Honey Moon Farm is a small 3 acre farm located in Accident, MD, and is owned and operated by Allison and Eric Boyd. We have been in operation since 2017. Our Farm focuses on growing produce, keeping honey bees, and raising a flock of free range pastured hens. We believe that small scale diversified farms will begin to play an increasingly important role in our ever changing economy and environment.
We use intensive planting methods, while maintaining a focus on soil health and ecological systems, to grow a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and cut flowers. We choose to perform all work by hand or with a walk-behind tractor which is better suited for our small space, and keeps our connection with the soil strong. We use no-till practices, which reduces erosion, increases biological activity and increases organic matter.
We are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), which means that we use sustainable growing practices and do not use any synthetic or chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides, and do not use any genetically modified (GMO) seeds or products. We believe in growing high quality produce for our community, while caring for our land.
Currently, we sell at local farmers markets, and to various restaurants and grocers. In 2020 we expanded our operation to include a CSA membership program. We plan to continue to grow our membership each year. By focusing on heirloom and hard-to-come-by varieties, we hope to inspire our customers to try new things and expand their interest in different types of fruits and vegetables.
Here’s a quick look at our core values and how they relate to our farm operation:
Integrity | Here’s the Webster dictionary definition of the word: “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.” We believe that a little honesty goes a long way. How does that translate to our work? We will be honest with ourselves about our own limitations, and honest with you, our customers! We practice full transparency and will be happy to answer any questions about our background, evolution, practices and principals. We want all of our customers to feel like they truly know their farmer, and know how their food was produced.
Quality | This one probably does not require much explanation, but we’ll say it anyway, we believe in taking care of our soil to produce the highest quality products possible. We take pride in the appearance, taste and nutritional value of our crops and we put only our highest quality products on display.
Sustainability | The word “sustainability” means a lot of different things to many different people! I personally like one of the more standard definitions- the “triple bottom line,” also known as the 3 P’s- people, planet, profit. Everything that we do, and all the decisions that we make have all 3 “P’s” in mind. We believe that in order to sustain the farm in the long term we need to care for ourselves and all other people we come into contact with, care for our land, and the planet in general, and use good business practices that will build a foundation to last long into the future.
Community building | We believe that farms have a unique ability to play an important role not only in supporting and bolstering the local economy, but also serving as a community hub, bringing people together around shared interests and values. As we become more established in our community we strive to build an intentional community around our farm and contribute in any way we can to the health and well-being of our friends, neighbors and community-at-large.
Love | Ah, yes, love! We believe that farming in general is a labor of love, something that one must be incredibly passionate about to succeed in. And, of course, we love our customers, and everyone in our lives that supports us on this journey. Love and gratitude for everything that we have keeps us happy and working hard from day to day.
561 Spear Rd
Accident, MD 21520
Cell: (301) 859-0803