You don’t have to drive far from Washington, DC for a perfect foodie road trip. Montgomery County, Maryland – next door to the nation’s capital – is a foodies’ paradise with 1,000+ restaurants, 20+ craft beverage producers, 558 local farms and a wide-selection of farmers markets to visit.
The county’s 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve has also become a haven for people looking for a weekend getaway that is relaxing, refreshing and an easy to navigate. In the spring, visit Butler’s Orchard for pick-your-own strawberries, blueberries, tart cherries, blackberries, red raspberries, and more. Then head over to Woodbourne Creamery for some of the tastiest ice cream east of the Mississippi. Calleva’s Dirty Dinners series is a perfect way to spend an evening amidst the bounty of the season. Experience the glory of their 200-acre farm while indulging a meal comprised of locally grown ingredients, local wines, and live music from local artists.
We recommend reserving the Carriage House at the Inn at Tusculum Farm, which is a perfect home base for a family gathering or a getaway with friends. The Carriage House features five bedrooms, six beds, and three bathrooms. The house is equipped with a full kitchen, perfect for whipping up culinary delights using eggs from the farm’s own chickens! During your stay at the Carriage House, you will also have full access to the rest of the farm, outdoor pool, screened in porch, and 500 acres of never-ending spectacular views.
- The Family Room: Laytonsville
- Woodbourne Creamery: Mount. Airy
- Mayorga Coffee: Rockville
- Twin Valley Distillers: Rockville
- Silver Branch Brewing Co: Silver Spring
- King Barn Dairy MOOseum: Boyds
Want even more ideas for your next foodie road trip? Check out the video from Fox 5 above, Great Eats Guide to Montgomery County Farmers Markets and Great Eats Right Outside of Washington, DC in Montgomery County.