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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August 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

A Ton of Trouble: 2,000-Pound Steer Extricated From Mud in Boyds

Talk about grabbing the bull by its horns. A 2,000-pound long-horned steer was extricated from the mud Monday at Stargazing Farm on Whites Store Road in Boyds. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, said the steer was stuck in a muddy ravine at the bottom of a hill for about […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

New Clarksburg Public School Named Snowden Farm Elementary

New Elementary School Named After Clarksburg’s Snowden Family Montgomery County Board of Education passed a resolution to name the new elementary school opening in Clarksburg in September 2019 Snowden Farm Elementary School. The school is named after Snowden Farm which was founded in 1845 in Clarksburg by Thomas Snowden, an African American dairy farmer.  The […]

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March 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council in Brief (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts the latest episode of Council in Brief, which includes reports on the Bethesda Downtown Plan, food security and the urban agriculture tax credit bill. Got five minutes? You can watch the show in its entirety, below:  

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October 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Dozens Attend Ag Reserve Meeting at USG (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice hosted a meeting about the Agriculture Reserve this week at the Universities at Shady Grove. County Cable Montgomery’s Susan Kenedy reports.

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September 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks’ 25th Annual Harvest Festival Celebrates Farming in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Experience farm life from the 1850s to the present at the 25th annual Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Agricultural History Farm Park. The event includes crafts, farming demonstrations, live music and food.  The Park is located at 18400 Muncaster Road in Derwood. Admission is $15 per car for […]

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January 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Horses Trapped After Partial Roof Collapse at Barn in Poolesville

UPDATED Several horses were rescued after a partial roof collapse at a barn on Sugarland Road in Poolesville, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the incident happened in the 15000 block of Sugarland Road shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday. According to Piringer, 12 horses were involved […]

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August 14, 2014 | Krista Brick

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Bumper Cars, Barbecue and Bears-Oh My! All at the Agricultural Fair (Video)

There’s Country in the Air at the 66th annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg running Aug. 8-16. Food, Family Fun and Farm Animals– it’s all at the fair again this year along with some new attractions to check out. There’s a new bear exhibit called “A Grizzly Experience,” a mud bog where tikes can […]

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March 19, 2014 | Staff Writer

Woodbourne Creamery (Video)

Woodbourne Creamery is Montgomery County’s first all new dairy facility in sixty years. In addition, it is the first all pasture robotic milking facility in North America. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports.

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