Today’s photo comes from guest photographer Trish, who was also kind enough to tell us a little bit about the farm. Boyer farm has some interesting history to it. It’s been growing peaches and pumpkins and wartermelons and other wonderful stuff since the late 1800s.
The peach trees and the verdant acres, located right in the middle of housing subdivisions, have always been a refreshing staple to the town of Severn, Maryland.
You could always pull over the side of the road or walk there when you watched to check out the produce and the farm has always supplied the local community with a fresh crop of pumpkins every fall. Unfortunately, the 52-acre farm has been sold to developers to make way for townhouses. Mr. Boyer, who still lives in a house on the outskirts of the farm with family, says he’s getting old and just can’t maintain it (Although I think the age of 54 is still rather young). Either way, something like this was bound to happen, as the opening of the mega-mall Arundel Mills has shot up the property value of the surrounding area (Boyer’s farm is just a five minute drive away).
For some more information about the sale, you can go here.