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.
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The Goshen Farm Preservation Society, Inc. (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. 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

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.

04/30/2020

Whoever said, "No news is good news," was sadly mistaken. In the case of Goshen Farm, no news is bad news, because nothing is going on. The cancellation of the Spring Open House will definitely have an impact on the Goshen Farm budget for this year. This is just a friendly reminder that there is a big nut to crack if Goshen Farm is to take full advantage of the $60,000 matching grant. In these dire financial times it is difficult to ask for funds from many of you, But if at all possible, please consider going to the Goshen Farm website and donating $5.00, $10.00 or any amount that fits your budget. Thank you. https://goshenfarm.org/

The day before our canceled Open House, we met to recognize the new (and first) of several road signs that are being dis...
04/29/2020

The day before our canceled Open House, we met to recognize the new (and first) of several road signs that are being displayed to mark historic properties in AA County.

Shown here (L to R) are Roy Benner, Grounds Chair, Lou Biondi, President, Jane Cox, Chief, Cultural Resources Division AA County Planning & Zoning, and Barbara Morgan, Communications/Kayak Chair (Founding President)

04/22/2020

Happy Earth day!

04/14/2020

As you may have read, Goshen was awarded a matching grant (see previous post). Sales from our Kayak Raffle ticket will go towards this matching grant and you might win 2 Emotion Spitfire Kayaks. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased on our website. Help double our money! Thanks so much!

04/07/2020

For those of you who are not on the GF email list:

Dear Goshen Members and Friends,

In the middle of the crisis that has consumed a lot of our attention, the Goshen Farm Preservation Society has received some fantastic news. On March 18, 2020, we received an email from Senator Ed Reilly notifying the Society that it had been awarded a $60,000 matching grant under the Maryland General Assembly Legislative Bond Initiative.

Under this initiative, Senators and Delegates are allowed to submit capital project requests on behalf of non-profit organizations within their districts. The Society reached out to Senator Reilly, a long-time and ardent supporter of the Society’s work, with a request to sponsor a bill on behalf of the Society. He agreed. We also needed a sponsor on the House of Delegates side of the Assembly so the Society reached out to Delegate Heather Bagnall, also a long-time supporter of Goshen Farm. Delegate Bagnall grew up in the Cape and went to Broadneck High School.

Thanks to their bi-partisan support and a lot of coaching and hand-holding, the Society navigated the two hearings before the county’s General Assembly Delegation and the Joint Committee on Appropriations. The Society cannot thank these two committed and effective public servants
enough.

Now comes the task of raising the matching funds so the Goshen Farm House can be stabilized and restored. The Society understands the financial and emotional stress all of its members and friends are facing. That is why we humbly ask for your help to invest in the future of the Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center. Please consider donating. If you are not able to, please share, like our page and help us spread the word!

Whatever we can donate will be matched by State funds. Our goal is to get the full $60K so we need to raise that much. Please help our efforts by clicking below.

We appreciate your help,
All of Us at Goshen

03/31/2020

Due to the Governor’s Executive Order, the Spring Open House, scheduled for April 25th has been cancelled. We hope everyone stays healthy and that we see you in the Fall.

03/26/2020

Anyone know Cathy Housewright? Her credit card was found at the farm. Please contact me. Thank you

You know what’s great for social distancing? Getting out in your new Kayak! The Annual Kayak Raffle is underway! Tickets...
03/15/2020
The Goshen Farm Preservation Society - Goshen Farm Preservation Society

You know what’s great for social distancing? Getting out in your new Kayak! The Annual Kayak Raffle is underway! Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased online! The prize includes two Emotion Spitfire Kayaks and paddles ($600 value) and all proceeds go to the maintenance of the historic farmhouse and 22 acres. The drawing will be held at one of our July concerts and you do not have to be present to win. See the concert line up on www.goshenfarm.org.

The Goshen Farm Preservation Society is dedicated to safeguarding and restoring the historic Goshen Farm in Anne Arundel County.

03/13/2020

The Maryland Day event planners are now cancelling all events. We are cancelling the Unveiling Ceremony that was scheduled for March 21st. We hope that life resumes as normal by April 25th for our Open House and hope to hold the unveiling at that time. Please stay well!

03/12/2020

Regarding our Unveiling Ceremony on March 21st

As of today, Maryland Day organizers are not canceling any events due to the Coronavirus, but they are closely watching the situation and will adjust our plans and recommendations based upon any new information provided by government officials.

