Top 50 Under 40 Emma Jagoz

This year OED is recognizing and celebrating Frederick County’s young professionals who are leaders in their industry, give back to the community and add significant value to their company and its culture.  Join us as we get to know our Top 50 Under 40.


Emma Jagoz, 35
Farmer + Owner
Moon Valley Farm
9700 Gravel Hill Rd, Woodsboro
moonvalleyfarm.net

Emma Jagoz, a first generation farmer, founded Moon Valley Farm, a community-supported vegetable farm in 2012. Moon Valley Farm provides hundreds of Frederick, DC and Baltimore families and over 75 restaurants high quality produce all year round. Jagoz is passionate about providing her community with meaningful employment and improving the soil surrounding our region's most important resource: the Chesapeake Bay.

What is your greatest professional accomplishment?

When the pandemic hit, our staff were fully supported by restaurant sales. To avoid layoffs, I launched our CSA program early - combining our need for continued work with our communities' need for safe and healthy food.

What is your experience with volunteering and civic engagement?

I became a Master Gardener in 2011 and have volunteered teaching community members about gardening, composting, growing their own food and Bay-wise landscaping practices.

What do you like to do for fun in Frederick County?

Kayak on the Monacacy