Bethesda Magazine, July/August

Come Out to the Farm

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Rocklands hosts many events that are open to the public

Business manager Chris Ahn describes Rocklands Farm as experiential. The 34-acre property offers guided tours for school groups that take students through its gardens and sheep pastures. A program last spring allowed families to “adopt” a newborn chick for a week, then return it to the farm. After the chicks grew and were harvested, each family received a discount voucher for a dinner made from the bird they housed.

Every other month, Rocklands hosts concerts—called “Barnside Acoustics”—featuring dinner made with ingredients from the farm and live music (tickets $30, $25 in advance). You can also eat with the farmers at a monthly event called “The Growing Table” (tickets $30).

Rocklands’ market sells its organic seasonal produce and meats on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At lunchtime you may find owner Greg Glenn grilling grass-fed beef burgers while his wife, Anna, adds farm-grown flowers to mason jars on wooden picnic tables. You can also buy wine that the farm produces at the Kensington Farmers Market (Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon, 3701 Howard Ave., Kensington) and at the Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market (Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7155 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda).

The farm, at 14525 Montevideo Road in Poolesville, also hosts summer camps and weddings, when the rustic barn and main lawn are available for rent. For more information, call 301-825-8075 or check the farm’s website at www.rocklandsfarmmd.com.

 

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