Spider Hall Farm Stand
Spider Hall Farm is a 362 acre farm, purchased by current owners David and Susan Cox in December 2004, as a legacy for their children, the seventh generation of this farming family. It is one of the few remaining working farms of its size in Calvert County, producing tobacco, corn and grain. In 2010, Spider Hall Farm, LLC was established by Susan Cox and her daughter, Catherine Hamilton. Susan's other daughter, Amy Rippey joined the business in 2013. Their primary focus was agriculture education and instilling the joy of Calvert County agriculture to its residents both young and young at heart.
The Farm Stand was constructed in 2011 as a modest storefront for local commodities, including milk, meat and produce. We support local farmers and the local economy by purchasing wholesale items to showcase at the Farm Stand. In addition to the Farm Stand, we have a mobile ice cream trailer, called Mrs. Moo's Corner, which serves hand scooped, farm fresh ice cream, made with organic milk from a local creamery right here in Maryland! We use it to spread the word about buying local and Maryland's agriculture.
In addition to being a farmer's wife, Susan Cox serves as spokesperson and educator for Spider Hall, as the character named, Mrs. Moo. She combines 37 years of educational classroom and administrative experience from both public and private schools, along with knowledge of the agricultural community to develop understanding of the importance of agriculture in our lives. Individual character development and curricular skills are interwoven into each lesson.
In the Fall, agri-tourism is our main focus. We open our farm to school field trips, youth groups and families from the tri-county area to experience the beauty and serenity of Spider Hall Farm. We actively participate in the Calvert County Farm Festival every October. Visitors enjoy a corn maze, hayride, petting zoo and pumpkin patch. After a day at the farm participating in various activities and exhibits, they leave with a greater appreciation for Southern Maryland agriculture.