Heritage Harvest

Heritage Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 20, 2018
12 noon to 4pm
at locations throughout the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve

Join us for a celebration of autumn and the fall harvest in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve! Stop and visit a wide variety of farms: a farm market and winery, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, animal sanctuary, living history farm, lavender farm, and much more. Fun family activities will include farm tours, markets, crafts for kids, adorable farm animals, historic structures, and food for sale. Admission is FREE – but you just might find something delicious to buy and take home for dinner!

Heritage Harvest 2018 brochure

Explore Your Local Farms!

Button Farm Living History Center
16820 Black Rock Road, Germantown           202-903-4140
https://buttonfarm.org/

  • A living history center depicting plantation life in the 1850s, including heritage livestock and garden.
  • Self-guided tours, museum garden, heritage breed animals and bee hives, historical farm chores (grind corn to feed to the chickens and hogs!), games, and scavenger hunt.

Chocolates and Tomatoes
11104 Watkins Road, Germantown               301-655-4000
https://www.chocolatesandtomatoes.com/

  • A sustainable farm producing organic vegetables and hand-crafted chocolates featuring items grown on the farm.
  • Tours of this suburban farm, games, music, produce for sale.

Common Root Farm
18021 Bowie Mill Road, Derwood                  301-788-4397
https://www.commonrootfarm.com/

  • A small-scale vegetable farm using regenerative, ecologically sound farming techniques.
  • Guided tours at 1, 2 & 3pm; learn about growing methods, see farm equipment and demonstrations of small-scale farming techniques.

Rocklands Farm and Winery
14531 Montevideo Road, Poolesville             301-825-8075
http://www.rocklandsfarmmd.com/

  • Winery, vineyard, holistic farming, and market on an historical property in the Ag Reserve.
  • An historical farm property; stroll through gardens, see grazing livestock, all with beautiful vineyard views. Handcrafted wine/tastings, farm market with grass-fed beef and lamb and more; wood-fired pizza. Open 11am to 6pm.

Shepherd’s Hey Farm
24020 Old Hundred Road (Rte. 109), Comus             301-908-9332
https://www.facebook.com/ShepherdsHeyFarm/

  • Sheep and wool products, plus chickens, turkeys, & geese.
  • Displays of sheep and wood products, demonstrations of spinning wool, plus sheep, chickens, turkeys, and geese. Natural colored yarns and sheepskin pelts for sale.

Soleado Lavender Farm
23611 W. Harris Road, Dickerson                               301-922-5964
https://soleadolavender.com/

  • A scenic, family-owned farm growing several varieties of French and English lavender.
  • Farm tour, talk on lavender, artisan vendors, lavender products for sale.

Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary
16760 White Store Road, Boyds                             301-349-0802
http://www.stargazingfarm.org/

  • A sanctuary for a wide variety of neglected and stray farm animals.

Susanna Farm Nursery
17700 White Ground Road, Boyds                             301-972-7513
https://susannafarmnursery.com/

  • A family-owned nursery in a beautiful natural setting specializing in dwarf and unusual evergreens and Japanese maples.
  • Tour this beautifully landscaped property with ponds, historic buildings, and gardens. Open 10am to 5pm.

Three Graces Farm
14401 Partnership Road, Poolesville                          651-347-4369
https://www.lady-farmer.com

  • Site of the historic Joseph P. Dyson House, original Oaklands, now home to Lady Farmer.
  • Small-batch seasonal, sustainable women’s apparel and lifestyle products. Honeybee and beekeeping demonstrations; live music from noon to 1pm.

Waredaca Brewing Co.
4017 Damascus Road, Laytonsville                            301-774-BEER
https://www.waredacabrewing.com/

  • A farm and brewery fostering agricultural stewardship located on a former summer camp site.

Waters Orchard
22711 Wildcat Road, Germantown                            301-802-8489
http://www.watersorchard.com/

  • A pick-your-own apple orchard.
  • Pick your own apples, picnic area, hard cider for sale. Open 9am to 5pm.

Lindenwood Farm                                                         301-651-1866
20415 Westerly Road, Poolesville
http://clairehoward.net
Studio Open House at Claire Howard Fine Art; landscapes, seascapes, and snowfall created in oil using a palette knife technique.

Alden Farms                                                301-367-3879
19215 Beallsville Road, Beallsville
Sculpture garden and gallery of stone sculptor David Therriault
http://www.davidtherriault.net/

Something Earthy Pottery                        301-414-5435
24410 Hipsley Mill Road, Laytonsville
Pottery studio and local artists’ gallery on a working farm
http://www.somethingearthy.com/

Art of Fire                                                301-253-6642
7901 Hawkins Creamery Road, Gaithersburg
Contemporary glass blowing studio housed in a dairy barn.
https://www.artoffire.com/