Serenity Farm

Serenity Farm

Franklin A. Robinson, Jr. and his family have owned and operated Serenity Farm since 1965. Most often he can be found manning the Harvest House, the on-farm store, Saturdays from 10-3. He enjoys guiding customers to the perfect cut of meat for their needs and discussing ways to prepare locally raised meat and produce. Serenity Farm also grows produce for sale to the Maryland Food Bank, facilitating the accessibility of healthy local produce to underserved communities. He is on the board of the Farm Heritage Conservancy, a local non-profit dedicated to the preservation, cultivation, and education of Southern Maryland farming. He is employed as an archives specialist with the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. He works with the Archive Center’s processing team preparing paper and film collections for long-term preservation and researcher use. One of his areas of interest at the Smithsonian is agricultural history with particular emphasis on the tobacco culture of Southern Maryland. He is the chair of the Charles County Historic Preservation Commission. He is the recipient of The Maryland Historical Trust’s Preservation Service Award and a two-time recipient of the Prince George’s County Historical Society’s St. George’s Day Award. In addition to helping out on the farm, he is also a professional actor, playwriting teacher, and produced playwright.