About the Farmer / Owner - Rick Hood
Rick Hood started Summer Creek Farm in 1992 after operating a small organic market
garden since 1984. Rick's family came from agricultural backgrounds and always had a
desire to be close to the land. His background in engineering and marketing lent skills
to a small farm business that are invaluable.
Rick has been active in the agricultural community for many years. He has served as
president/chairperson on MOFFA (Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association),
MCOGC (Maryland Certified Organic Growers Cooperative), Frederick Farmers
Markets. He has served on the board of Future Harvest CASA and the board of the
Frederick County Agricultural Business Council (ABC) .
In 2004 Rick was awarded a Honorable Mention in the USDA's Patrick Madden Award, A
program to recognize leaders in Sustainable Agriculture. In 2004 Rick graduated from
Leadership Frederick County.
Summer Creek farm is an accomplished farm growing vegetables for commercial
markets. Summer Creek markets directly too major organic stores in the region.
Summer Creek has used it's growing experince develop a line of organic potting soils.
Our soils are 100% organic and use the most sustainable products available. They
perform for each application and are cost effective. Check out our soil mixes tab!
About the Farmer