Red Tree Farmstead is our home - a patch of land in Piscataway country - where we grow beautiful cut flowers using regenerative techniques.
We are a family of four, the first family in many generations to work from the land. Besides growing cut flowers for sale, we keep chickens & ducks, grow many of our own vegetables, fruits, and herbs, and have some sheep and goat brush clearers. We feel so connected to our place in the Potomac region, and are grateful to be in the Charles county community.
How’d we get here?
Mark and Becky both share a love of the connective, cathartic work of farming. Becky started working on an organic farm while an undergraduate at St Mary’s College of Maryland in the early 2000s and learned the trade working on other farms for many years before striking on her own in 2014. When she met Mark that year, he was growing an impressive amount of food on his back deck and working as a farm assistant at a nearby farm. We connected and the rest is … history.
We believe it’s the word that best sums up what we believe about how to work with the land: we use growing techniques that build up our soil so it can sustain its microbial and mineral fertility. We use cover crops, no-till methods, silage tarps, re-mineralization, and other methods mirroring nature to maintain our soil. These techniques have translated into amazing blooms: long vase life, stunning vibrancy, and always toxin-free.