If you have ever attended Mathews Farmers Market, Yorktown Farmers Market or Urbanna Farmers Market, you have perhaps met several members of this amazing family, the Parkers. If you haven’t, you are missing out on a very nice experience. Their sign reads The Parker Family Farm, and that is exactly what it’s all about.
Three years ago Peter and Suzanne Parker, with full agreement from their six children Samantha, Benjamin, Rebekah, Philip, James and Grace, decided to move from York County to a "little over 20 acre" farm in Gloucester in the Ark area. "We have always been interested in farming but it was the children’s idea that brought us here," explained Peter, who still maintains his work with NASA but has one day a week he can work from home. "They read a book titled You Can Farm and that was the beginning. We volunteered on farms for several years and then went after it. The children do it all."
After just three years the Parkers...
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