Hello! Genevieve, here, grower at Somerset Produce. At the Somerset Produce farm stands, you’ll find familiar favorites and unique specialty vegetables to nourish you and your community. After ten years of work in the public health arena, I decided to spend one, experimental year working at organic vegetable farms. That was 2011, and my year-long experiment has become a second career! I learned how to grow vegetables from a stellar team at Clagett Farm, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Certified Organic farm in Upper Marlboro, MD. After six years in Upper Marlboro, I started Somerset Produce on 1/4 acre of leased land in Sandy Spring, MD. In 2019, I managed two acres of vegetables with fields in Sandy Spring, Silver Spring, and Ashton, MD and sold produce at three weekly markets. Growing on a small scale for local markets means that I can choose vegetable varieties with exceptional flavor - even if they require extra time and attention in the fields, or need to be handled very gently after harvesting. My growing practices improve soil quality and are healthy for the planet and all its inhabitants. I take great care to be a good steward of the land, a responsible business owner and colleague, and an engaged member of the local food economy. I invite you to enjoy the fruits of my labor!