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.

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

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 ab...
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

You've seen them at Java & Jazz/Tea & Tunes, you've seen them at our Wine Tastings/Silent Auctions. Come see them in a d...
03/26/2019

You've seen them at Java & Jazz/Tea & Tunes, you've seen them at our Wine Tastings/Silent Auctions. Come see them in a different venue, a beautiful waterside venue. The 31st of the month (this coming Sunday) the Jazz Perpetrators, long time supporters of Goshen Farm, will be back again by popular demand at Pirates Cove, located on the waterside at 4817 Riverside Drive in Galesville. Both the Perps and the Cove’s patrons had too much fun at the band’s debut there last month and this next gig promises to be just as much fun, if not more. By the way, Pirates Cove is owned by the Irish Restaurant Company, the group that sponsors our Annual Harvest Dinner.

We just entered Spring and Summer is not far off. With the start of summer comes the Summer Acoustic Concert Series. Fir...
03/22/2019

We just entered Spring and Summer is not far off. With the start of summer comes the Summer Acoustic Concert Series. First up on June 28th are Loose Ties at 6:30 and Michael Kelly at 7:40. All concerts are free and held at Goshen Farm, 1420 Cape St. Claire Road. Follow us on Face Book or visit www.goshenfarm.org for more information on upcoming concerts.

03/14/2019

A huge "thank you" to the hundred people who attended Java & Jazz/Tea & Tunes. What an incredible two hours of fun, great music, great food and treats, and Stephen's "special coffees." The generosity of our event sponsors and the attendees made it a very special event. Thank you Cape Ace Hardware, Graul's Market, Connect Electrical Services, Delmarva Financial Group, Hague Quality Water, Hawk Marketing, Mona LaCovey, Realtor, and CNR/First Insurance. We cannot say how much your support is appreciated. You are all part of local history. Special thanks to the Jazz Perpetrators for donating their significant talents. Come see them at Pirates Cove on March 31st.

03/10/2019

Java & Jazz/Tea & Tunes - Doors open in an hour! Don't miss this chance to hear the marvelous Jazz Perpetrators.

If you don't set your clocks ahead one hour tonight, you will be late! Doors open at 3:00 PM tomorrow for Sunday's bigge...
03/09/2019

If you don't set your clocks ahead one hour tonight, you will be late! Doors open at 3:00 PM tomorrow for Sunday's biggest entertainment event on the Broadneck - Java & Jazz/Tea & Tunes. Music, food, coffee, tea...all for free. Please join us for two fun hours and bring family, friends, and the kids. They will love it.

02/04/2019

OK, what will you do the Sunday after the Super Bowl. Something more exciting than the game, we hope. Suggestion. Come see The Jazz Perpetrators at Pirates Cove. The Perps will be making their debut at Pirates Cove Restaurant and Dock Bar in lovely historic Galesville (4817 Riverside Drive). It's an afternoon of perpetratin' on the West River. Come on out and join us, have a late lunch/early dinner/mid-day snack (or all three) while enjoying our high spirits + low volume sound. We look forward to seeing you there! (Oh, the date is Sunday, February 10th by the way, and we'll be doing our thing from 3 to 7 pm. Consider it a preview to seeing them at our Java & Jazz/Tea & Tunes event on March 10th.

10/17/2018

Fall Harvest Pasta Dinner Gets Rave Reviews!

Our Goshen Farm Preservation Society Annual Harvest Pasta Dinner, held on Saturday, October 13th, was a smashing success! The event was once again held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Arnold, and was one of the best attended events in the seven year history of the dinner. With the great support of our community, we sold over 130 dinners! Dinner included penne pasta with homemade spaghetti sauce, made by the gardeners from organically grown tomatoes from our Sharing Garden. Homemade and handmade Italian meatballs, salad and rolls accompanied the pasta. Our gardeners and GFPS members also made many delicious desserts.

We would like to thank the Irish Restaurant Company, owners of Galway Bay in Annapolis, Brian Boru’s in Severna Park, Killarney House in Davidsonville, and Pirates Cove in Galesville, for their generous support of our efforts at Goshen Farm! For the third year in a row they have donated all the pasta, salad, salad dressing, cheese and rolls. Their generosity makes this one of our most successful fundraisers, which goes a long way to helping us preserve a local treasure. On behalf of the Board of Directors of Goshen Farm, I would like to thank everyone who helped make our Annual Pasta Harvest Dinner such a great success!

