As far back as the 1950s, Jones's has been "the farm" to buy directly from the farmer in the Baltimore-Harford County area.
Today, the farm is run by Maurice and Deborah Jones, 5th generation farmers, plus their three children, and with the help of grandpa Maurice, Sr., and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
The first Jones arrived in the area before 1900, coming to America in their own boat from Wales. They settled on 300 plus acres bordering the Gunpowder River in Baltimore County.
Maurice's great grandfather Samuel (1 of 13 children) and his grandfather Clarence would take vegetables to the wholesale food markets then located on Pratt Street in Baltimore City.
Our present market location on Route 7 (intersection of Philadelphia Road and Edgewood Road) was the first market in the area where you could buy directly from the farm. Kenny Jones started this market stand in 1956, and then his son Wayne Jones continued it until Maurice and Deborah became the owners.
In 2005, they opened a little wagon on the corner of route 543 and route 646, which operated on the old-fashioned "honor system" of payment.
Today, the farming operation has grown extensively to accommodate greater retail selections and services, with numerous retail greenhouses for plants and flowers, 2 farm markets, pick your own strawberries, and Christmas trees and wreaths.
We also participate in Baltimore City Farmers' Market at BMI, we are a produce supplier to HCPS Farm to School Program.
New this year, we are expanding into more lawn and landscaping services for our customers. Call or stop by to discuss your lawn and landscaping needs!