Touring the Faraway Farm

On Friday, March 18, 2022, SBPA President Dr. Mike Nickerson toured the Faraway Farm property in the historic core of the Battle of Shepherdstown. After a meeting at the town’s Sweet Shop bakery, current farm owner Mike Boltz welcomed the group that included Kathy Robertson and Tom Moore of the American Battlefield Trust; Elizabeth Wheeler, Director of the Jefferson County Farmland Protection Board and SBPA Vice-President Steve Alemar. Not shown is Martin Burke of the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission who attended the meeting but not the farm tour.

The ABT recently signed a contract with Mr. Boltz to purchase the farm and a fund-raising campaign is planned by the SBPA this summer.