Back in 1988, newlyweds and Harford County natives Paula and Tom Harman decided they wanted to grow two acres of sweet corn and about 50 tomato plants on their home farm in Churchville. The fruits of their labor were more than two people could eat, so they set up a little cart along the side of the road.
“We sold corn and tomatoes. Unbelievably, people came to us,” says Paula. “Each year after that, we grew a little bit more and expanded the variety of what we grew.” Thus, Harman’s Farm Market was born.
Harman’s Farm Market is open from May through the end of October. The season begins with fresh, sweet strawberries and ends with pumpkins just in time for Halloween. Other produce includes corn and tomatoes, of course, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, and much more.
While it may drive some people crazy to work with their spouse, Paula insists running the family business has been very good for their marriage.
“We’re never at a loss for what to talk about,” she laughs. “It’s a good blend. We could never do without each other. Most people argue about money, we argue about tomatoes.”
Harman’s Farm Market
2633 Churchville Road
Churchville, MD 21028