In 1956, 300 acres of farmland was purchased in Kent County, Maryland. The farm name, Angelica, was transferred from the family home farm located near Reading, Pennsylvania. The driving force behind the move was the search for a soil type and climate for the B & B product. The Sassafras silt loam prevalent on the Angelica farms is a light alluvium with enough clay to make a clean, firm ball of earth. The climatic zone is a zone 6 to 6b and allows a longer growing season than what was previously experienced.