09/10/2018

Open House cancellation.
We just can't seem to catch a break with the weather this year. Multiple concert cancellations and now the Open House. With the predicted heavy rain ☔ later this week, we believe our parking area will not be useable. Even if the rain stops by Saturday, guests are likely to get stuck in the mud as they did several years ago. There is no rain date. Hope to see you all at the Harvest Pasta Dinner in October.

09/07/2018

The following email was sent to everyone on our Mail Chimp list. Several people who received the email suggested that we post in on our Face Book page and on I Live in Cape St. Claire Face Book page. Since the original email went out, we have heard of several more incidents where unleashed dogs created fear and concern. Please read because this is serious.

Suppose you are at Goshen Farm and you are sitting at a picnic table with your family. Maybe you are strolling through a field with your young child. You suddenly see a dog, size does not matter, charging at you. You have no idea if the dog will stop, roll over, and want you to rub its belly or if the dog will viciously attack you or your family. No one visiting Goshen Farm should ever face a moment of terror because of a thoughtless pet owner.

You may know your dog and its temperament, but others do not. You may think it is OK to have your dog run “at large," a term of law under the Anne Arundel County Code, but it is not. Dogs in any public places in the county must be on a leash except under very specific circumstance spelled out in the code. See § 12-4-905. Animals running at large prohibited.

The Board of Directors wants to make it perfectly clear that members and their dogs are welcome at Goshen Farm. However, the dogs must be on a leash and you must clean up after your dog. Please do not force the Board to take actions that will penalize other, more caring and thoughtful pet owners because of your disregard of the law.

Goshen Farm Board of Directors.

It is a real bummer to have to write this post, but we are cancelling tonight's concert.  Scott and I looked at three di...
09/07/2018
The Weather Channel

It is a real bummer to have to write this post, but we are cancelling tonight's concert. Scott and I looked at three different weather forecasts and while different in timing, they all call for a significant chance of thunderstorms this evening. In the interest of guest safety and in protecting the expensive and vulnerable sound equipment, we decided to cancel. This concert will not be rescheduled because we have no open dates until late October. Next concert is September 28th with Allison Thoms Band and Tim Kurtzberg. Pray for good weather. Hope to see you all next Saturday at the Open House.😊

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09/03/2018

The following was posted by our own Larry Jennings, master gardener and designer of the Pollinator Garden & Monarch Way Station. For some reason it did not show up on the GF Face Book page so here it is again.

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.

Don't miss the last two Goshen Farm Summer Acoustic Concerts!
09/02/2018

Don't miss the last two Goshen Farm Summer Acoustic Concerts!

Thank you, Bella's Liquors for sponsoring the event! Everyone had a great time thanks to your generosity
09/01/2018

Thank you, Bella's Liquors for sponsoring the event! Everyone had a great time thanks to your generosity

Our good friends and ardent Goshen Farm supporters at the Kent Island Federation of the Arts are having a special event ...
08/31/2018

Our good friends and ardent Goshen Farm supporters at the Kent Island Federation of the Arts are having a special event and fundraiser on September 8, 2018 at the Art House located at 405 Main Street in Stevensville. After you've spent an evening enjoying the music at Goshen Farm's Summer Concert on September 7th, join us for some more fun music, art, and culture. Hope to see you there!

More concert pics! Thanks to John Ebersole who has photo-documented many of the Goshen Farm events. Thanks for keeping t...
08/30/2018

More concert pics! Thanks to John Ebersole who has photo-documented many of the Goshen Farm events. Thanks for keeping the memories alive, John.

08/26/2018

Summer Music Concert Has Record Attendance!
Last Friday's concert, which was also Member Appreciation Night, set a record for concert attendance. 150 members, friends, and neighbors showed up to hear Diana Marino from NY, the Biondi Family Band, Dirk and the Truth. The music was terrific, the pizza sold out, and the good times just kept on rolling. Thank you all for a very successful night and thanks to our producer, Scott Powers.

08/26/2018

More Wine Tasting Pictures!
Thank you John Maggio, Hawk Marketing for taking some wonderful pictures of the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction. There are a lot more pictures soon on our website. Check it out and see if you were caught on Candid Camera.

