Thursday, July 23, 2015

Annual Farm Tour This Weekend

Across the Agricultural Reserve, Montgomery County’s farmers are preparing for the annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale, which will be held on July 25 and 26, rain or shine. This year’s event is slated to be one of the biggest, and most diverse, in the tour’s 26-year history.

While many farm tour participants have been in business for multiple generations, (such as Lewis Orchards, founded in 1888), this year’s Farm Tour and Harvest Sale will also feature some newer farms, like Soleado, the only lavender farm in the County, and Madison Fields, a 400+ acre enterprise that uses equine therapy and farming to help children and adults with autism and other special needs.

We created the Agricultural Reserve in 1980, and it encompasses more than one-third of the County, or 93,000 acres, ensuring that agriculture and farming remains part of the history and heritage of the County and creating a resource for future food and fiber production.

As always, this year’s farm tour will feature tractor rides, pony rides, pick-your-own produce, music, picnic areas and food booths.

Check the brochure for the time that each farm will open and close.

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