final by Wednesday, May 20th at noon.
We know some great oysters will bring smiles to your holiday weekend and the fine people at the Honga Oyster Co. will certainly appreciate your support. Please reply via email.
Thanks
Larry
End note: If you are not handy at shucking oyster, you can place the oysters on the hot grill until they pop, about 2 minutes. Carefully remove the top shells (BBQ gloves make this much easier; a thick kitchen towel is a good substitute). Spoon some sauce over top of each oyster and serve. There are plenty of good sauce recipes on the Food Network.

Richard's Tree Care! In our continuing review of Goshen Farm Corporate Sponsors, this week we would like to introduce yo...
05/12/2020

Richard's Tree Care! In our continuing review of Goshen Farm Corporate Sponsors, this week we would like to introduce you to Richard’s Tree Care. Richard’s Tree Care is locally owned and operated and has been your local partner for tree and plant health care since its founding in 1969. Their goal is to help you maintain the beauty, health, and well-being of your valuable trees and grounds.
Richard’s has been taking care of Goshen Farm’s tree issues for years and years. When a huge Maple tree branch came crashing through the roof of the Goshen Farm House in 2014, they were there the next morning to remove it and cover the damage with a tarp so that repairs could begin immediately. They eventually took down the entire tree to keep it from doing more damage and later removed a second Maple tree that appeared likely to create more damage in future storms. They have removed trees that threatened the driveway up to the Goshen Farm House and have kept Goshen Farm in wood chips over the years.
Recently, on behalf of Goshen Farm, they contacted BGE and had some trees threatening the power lines that serve Goshen Farm removed.
As if all of this was not enough, Richard’s has been a co-sponsor of the Goshen Farm Kayak Raffle for the last two years, donating half the cost of the kayaks.
If you need quality tree care, contact the at https://www.richardstreecare.com/

Corporate SponsorsDid you know that the Goshen Farm Preservation Society, Inc. has several Corporate Sponsors? If not, w...
04/30/2020

Corporate Sponsors
Did you know that the Goshen Farm Preservation Society, Inc. has several Corporate Sponsors? If not, we apologize to both them and you. We do recognize our Corporate Sponsors at our events and on our website, but in these difficult times they deserve a special shout out. So every week we'll tell you about one of these outstanding and generous organizations.
We'll start with Color Fire Digital Marketing. Color Fire creates and supports our Mail Chimp Campaigns, supports and updates our web site, and provides marketing advice. So we give a big thank you to Shannon Beauchamp Lepthien,
Director of Marketing & Operations, who make it all happen. Please keep them in mind if you need digital marketing services with a creative (and effective) flair.

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There is something magical about a carefully and thoughtfully place bench. 💕
https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.crewscarey/videos/10222035681904092/?d=n Java and Jazz. Free community event. Beer,wine and speciality coffee. Lite fare being served. Come support Goshen farm. Kayak raffle being sold and memberships.
Happy New Year 2020, Goshen Farm! You have seen many years come and go. We hope 2020 will be a great year for Goshen Farm Preservation Society!
a few pictures from todays open house
The Kayak raffle is in full swing! Get your tickets online or at our booth at the Strawberry Festival!
Our monarch caterpillar population has been eating like crazy and almost denuding the over 75 common milkweed plants in the new pollinator garden. Serious issues for the butterfly weed, asclepias tuberosa, that were just starting to do well also. On a positive note, the swamp milkweed (incarnata) where the first caterpillars hatched out, had many leafless stems that are now regenerating new growth well. I just transferred 20 monarch caterpillars from the garden beds onto common milkweed plants growing around the old silo base downhill so that they had plenty of leaves available for their ravenous appetites. Hopefully, the bare stems in the pollinator garden will be able to regenerate new leaves to grow and store energy for the coming winter and an even greater population of caterpillars next year. The open house is coming up on the 15th so plan to come by and take a look at this new Pollinator Garden and Monarch Waystation both for ideas to add to your beds or just enjoy the flowers and butterflies already coming for the nectar and host plants starting here. I'll be in the garden from 10am - 4pm during the open house. You will find it behind the farmhouse toward the elementary school in the distance. Admission is free.
Remind you of anything? :)
Hello, I'm interested in the tributaries of the Magothy River. Does Goshen Farm connect to the Magothy? thank you
What are the dates for the Summer Accoustic series?
I hope to see members of Goshen Farm Preservation Society at our Annual Membership Meeting on January 17 at 7:30 at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse, 1223 River Bay Road. The GFPS Board will be looking forward to 2018 and what we hope to accomplish. Your input is important to us!
Hi, I've been working on an AP Environmental Science project where I'm researching honey bees in Maryland and I was wondering if someone who is knowledgeable could give some insight on some of the causes and effects of the decreasing bee population, some good resources I could research, and maybe a possible solution you think work.