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

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.

09/06/2019

More Professional Development Days for AACPS Teachers

On Monday and Tuesday August 26th and 27th, a total of more than 140 teachers came to Goshen Farm for Professional Development
Speakers and topics included Kelly Mackall, Anne Arundel County Recycling and Waste Reduction Division, spoke about the new recycling regulations and other services provided by the Division; Bryan Gomes, ClearShark H2O, the first initiative of ClearShark Charitable Foundation, gave a talk entitled "Oysters 101;" Bob Nestruck, GFPS Garden Chair, spoke to gardening tips and to attendees on a tour of the Sharing Garden; Deanna Hamilton, Broadneck High School (BHS) Student Government Association, spoke about the Intention Bracelet Project; Jennifer Sweeney/Melissa Quigley, BHS Health and Physical Education Department, spoke about Mindfulness Strategies; Michelle Weisgerber, BHS Signature Program Facilitator, provided an overview of the Green School Program at BHS; Dean Cowherd, retired USDA, NRSC, Assistant State Soil Scientist, gave a presentation on the importance of soil health; Terry Brandon, GFPS member and coordinator of Hoop House activities spoke about the use of the Hoop House and the importance of pollinators; Roy Benner, GFPS Grounds Chair provided information about the GFPS Apiary, some new projects at Goshen Farm, like the recently completed Wildlife Pond, and the history of Goshen Farm; and Dick Arnold, GFPS member provided information on the life cycle of Monarch butterflies and their importance as pollinators.
The teachers were divided into groups of 8 or 9 individuals and attended ten specific sessions of about 18 minutes each.

09/03/2019

The Fall Open House is only eleven days away. See details under events and mark your calendars

Labor Day Weekend Kick OffAbout 250 Goshen Farm friends and families decided to start their holiday weekend with a conce...
09/03/2019

Labor Day Weekend Kick Off
About 250 Goshen Farm friends and families decided to start their holiday weekend with a concert. Another record crowd came to "the Farm" to listen to two great bands - 24 Karat and Dirk and the Truth. The concert was also "Membership Appreciation Night" and there was lots of fun, family things to do besides the music. Members got free cookies, discounted pricing on the marvelous pizza, and the kids go LED helicopter toys and glow in the dark necklaces and bracelets. The kids were also treated to a bubble station producing huge bubbles using Mrs. B's special formula. Thank you all for making this summer's concert series a resounding success. See you next summer!

If you missed this magical musical group at the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, this is your chance to catch their smooth...
08/28/2019

If you missed this magical musical group at the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, this is your chance to catch their smooth jazz and swing sounds. They are kind enough to play our Java & Jazz/Tea & Tunes event without charge and play the wine tasting for a fee even Goshen Farm can afford. They deserve our support.

Labor Day Sunday with the Perps

Summer's almost over and to help celebrate the Labor Day Weekend, Maryland's hardest working combo, the Jazz Perpetrators, will make their monthly appearance at the Blackwall Hitch in Annapolis this Sunday, September 1, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The Jazz Perpetrators will provide the musical backdrop for this very popular Sunday brunch, their "high spirits, low volume" approach creating just the right ambiance for a relaxed dining experience. As with all previous performances at the Hitch, this will be an all-instrumental appearance.

Wrap up your summer with a treat for both your stomach and your ears as you enjoy an exceptional buffet while relaxing to the smooth sounds the Perps are known for -- it's a twofer you won't want to miss.

Blackwall Hitch is located in Eastport, near the Annapolis city dock and just over the Spa Creek bridge at 400 Sixth Street. For more information on the Blackwall Hitch, please see their website: http://www.theblackwallhitch.com/

(photo by John Ebersole)

Another professional development day at Goshen Farm for about 100 AACPS teachers!
08/28/2019

Another professional development day at Goshen Farm for about 100 AACPS teachers!

More pics from our time with Broadneck High School's teachers for their In-service, Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center is truly a magical place...

It's official:  Goshen Farm received its Certification of Appreciation for the creation and maintenance of Monarch Wayst...
08/23/2019

It's official: Goshen Farm received its Certification of Appreciation for the creation and maintenance of Monarch Waystation Number 25434. MonarchWatch.org issued the Certification to Goshen Farm in recognition of "…(providing) milkweeds, nectar plants, and shelter for Monarchs throughout their annual cycle of reproduction and migration."

Monarch Watch is an international group dedicated to the conservation and the continuation of Monarch migration in North America.

