Edible DC: Country Getaways Await in the Montgomery County Ag Reserve

From Edible DC by Lani Furbank:

“Less than an hour away from the constant gridlock and seemingly endless construction in DC, 93,000 acres of open space await. This land is protected in what’s known as the Agricultural Reserve, or “Ag Reserve,” in Montgomery County. Given protected status in 1980, the Ag Reserve is perhaps one of the best examples of land conservation in the country. It encompasses a third of the county’s land, including everything from orchards and vegetable farms to pastures and estates.

This agriculture haven is one of the best-kept secrets of the region—a pastoral playground where visitors can pick berries, ride horses, meet

newborn lambs, shop for artisan kitchenware, sip craft beer, savor locally grown food, stay in a beautifully restored farmhouse and learn about the region’s rich history.

This summer, trade the traffic, car horns, sirens and roaring planes for cricket chirps, bleating goats and crackling fires. Let this map guide your agricultural adventure in Montgomery County. “

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