butlers orchard

October 21, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Over $200,000 in Grants Awarded to 22 Montgomery County Farms

Twenty-two local food-producing farms in Montgomery County have been awarded $236,804 to improve their infrastructure and expand their capacity. The funds also serve to help the farms contribute local food to the Montgomery County Farm to Food Bank program in 2021. Grants were funded by the Montgomery County Government, Manna Food Center, and Food for Montgomery. We are […]

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September 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘A Celebrity Everywhere She Went’: Butler’s Orchard Founder Leaves Great Family Legacy

Butler’s Orchard in Germantown is a staple for family-friendly fun in Montgomery County.  Shirley Brown Butler, who bought and ran the orchard with her late husband George, passed away peacefully in her home Sept. 10. She was 91. Now, her son Wade Butler runs the orchard and carries on a legacy that has offered our […]

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September 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Matriarch of Butler’s Orchard ‘Who Never Really Retired’ Dies

Shirley Brown Butler, whose family owns Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, died Sept. 10 at the age of 91. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family during pumpkin picking season. Mrs. Butler grew up in Silver Spring and attended Montgomery Blair High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Penn State University […]

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January 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 14 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Jan. 14 and it is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. If you’re a cat owner and you’re choosing to celebrate, best of luck and keep some bandaids close by. Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets for the first time of the […]

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July 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

30th Annual Farm Tour Set for July 27-28

The county’s 30th annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale takes place Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. The Farm Tour offers opportunities to pick fresh flowers and produce, meet some farm animals, and simply enjoy the natural beauty of the Agricultural Reserve. The Agricultural Reserve includes approximately one third of the land area in […]

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October 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Butler’s Orchard to Host ‘Last Call for Fall’ Event

Each autumn, Butler’s Orchard draws thousands of people to its farm for fall favorites, including apple picking, hayrides, and allowing kids to fulfill their dreams on finding the perfect gourd in the farm’s pumpkin patch. Before winter rolls in, Butler’s Orchard staff will be hosting its “last call for fall” event this weekend where the […]

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August 7, 2018 | Marisa Fried

10 Things to do in Upcounty for $10 or Less

Sugarloaf Mountain Winery Tour Tour the Sugarloaf Mountain Winery in Dickerson for $5 per person. Tours are offered on weekends through the end of August and are open to the first 2o people who reserve spots or walk-ins when spots are available. Call 301-605-0130 before going to make sure there is space.         […]

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May 9, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Celebrates National Small Business Week

At the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) every day is a celebration of business. Lucky for us, we get one week a year to go above and beyond to recognize the critical contributions of the Upcounty’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, the IRS marked the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Week […]

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August 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Trone Expects to Raise Lots of Small Donations to Fund Campaign (VIDEO)

David Trone, who announced his bid to be a Democratic candidate for the 6th District on Wednesday, said Sunday that he expected to collect more smaller checks from supporters than all the other candidates combined. Trone of Potomac spent $13 million of his own money in 2016 to come in second in the race for […]

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April 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, April 14, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Quince Orchard and White Oak libraries close at 6 p.m. Saturday for a summer-long refresh project. 2. Bunnyland at Butler’s Orchard opens at 10 a.m. Admission, $9 children and $7 adults, includes hayrides, Race the Rubber Ducky Derby, egg hunt, visit with the farm’s […]

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