GOSHEN FARM RECEIVES BAY WISE CERTIFICATIONOn August 15, 2019, representatives of the University of Maryland Extension B...
08/21/2019
UME Bay-Wise Program | University of Maryland Extension

GOSHEN FARM RECEIVES BAY WISE CERTIFICATION

On August 15, 2019, representatives of the University of Maryland Extension Bay Wise Program visited Goshen Farm. The program is a homeowner education program conducted by Maryland Master Gardeners in several counties. Becky and Roy Benner and Larry Jennings met with three Master Gardeners, Lisa Crafton, Pat Mitchell, and Denise Elliott who work with the Bay Wise Program. They did a walkabout the Farm, asked tons of questions. In response they were given loads of information about Goshen Farm, the GFPS members' interests, and the goals of GFPS. Their questions were designed to measure Goshen Farm's stewardship to the land and to the Chesapeake Bay.
After three grueling hours, they designated Goshen Farm as an official Bay-Wise site. The Master Gardeners Bay-Wise Program uses a Yardstick as a tool for determining a landowner's/property's contribution to a cleaner local waterway, a healthier Chesapeake Bay, and a sustainable environment. The goal for each application is to reach 36-inches and be deemed a steward of the Bay because of using environmentally-sound approaches. Goshen Farm reached 71-inches, the most that two of the Master Gardeners have experienced!
For more information about the program visit: https://extension.umd.edu/baywise

THANK YOU ALL!This may be a little late, but a big thank-you to all of the 80+ Goshen Farm supporters who attended our a...
08/21/2019

THANK YOU ALL!

This may be a little late, but a big thank-you to all of the 80+ Goshen Farm supporters who attended our annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction. We know you had a great time, because you told us! Thanks to the very generous bidders at the Silent Auction. You helped Goshen Farm raised over $2,600 in auction revenue and admission donations raised another $1,600. Of course, none of it would have been possible without the incredible support of Bella’s Liquors, which provided all of the wine and food. The silent auction could not have taken place without the generous support of businesses and individuals who provided items for the auction. Finally, thanks to Color Fire marketing for their creativity and support in marketing the event FB is not designed for listing the many supporters. A full list will appear in the next issue of the Caper and will soon be posted on our web site.

08/15/2019

GOT SOME BARE WALLS THAT NEED EYE APPEAL?
The Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction has exactly what you need! Three beautiful framed pictures: "Sunset at Beach series”, "Butterflies Series," and "Wild birds-series" donated by Dick Arnold.

08/13/2019

GOT JEWELRY YOU INHERITED OR BOUGHT A LONG TIME AGO?

Maybe it should be insured based on its value. Come to the Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction and bid on the jewelry appraisals donated by Mercado and Associates. While you are there, pick up something nice for a special person in your life.

08/12/2019

GOT SOME QUALITY TIME PLANNED WITH THE KIDS OR GRANDKIDS?

Good! Come to the Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction and bid on Pizza Hut gift certificates and then take the kids to Franklin’s Toys to use your $30.00 Gift Certificate and pick up your Wild Republic stuffed Raccoon Plush Toy.

08/11/2019

FALL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

So you are going to need something to deal with all those leave we have on the Broadneck. Come to the Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction and bid on that Stihl gas-powered leaf blower donated by Richard’s Tree Care. When you are done with that yardwork you may needs some relief. That can be addressed by both the massage gift certificate donated by Healing Hands Massage Therapy and the two 1.75 liter bottles (white & red) of J. Lohr wine donated by Port Tack Liquors. If you really need relief or plan to throw a party, there will be a very impressive basket of wine, glasses, and bar tools donated by a local liquor store that chooses to remain anonymous.

08/10/2019

GOIN’ DOWN THE OCEAN?

So come to the Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction and get ready for that late summer trip by bidding on an oil change and tire rotation donated by Cape Auto and a Freedom Full Service Carwash donated by the Great American Carwash.

08/09/2019

GOT A BIG EVENING COMING UP?

Good! Come to the Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction and bid on CHI Hair Products and a gift certificate donated by Cape Hair Scene and get your nails done with a gift certificate from Color Nails & Spa. To top it off, get neck band, pendant, and matching set of earrings in a crab motif that will make you the talk of the party. And for him, get that gift certificate from Hauk’s Menswear. Can’t hang out with a shabby dresser the way you will look!

DO YOU LIKE REALLY, REALLY FRESH FISH?Good! Come to the Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction and bid on a private f...
08/08/2019

DO YOU LIKE REALLY, REALLY FRESH FISH?

Good! Come to the Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction and bid on a private fishing charter for four with Capt. Frank Tuma donated by Downtime Charters. When you bring those fish home and cook them up, serve them on the beautiful four-person outdoor dining set you won at the auction and donated by Cape Ace Hardware. And if you need some side dishes, use your gift certificate from Graul's Marker!
Event details under our event section.

ARE YOU HUNGRY?Good! Come to the Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction and bid on gift certificates donated by these...
08/06/2019

ARE YOU HUNGRY?

