About Us

The owners.....

MD Sunrise Beef is owned by the Fry family of MD Sunrise Farm. Operating on the Naval Academy Dairy in Gambrills, MD Sunrise Farm has evolved as an opportunity to diversify the family farm located in Chestertown, MD and invest in a community beyond our hometown. 

On The Farm.....

Josh and Amy Payne along with their 2 children live on the farm in Gambrills.  Josh is the Farm/Cattle manager overseeing daily cattle care and pasture management.  Josh grew up on a family dairy farm, and after he separated from the Air Force he worked for many years outside of farming, before deciding to get back to his roots.  He loves cattle and has a passion for grass farming.  Amy assists with sales and marketing of our beef, and enjoys helping Josh with the cattle when needed. She a has a special interest in educating children about agriculture, gardening, and teaching them where their food comes from.  The Payne children have been immersed in the farm life since they were very young, and enjoy taking care of their own steer, rabbits and chickens, as well as tagging along with Dad on his daily tasks and assiting Mom with the vegetable garden.