Welcome to Forage Hill Farm

Exciting things are happening!

Like many families during COVID, our family spent most of our time outdoors, enjoying Mother Nature’s bounties.
We began to reconnect with one another… and with nature.
We began to think long and hard about a different vision for our more traditional equestrian farm. What did the future of our land look like? What could we do with our land that would help the community? What else could we be?
From this, the concept of Forage Hill Farm was born.
Our mission is simple: to successfully marry equestrian and regenerative farming practices to ensure a sustainable farm for today as well as for future generations. By enhancing and maintaining the health of our soil, we can provide also then provide healthy food products and make them accessible to the greater community.

"Whole Systems" Approach to Agriculture

Forage Hill Farm is incorporating a “whole systems” approach to agriculture, making sure we are maximizing the output of our land beyond just the simpler concept of “preservation.”
Borrowing from Regenerative Farming pioneers Joel Salatin and Richard Perkins, we are working to improve our overall soil health. This means we will ultimately create a more verdant landscape that will sequester more carbon, increase the land’s resilience to unpredictable weather patterns, as well as generate healthier foods. These higher quality foods will also be made available to our local community.

Meet Our Team

A local Marylander through and through, Founder Sarah Griswold – Johnson grew up on the farm and attributes this upbringing to her lifelong appreciation for both nature and animals.
While focusing on a long-term career in Interior Design, Sarah began to realize that as much as she was helping to elevate her clients’ lifestyles, she had a higher calling.
As a mom of two young children, she began to feel a responsibility. A responsibility to her family of course, but also to land stewardship. Care of the land would provide for her family, AND the surrounding community.
Ultimately, Sarah decided to transition away from the glamorous world of interior design to focus on developing a farm that would provide nourishing, healthy food to the community while at the same time, engaging in environmentally sound practices.
Feel free to reach out to Sarah as she embarks on this new journey benefitting our community!
Sarah G Johnson- FHF

Sarah Griswold-Johnson

Founder
Sarah G Johnson- FHF

Sarah Griswold-Johnson

Founder
A local Marylander through and through, Founder Sarah Griswold – Johnson grew up on the farm and attributes this upbringing to her lifelong appreciation for both nature and animals.
While focusing on a long-term career in Interior Design, Sarah began to realize that as much as she was helping to elevate her clients’ lifestyles, she had a higher calling.
As a mom of two young children, she began to feel a responsibility. A responsibility to her family of course, but also to land stewardship. Care of the land would provide for her family, AND the surrounding community.
Ultimately, Sarah decided to transition away from the glamorous world of interior design to focus on developing a farm that would provide nourishing, healthy food to the community while at the same time, engaging in environmentally sound practices.
Feel free to reach out to Sarah as she embarks on this new journey benefitting our community!

Charlotte “Charlie” Savin

Director of Operations
Meet Charlie.
Charlie is our master of all things “Forage Hill.” And probably the second reason that Forage Hill Farm even exists today. Charlie joined us in 2022 after relocating from the west coast where she was a key member of a regenerative farm team in Southern California. It was there that she fell in love with farming, the people that farmed, and specifically regenerative farming. The practices that were specific to regenerative farming, the sense of community and the lifestyle this particular type of farming created, stole her heart.
She spent 8 years working on the development and expansion of this particular farm and each day was an experience in growing (no pun intended), in learning, and in experimentation. Charlie’s expertise is broad and includes pastured poultry, rotationally grazed, grass-fed meats, orchard diversity, no-till market gardens, compost, and habitat restoration to make sure farm initiatives are not leaving damaged land.
Charlie has big visions for Forage Hill Farm, and beyond. “As Forage Hill’s new Director of Operations, know I am incredibly passionate about all forms of natural health and nutrition, and while my main focus will be here in Baltimore County I will continue to connect with local, regional and international farmers to continue my education and do what I can to evolve regenerative agriculture into the most powerful form of health it can be for both people and habitats.”
Forage Hill Farm has also enjoyed the leadership and visioning of Dan Gutberlet, another local Marylander specializing in the world of regenerative agriculture. Like Charlie, Dan too cut his agricultural chops in the west and eventually relocated back to Maryland where he has been applying his knowledge and expertise to both regional and as well as international projects and properties.
Dan specializes in intensive agroforestry systems, livestock integration, diversified annual and perennial production, key-line design and whole farm viability and profitability.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Agro-Ecology from the University of Vermont and immediately relocated to Ventura, California where he managed Apricot Lane Farms, known for its internationally acclaimed documentary film “The Biggest Little Farm.”

Dan Gutberlet

Consultant, RDG Agricultural Services

Dan Gutberlet

Consultant, RDG Agricultural Services
Forage Hill Farm has also enjoyed the leadership and visioning of Dan Gutberlet, another local Marylander specializing in the world of regenerative agriculture. Like Charlie, Dan too cut his agricultural chops in the west and eventually relocated back to Maryland where he has been applying his knowledge and expertise to both regional and as well as international projects and properties.
Dan specializes in intensive agroforestry systems, livestock integration, diversified annual and perennial production, key-line design and whole farm viability and profitability.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Agro-Ecology from the University of Vermont and immediately relocated to Ventura, California where he managed Apricot Lane Farms, known for its internationally acclaimed documentary film “The Biggest Little Farm.”