It all began for us as a love affair with dinner
When you really love food, where better to be than on a farm?
Andrew and MK met while farming at Serenbe Farms near Atlanta Georgia, where MK was an apprentice and Andrew came to volunteer. The following season they decided to divide and conquer, with Andrew traveling to Virginia’s Polyface Farm to learn about raising pastured livestock and MK journeying to Caretaker Farm in Massachusetts, one of the country’ first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) vegetable farms. Reunited in 2010 at Misty Brook Farm, in Barre, Massachusetts, MK managed a small market garden and Andrew worked with the farm’s pigs, chickens, dairy, and beef cattle.
They married that fall and moved the following spring to Virginia, where they began their search for a farm to call their own. Along the way they added Sylvan (2013) and Alice (2015) to the farm crew. Sylvan is chief beet salesman at market, and Alice is in charge of feeding and hugging Meryl, one of our livestock guard dogs.
MK and Andrew founded Open Book Farm in 2011, on rented land in Myersville, MD, before moving the farm to its present (and permanent!) location in Middletown in 2015. Open Book Farm is a synthesis of our farming experience with both animals and vegetables.
We strive to provide affordable, clean, delicious food to our community. Visitors are always welcome to come check out the farm for themselves. We are happy to field questions about our growing practices and farming in general; please ask.