Fiddlers Green Mission
Fiddlers Green Farm is a small family-owned and operated farm just outside of Taneytown, Maryland that currently grows and sells small-batch, clean, transparent, and environmentally responsible CBD hemp-based products. Along with growing hemp in our certified organic fields, we also grow heirloom wheat and rye that we sell in bulk to local distilleries and breweries. We grow a small number of medicinal herbs to use in our product formulation and keep bees for their many environmental benefits. We are dedicated to working with mother nature, not against her, to produce the most healthy and beneficial results possible.
Our goal is to support the vitality of our community. To provide ethical, fair, honest, healthy, and kind action to each other and to the earth that provides for us.
For us that means:
- Supporting local, quality, & organic
- Going beyond sustainable practices towards fully restorative agriculture
- Witnessing and respecting how the environment works naturally
- Being outside in connection to nature every day
We are, along with the land,
Meet our Family
Owner/managers and siblings Bruce, Chris, and Mary Batten grew up playing in the creeks and fields, riding horses, milking cows, and bailing hay. Now their spouses, children, and grandchildren are essential parts of our family team.
On the farm, Chris and wife Melissa are the on-site Managers who live in the antebellum farmhouse. Their son and Operations Manager, Benjamin, and his partner Brynn Seaton, Product Manager and Director of Formulation, also reside on the extraordinary property in the magical hobbit dwelling called The Little Round House. Bruce and Mary divide their time between Fiddlers Green, and their other residences in Alaska.
Who are the Farmers of Fiddlers Green Farm?
Partner & Facilities Manager
Fiddlers Green Historic Past
This location has been a family farm since 1744 and looks much the same as it did 150 years ago during the Civil War when scores of battles large and small raged within short distances from Fiddlers Green Farm. Tens of thousands of soldiers marched through these fields or camped along Pipe Creek, which runs through the property, on their way to destiny at Gettysburg.
Fiddlers Green became our family home in 1946, when our great-great-grandfather William Lewin Thomas, a distinguished and decorated US Navy veteran of World Wars I and II, purchased it and ran it for many years as a dairy farm. After he retired, his son continued farming, and the land then later farmed by his daughter, Mary Thomas ‘Tommy’ Batten, and her husband, US Navy Capt. (ret.) Hugh N. Batten, a WWII fighter ace.
Mary and Hugh operated Fiddlers Green as a beef cattle operation for many years. Upon their passing, their children, Bruce, Chris, and Mary became the owners. The siblings transitioned FGF to producing a variety of agricultural products while farming with sustainable and organic practices.
Our Fiddlers Green Family enjoys sharing this magical place with people who love history, this country’s agrarian roots, and just being outside. Contact us if you’d like to visit, or come to stay at, Vista Country Home, our spectacular vacation rental. Or if you prefer roughing it in a camp setting check out our campsite on HipCamp.