28th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale

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WHEN Saturday, July 22, 2017 WHERE Various Locations in Montgomery County CATEGORY Business, Community Events, Parks & Recreation AGE Family AREA Bethesda/Chevy Chase, East County, MidCounty, Rockville, Silver Spring, Upcountry COST FREE DETAILS Support Local Farms This Year The 28th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale! All 17 farms will be open Saturday July 22, 2017 and 13 will reopen on Sunday July 23, 2017 as well. PLEASE CHECK EACH FARM FOR THE HOURS OF OPERATION. Several farms have hayrides, pony rides, music, demonstrations and other fun activities planned. Purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and more. Spend a day or two in the country petting farm animals or having lunch by a scenic pond. It’s an educational experience and a great family day outing. Download brochure. LINK http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/farmtour 8th annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale – Brochure http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/agservices/Resources/Files/Farm_tour/Farm_Tour_2017/2017FarmToureBrochure.pdf

Montgomery County, Maryland 28th Annual FARM TOUR & Harvest Sale Support local farms this year during the 28th Annual Benefits of the Farm Tour Farm Tour and Harvest Sale! & Harvest Sale All 17 farms will be open Saturday July 22, 2017 and 13 will reopen on Sunday July 23, 2017 as well. PLEASE CHECK EACH FARM FOR THE HOURS OF OPERATION. Several farms have hayrides, pony rides, music, demonstrations and other fun activities planned. Purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, owers, plants and more. Spend a day or two in the country petting farm animals or having lunch by a scenic pond. It’s an educational experience and a great family day outing. Buses or groups , and designated accessible parking for persons with disabilities , are available where indicated. No pets are allowed except service animals for persons with disabilities. ATTENTION BUS/GROUP SPONSORS: Please call the property owners at least three days in advance for complete instructions on access and parking. GENERAL INFORMATION LINE: 301-590-2823 PICK UP A BROCHURE: Montgomery County Public Libraries and online at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/farmtour PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ASSISTANCE: 301-590-2823 before 6/30/17 The event will take place rain or shine, however, some events and activities scheduled at the farms may be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather conditions including poor air quality. THE FARM TOUR AND HARVEST SALE is coordinated by the Montgomery County Office of Agriculture 18410 Muncaster Road | Derwood, Maryland 20855 301-590-2823 | www.montgomerycountymd.gov/agservices I www.buy-local-challenge.com Benefits of the Farm Tour & Harvest Sale • Know your farmer-know your food • Support local farmers & fulfill the Buy Local Challenge Did You Know… Today, Montgomery County has the highest percentage of farmland under agricultural land preservation easements in the nation Agriculture contributes $287 million to the County’s economy There are 540 farms and 350 horticultural enterprises in the County The average farm size in Montgomery County is 118 acres Montgomery County was among the rst counties in the nation to develop no-till conservation farming 2017 PHOTO CREDITS John Zawitoski FARM TOUR & Harvest Sale 2017 Saturday, July 22nd 17 FARMS OPEN Sunday, July 23rd 13 FARMS OPEN PLEASE CHECK EACH FARM FOR THE HOURS OF OPERATION www.montgomerycountymd.gov/farmtour

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