Moon Valley Farm, a 25-acre organic vegetable operation, is owned by first generation farmer, Emma Jagoz. The farm’s mission is to unite ALL people around a common denominator — the need to eat — by providing access to reliable, healthy, responsibly-grown and fresh food. They are passionate about providing the community with meaningful employment and improving the surrounding soil to help support the Chesapeake Bay.
Emma, mother of two children ages 13 & 11, is a University of Maryland American Studies graduate whose interest in growing food began when she was pregnant with her first child. Now, after operating on a number of smaller, bartered locations, Emma owns her own land, and she and her team grow over 40 varieties of vegetables, selling to restaurants in Frederick County, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. They also operate a 500-member CSA.
To cultivate soil health, the farm uses crop rotation, mulches, harvest lanes, wind breaks, pollinator strips, regular soil testing and a food forest to help increase biodiversity.
Emma says, “We care about soil health because it grows better and more nutrient-dense crops, which means crops that taste better, so our customers will like them. We also care about soil health because it’s the right way to treat the land that feeds and nourishes us.”
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