Reasonable advice is that people who are sick should stay home and that everyone else should wash their hands thoroughly and frequently, avoid touching their faces without first washing their hands, and be mindful of what and whom can be touched in public situations.

Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center's cover photo
03/10/2020

Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center's cover photo

03/08/2020

Thank you to all that came out to hear the Jazz Perpetrators in support of Goshen Farm. We had a GREAT turn out! Thanks to our sponsors; Cape Ace, Graul’s, Connect Electric, Delmarva Financial, Mona Lacovey and a last minute contribution by Pizza Hut! We appreciate you!!

03/07/2020

Hope to see you all tomorrow at Java and Jazz......3-5 pm at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse!

02/14/2020

March 21st at 3 pm Save the Date! Goshen Farm is getting a little love from the County.... Stay tuned for more information, or visit our website at www.goshenfarm.org.

02/12/2020

The Goshen Farm Board of Directors will be postponing the monthly meeting from 2/19/2020 to 2/26/2020.

The GFPS Board invites and encourages you to attend the Board of Education meeting on Feb.19th at 7 pm at 2644 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401. The Board of Education will be discussing budget amendments which may effect Goshen Farm.

01/13/2020

Goshen Farm Preservation Society Annual Membership Meeting this Wednesday, January 15 at 7:30 PM in the Cox Meeting Room in the CSCIA Clubhouse. All Members should have received a notice and an electronic ballot. If you cannot attend, and we hope you all can, please submit your ballot by 5:00 pm today. We have seven nominees for the Board of Directors, a by-laws change, and a budget to be voted on. To paraphrase the Washington Post, Organizations die in apathy.

The Official Band of Goshen Farm will be at a great venue tomorrow. Please come by is you can. The Perps have been a goo...
10/25/2019

The Official Band of Goshen Farm will be at a great venue tomorrow. Please come by is you can. The Perps have been a good friend of Goshen Farm for many years and their music is GREAT!

Perps Back for Final Weekend of Homestead Gardens Fall Festival

This coming Saturday, October 26, marks the second performance of the Jazz Perpetrators at this year's Homestead Gardens Fall Festival. The Festival was rained out last weekend, but we're all hoping the weather holds out for the event's final weekend so the Perps can swing-a-ding-ding one more time for all the 2- and 4-legged attendees. And by the way, 2019 marks the fourth year that the Perps have had the pleasure to perform at this popular event.

In addition to the band's featured outdoor performance (noon-4pm), the festival will also include lots of family activities such as hay rides, pony rides, carnival games, a corn maze and a pumpkin patch (plus a beer garden near the bandstand for the grownups). Visitors can also get up close and personal with our barnyard friends, including goats, alpacas, ducks and chickens.

The annual event is held next to the store's location at 743 West Central Avenue in Davidsonville, just south of Annapolis, so stop on by for your last chance to catch the Perps doing their thing in the great outdoors -- it's guaranteed to be a blast!

FALL OPEN HOUSE DRAWS 250 VISITORSThe weather was perfect, the exhibits were fascinating, the special pulled pork sold o...
09/19/2019

FALL OPEN HOUSE DRAWS 250 VISITORS
The weather was perfect, the exhibits were fascinating, the special pulled pork sold out quickly, and several other organizations participated in our Fall Open House providing important information about the environment and agriculture. Thanks to all of our friends and neighbors who came out and enjoyed Family Day at Goshen Farm.
Enjoy the pictures!

09/08/2019

Wildlife Pond Completed

Roy Benner, Goshen Farm Grounds Chair, had an idea back in 2015. Wouldn’t it be great if the little pond that sits to the south of the Goshen Farm House could be restored to how it was depicted in some old pictures? The pond where the Radoff’s dogs played and chased geese in the spring and fall.

Over the last four years Roy has made that idea a reality. During last several weeks, Roy put the finishing touches on the project. He fine graded all the disturbed soil surfaces in preparation for the final steps which included applying lime to the soil, fertilizing the soil, seeding the disturbed areas with a mixture of four different grasses, and applying straw and mulch all areas. This in itself was a huge job that Roy tackled single handedly. The completion date was August 31, 2019. On September 4, 2019 the AASCD came out and re-surveyed the pond for a final review of the project and the line drawings of the Roof Drainage and Pond Project.

AASCD final approval is pending as of September 8, 2019.

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1420 Cape St Claire Rd
Annapolis, MD
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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?
Is there a contact person who is in charge of the bees at the farm?
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.
Mr. Scarecrow