Good! Come to the Goshen Farm Wine Tasting & Silent Auction and bid on gift certificates donated by these fine eateries:

Broadneck Cantina
River Bay Road House
The Blue Rooster
Soul Restaurant
Donnelly’s Dockside Seafood, Bar & Grill
O'Loughlin's Restaurant
Red, Hot & Blue
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Spizzico Italian Kitchen
Bay Hills Deli
Kentmorr Restaurant & Crab House
Cantler’s Riverside Inn (Maybe)

See our Events for details.

AND THE WINNER IS...Taira Sullivan😍.The winning ticket in the Goshen Farm annual kayak raffle was drawn at last Friday n...
07/30/2019

AND THE WINNER IS...Taira Sullivan😍.
The winning ticket in the Goshen Farm annual kayak raffle was drawn at last Friday night's Summer Acoustic Concert. Thanks to Hague Quality Water of Maryland and Richard's Tree Care who donated the money for the kayaks, the raffle netted almost $3,000 for support of Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center. Thanks, too, to all of you who purchased raffle tickets and your help in making this our most successful raffle ever.🥳

On Friday, July 26th almost 200 adults and children took the high ground at Goshen Farm to listen to the music of Tim Ku...
07/30/2019

On Friday, July 26th almost 200 adults and children took the high ground at Goshen Farm to listen to the music of Tim Kurtzburg and the Biondi Family Band. It was the second summer concert of this season. The warm, clear night with a gentle breeze made it perfect for hanging out and listening to some great music. The concerts are billed as family-friendly and based on the number of children, a lot of people agree. We want to give a huge thank-you to Scott Powers who created the concept and manages the summer concerts. The beautiful pictures posted yesterday are courtesy of John Ebersole, photographer extraordinaire. John and his camera have documented most of Goshen Farm's events over the last several years Thank you, John. Don't miss the next concert on August 9th, starting at 6:30.😍👍

The Biondi Family Band & Tim Kurtzburg
07/29/2019

The Biondi Family Band & Tim Kurtzburg

The Biondi Family Band & Tim Kurtzburg

06/08/2019

We received a suggestion that we create an event page for each concert in our Acoustic Summer Concert Series. What a great idea! That way we can give everyone a little additional information on the performers for each concert. We just updated the June 28, 2019 concert event page with some info about Michael Kelly. Check it out! We will have some information on Loose Ties shortly. Hope you all can make it.🥰👍

Spring Open House a Success Despite WeatherOn the morning of April 13, 2019, volunteers gathered under cloudy skies and ...
05/28/2019

Spring Open House a Success Despite Weather

On the morning of April 13, 2019, volunteers gathered under cloudy skies and a light drizzle to set up the Spring Open House. The weather forecast was for clearing skies by late morning. Yeah, like you want to take that to the bank! Since the Fall Open House was cancelled last year due to inclement weather, event chair, Rose Mary Stocker, and her band of volunteers decided to bite the bullet and proceed with set up. What a good decision! The skies did clear and about 300 friends and neighbors showed up to enjoy the Birds of Prey exhibit and the tours of various parts of Goshen Farm. Thank you all who braved the threat of the weather and we hope to see you all at the Fall Open House on September 14, 2019. Stay in touch for details on our website and follow us on Face Book.

Don’t forget our summer concert series kicks off on June 28th and visit our booth at the Cape St. Claire Strawberry Festival on June 1st.

Open House News!!!Enjoy “A Day on the Farm” committed to family fun, entertainment, history, and wonder and learn about ...
04/05/2019

Open House News!!!
Enjoy “A Day on the Farm” committed to family fun, entertainment, history, and wonder and learn about the history of Goshen Farm, the last Colonial-era farm on the Broadneck Peninsula. Get close and personal with wild birds of prey from 11am to 3pm. Naturalist Liz Smith shares stories of magnificent native raptors, answers questions, and discusses the importance of raptors in our environment.
There will also be the dedication of a White Oak tree in the Memorial Grove at 11:30 AM in memory of Orlando Ridout, IV. “Lanny” was an early, well-known, staunch, and vocal supporter for Goshen Farm.
Just added to the program! Come and listen to live music performed by Alison Thoms and Scott Powers and watch children re-enact life on the Farm in the 1700s, and participate in children’s Colonial games and activities.
Admission and parking are FREE.

IT'S BACK! The 2019 Annual Kayak Raffle is underway. Don't miss out on this opportunity to win two, that's right, two Sp...
04/03/2019

IT'S BACK!
The 2019 Annual Kayak Raffle is underway. Don't miss out on this opportunity to win two, that's right, two Spitfire 8 kayaks. Drawing to be held July 26, 2019 at the Acoustic Summer Concert and you do not have to be present to win!
Tickets can be purchased at our events, like the upcoming Open House on April 13th or online at www.goshenfarm.org
For information and to see past winners please visit our website

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