OPEN HOUSE: Potluck and Tour of Licking Creek Bend Farm

licking creek bend farm

On Sunday, May 31st, Licking Creek Bend Farm is having an Open House. Share a potluck veggie dish, tour the farm, go for a swim in the creek, plant, harvest, or just enjoy a relaxing day in the country, away from the hustle and bustle of DC.

Licking Creek Bend Farm started in 1972 as a diaspora kibbutz. It’s presently a worker-run farm with 6 full-time employees. The produce is sold to food co-ops, at 4 farmers markets, to a 100 family CSA and Goucher College and Johns Hopkins through Bon Appetit Food Services. Sunday, May 31, 11 am–4:30 pm (11 am tour of Licking Creek Bend Farm’s high tunnel, gardens, fruit trees and fields)

What to bring: Healthy pot luck main course and/or desserts. No cola products, chips or other junk food please. Also, bring your own plates, utensils and cups, (please, no styro-foam or plastic throw-away wrap, plates, utensils, cups, etc. )

Directions from the Washington DC Beltway: Take 270 North toward Frederick, MD. At approximately 30 miles from the beltway, merge onto 70 West toward Hagerstown, MD. Go about 45 miles (almost to Hancock MD). Exit at Route 615 (exit 5) and turn left onto Route 615 North. Stay on Route 615 until it dead ends at Damascus Church and Cemetery (approx. 7 miles). Turn left onto PA 928. It dead ends in about ½ mile. Turn right and in about 100 yards you come to a “Y” (or fork) in the road. Bear right onto Gem Bridge Road. Go about 3 and ½ miles until you notice a sign for Dent Road. Keep going straight. About 100 yards from Dent Road you’ll notice a white mail box and a dirt road on the right. There is no sign, but this bumpy dirt road is Donahoe Lane. Take a right onto it. In about ½ mile you’ll notice an overlook on the left, and down below you’ll see the barn, farm house, Christmas trees, etc. Continue all the way down and park in the grass.

No RSVP necessary but email esiegel2@igc.org for questions.

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