Thank you, Bella's Liquors for sponsoring the event! Everyone had a great time thanks to your generosity
08/26/2018

Thank you, Bella's Liquors for sponsoring the event! Everyone had a great time thanks to your generosity

The Wine Tasting & Silent Auction was a huge success!Thanks to almost 90 friends and neighbors and the cooperation of th...
08/20/2018

The Wine Tasting & Silent Auction was a huge success!
Thanks to almost 90 friends and neighbors and the cooperation of the weather, the Wine Tasting was a great event. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Val Sullivan for providing the venue, the wine, and the food for this event. Once again Val engaged Art and George Lewis who did a wonderful job catering. She and her father, the recently deceased C.G. Smith, have been pillars of the community and beloved friends of Goshen Farm.

We also want to thank all of the businesses and individuals who contributed to our Silent Auction. (The full list of donors and donated items is on our website.) Thanks to their generosity and support, the auction raised almost $2,000 and the overall event raised close to $4,000.
We would also like to thank the volunteers who set up, manned the event, and took everything down when it was over.

A special Corporate Sponsor plaque was awarded to Color Fire Media ( https://www.colorfire.com/) for their five years of ongoing support. Our good friend Shannon Beuchamp Lepthian accepted on behalf of Color Fire.

We also recognized John Maggio, the former Board Member and webmaster for Goshen Farm, and the Networking in Annapolis Group for their support (https://www.meetup.com/networkinginannapolis/). At least a dozen Network members showed up. John is sending us additional photos, which we will post in the days ahead.
Last but not least, thank you Jazz Perpetrators for three hours of GREAT music and entertainment.

Thank you to all involved in this event!

08/16/2018

OUR LAST SUMMER EVENT IS JUST TWO DAYS AWAY!!

Please join us for our Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday, August 19th at 4:00 p.m.! For just a $20 donation you can enjoy fabulous food, amazing wine and relax in a beautiful setting to the criminally good sounds of the Jazz Perpetrators. We also have an amazing array of silent auction items to bid on. All proceeds go directly to helping the Goshen Farm Preservation Society continue its preservation projects and community education initiatives!!


Next up we’ll have our annual Fall Open House on September 15th and our Harvest Pasta Dinner on October 14th!! Check out our events page for more information on those annual and wonderful events!!

Silent Auction ItemsThe Goshen Farm Preservation Society is both humbled and gratified by the level of community support...
08/08/2018
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Silent Auction Items

The Goshen Farm Preservation Society is both humbled and gratified by the level of community support that our annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction has received over the years. First we would like to thank Val Sullivan and Bella’s Liquors for providing a home for the Wine Tasting and donating everything we have at the event (except the band). In addition to the enormous generosity of Val, the following businesses and friends of Goshen Farm have donated items for our Silent Auction and most have given their support over the last five years. Their generosity will make this one of the best auctions we have ever held. Come join us on August 18th and bring your credit card or check book. Oh yeah, we will take cash if you are so inclined. For details and values of auction items, visit our website at www.goshenfarm.org

Cape Ace Hardware –The Weaver Family – Healing Hands Massage Therapy ‒ Richard’s Tree Care – Rite Aid Liquors – Hauk’s Mensware – Valentine Bauer, DDS ‒ The Blue Rooster Cafe –
Cantler’s Riverside restaurant ‒ Soul Restaurant – Mercado and Associates, Inc. ‒ O’Loughlin’s Restaurant – Cape Hair Scene – Dancing Glass Stained Glass Mobiles ‒ Gordon Biersch –The Murray Family – Whimsicality – Deep Creek Restaurant ‒ Spizzico Italian Kitchen ‒ Cape Auto ‒ Port Tack Liquors – Great American Carwash – Cathy Birkhead ‒ The Perry Family – Kentmoor Restaurant – Red, Hot & Blue ‒ Lyon Distillery –The Bay Hills Deli ‒ The Broadneck Grill ‒ Franklin’s Toys – Graul’s Market – Green Valley Marketplace – The Murray Family – Color Nails & Spa – Riverbay Road House – The Toy Family – Louis & Sharon Biondi – Linda Beck

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1420 Cape St Claire Rd
Annapolis, MD
21409

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