Nineteen Montgomery County farms participated in this year’s event. Food Council staff visited a number of farms, including two farms whose products will be featured in the Fall Eat Local Challenge: Savage and Sons Farm, and Lewis Orchards. Many farms offered activities for visitors, such as hayrides, tractor rides, face painting, crafts, pony rides, games, samples, tours and much more.
Lewis Orchard provides pick-your-own apples, a pumpkin cannon in October, and displays a variety of products – cheese, jams, jellies, pasta, barbeque sauces, dressings, and more - from other local producers. The Lewis’ sell freshly baked, homemade pies every Thursday through Sunday – peach-berry, blueberry, apple, country apple, no sugar apple, and blackberry are a few of the pies available at their farm market. Lewis Orchards focuses on high quality - not quantity - produce. This family-run operation has a cheerful atmosphere, friendly attendants and wide array of quality, local products. Click here to learn more about Lewis Orchards.
Visiting the Agricultural Reserve and supporting the farms and organizations located there is an excellent way to support family farms in the area, and also to enjoy quality local, seasonal produce from right in your back yard.
To learn more about the Agricultural Reserve visit http://mocoalliance.org/ag-reserve/