July 24, 2013

Take the Challenge and “Buy Local” at Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale

County residents can be part of the statewide Buy Local Challenge by purchasing local produce and other farm-fresh items during the County’s 24th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28.

The Buy Local website explains, “In addition to providing food that’s fresh and nutritional, buying from local farms promotes cleaner air and water and reduces our carbon footprint. In Maryland, if every household purchased just $12 worth of farm products for eight weeks (basically the summer season), over $200 million would be put back into the pockets of our farmers.” Get details on how to accept the challenge.

The tour and sale will take place, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. More than a dozen Montgomery County farms will participate on Saturday, and nearly a half- dozen will also participate on Sunday.

For the names, locations, activities and offerings of all participating farms, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/farmtour.

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