Baltimore County Council Moves To Secure Future Of Historic Richardson's Farm In White Marsh
PERRY HALL - On Tuesday, The Baltimore County Council introduced a resolution to protect the future of Richardson's Farm in White Marsh.
Under the resolution, Baltimore County would commit $298,277.64 to purchase development rights easements for the 70.35-acre farm - ensuring that Richardson's farm remains undeveloped while permitting the current owners to continue their agricultural endeavors.
Richardson's Farm is a significant part of Maryland's agricultural history, owned and operated by five generations of the Richardson family since 1930. The farm produces on nearly 400 acres of land yearly and boasts 29,000 square feet of greenhouses.
Over the years, it has evolved from a small poultry and produce farm to one of the largest produce farms on the East Coast. The farm also operates a 13,000-square-foot market in White Marsh, selling wholesale and retail produce.
"I am delighted to share the news that Baltimore County is taking steps to purchase development rights easements on 70 acres owned by Richardson Farms east of Ebenezer Road and Earls Beach Road. This will preserve a large area of farmland from development," said Baltimore Councilman David Marks.
The councilman also thanked the Richardson family for their longstanding commitment to agriculture in Baltimore County and acknowledged state partners, including Senator Jennings and Delegates Nawrocki and Szeliga, for their support.
If approved, Resolution No. 28-23 will contribute to the overall preservation of more than 250 acres of farmland in the area, reinforcing Baltimore County's commitment to its agricultural roots and community heritage.
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