Montgomery County, Maryland celebrates its agricultural heritage by promoting local farms and inviting visitors to explore 19 agricultural enterprises during the 29th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29.
The Farm Tour and Harvest Sale is a self-guided event that promotes Montgomery County’s agricultural industry and generates awareness of the wide-ranging products that are locally available during the growing season. All 19 participating farms will be open on Saturday, July 28 and 13 will reopen on Sunday, July 29. Confirming each farm’s hours of operation prior to arrival is highly recommended.
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 first counties in the nation to develop no-till conservation farming.
For more information, visit The Office of Agriculture website or download the official 2018 Farm Tour & Harvest Sale brochure.
For more information on heritage sites around the county, visit HeritageMontgomery.org
“This Project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.”