Scenes from a recent visit to Country Thyme Farm Market, at Clopper and Germantown Roads. The farm market is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The roadside farm stand opened over the summer, owner Jonathan Sadd told Patch.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
What are your favorite things to do with family in the fall?
Whether it's apple picking, hay rides or even going to a frightfest— the arrival of fall offers a ton of opportunities for family fun. Since today marks the first day of autumn, we were hoping you'd share some photos of what your family likes to do this season. Add your photos by clicking the "Upload Photos and Video" button above this article. Leave suggestions of great family events or activities in the DC Metro region in our comments section below!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
"We don't anticipate any other issues with the apples," says Susan Butler, of Butler’s Orchard.
Delayed by a landowner dispute, apple-picking season has officially begun at Butler’s Orchard. Butler's opened its apple orchard Saturday for pick-your-own gala apples, Susan Butler confirmed. The family farm announced the news to its 462 Twitter followers during the weekend. Apple season was supposed to begin Aug. 21 but was suspended due to a dispute between the family farm's operators and the person who actually owns the land, Patch has reported. The Butler family would not comment on the nature of the dispute. Susan Butler said the current lease needed to be "renegotiated." Her brother, the late Todd Butler, had owned apple orchard's four acres of land. He passed away in 2010. “Everything's all been settled,” Susan Butler said. “…
Monday, October 3, 2011
Every Saturday and Sunday in October at Butler's Orchard.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
This weekend, Germantown is home to Nightmare Screamplex, the 2011 Pumpkin Festival at Butler's Orchard and Germantown Oktoberfest.
Fall is here, complete with apple picking, fall festivals and trips to the pumpkin patch. There's plenty to do around town this weekend, including a visit to the 29th Annual Germantown Oktoberfest on Saturday. Here are this week's best bets for Germantown area families: • NIGHTMARE SCREAMPLEX Get into the Halloween spirit with this spooky trio of fright: the nightmare forest, the (corn) maize of terror, and the lost asylum. Described as the "biggest and scariest haunted event in the tri-state area," this activity, for ages 9 and older, will recur on weekends through Nov. 5. Check the schedule for details. Where: Maryland SoccerPlex, 18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds When: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1 Price: $…
Saturday, November 6, 2010
This autumn's leaves and grass clippings could become next spring's mulch.
It's the first weekend in November. Germantown has disappeared under a sea of red, yellow, and brown leaves. What's a person to do? "Fall is a great time [to start composting]," said Keith Ohlinger, a volunteer with the University of Maryland Extension. "Dried leaves have a lot of carbon." Ohlinger, trained as a Master Gardener and a Master Composter, maintains a large compost pile on his rural Montgomery County property. For good compost, he explained, you want a mix of carbon-rich "brown matter" (like leaves, twigs, and bark) along with nitrogen-rich "green matter" (such as grass clippings, coffee grounds, and vegetable wastes). If you start your compost pile this fall using dried leaves, you'll want to find something containing…
Friday, October 1, 2010
A run through of the myriad activities available this weekend.
Well it's officially October, and after a week of what seemed like the sky falling the weekend promises at least a brief respite. Today may be a bit breezy but there is only a 20 percent chance of rain so you should feel free to attend the Screaming Eagles defending their nest against the Poolesville Falcons tonight at 5:00 p.m. That should leave plenty of time to make it over to the BlackRock Center for Groovelily that combine the styles of pop, jazz, and theatre for a truly unique experience. (See the Patch review) The will be the first ever live performance of songs from their yet to be released CD, "Wheel House." Tickets are only $30for a two hour show from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Be sure to get some sleep afterward because Saturday promises…