2009 Farm Tour

This year Calvert farmers joined us on a visit to the 175-acre Catoctin Mountain Orchard in Thurmont owned by the Harry Black Family, where they produced fruits, berries, vegetables, and flowers. We looked at several conservation practices installed on their farm, including grass waterways, diversions, field borders, and drip irrigation. We also made a visit to the Sugar Loaf Alpaca Farm, one of Frederick County's largest Alpaca breeders and one of the largest in Maryland. After the tours we headed to the Mountain Gate Family Restaurant for a bite to eat and some good conversation. If you would like to attend, please feel free to contact the office and we will add you to the invite list.