Montgomery County's Rural Side

With nearly a third of it’s 507-square-miles reserved for agricultural use, Montgomery County offers an abundance of pick-your-own-farms, vineyards, farm breweries, farm tours, markets and so much more!

Visit farms in the 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve in the spring for pick-your-own strawberries, blueberries, tart cherries, blackberries, red raspberries, and tomatoes. In the fall, families head out to the pumpkin patch, and during the holidays, they cut fresh trees. From the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain, hikers can look out over the county’s pastoral patchwork of farms and villages, a countryside view largely unchanged since the 19th century.

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Farm Tour & Harvest Sale

Montgomery County, Maryland celebrates its agricultural heritage by promoting local farms and inviting visitors to explore agricultural enterprises during the 2022 Farm Tour & Harvest Sale. This year, the Montgomery County Office of Agriculture partnered with 20 farms, orchards and vineyards to host special events on July 23 and 24. County residents and visitors of any age are welcomed to explore the 93,000-acre Agriculture Reserve, see the farm experience first-hand and indulge in a variety of local food, drink and fun!

Download the Visit MoCo Adventure Planner app to make a personalized itinerary in just a few clicks, and check-in at each location for a chance an exclusive Farm Tour & Heritage Sale giveaway - including a $100 Lone Oak Brewery Gift Card, a Geobin Composting Bin, 2 Agricultural Reserve T-Shirts and a Montgomery County African American Cookbook!

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Plan Your Next Farm Adventure!

Explore Montgomery County's Agricultural Experiences