Homestead Farm - Poolesville, Maryland

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    Enjoy Seasonal Fun at Homestead Farm

    Homestead Farms
    ••• Homestead Farms. © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Homestead Farm is a 230 acre family owned farm located in Poolesville, Maryland. The farm offers a variety of pick-your-own fruits and vegetables and has a large farm market as well. Produce includes strawberries, tart cherries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and more.

    During the fall season, Homestead Farm hosts a pumpkin festival with a variety of seasonal activities. During the holiday season, the farm offers pre-cut and cut-your-own Christmas Trees including Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir and Canaan Fir.

    Enjoy the following photos and get a glimpse of the property and activities on the farm.

    Location: 15600 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, MD (301) 977-3761. The farm is located in the most rural section of Montgomery County, Maryland, approximately 28 miles northwest of Washington DC and 14 miles west of Rockville.

    The Fall Harvest Festival is held weekends through October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take a hayride, pick your own apples or pumpkins, find your way through the hay...MORE maze.

    Website: www.Homestead-Farm.net

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    Homestead Farm Market

    Homestead Farm Market
    ••• Homestead Farm Market. © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Market at Homestead Farm offers a wide selection of seasonal produce including apples, tomatoes, sweet corn, bell peppers, eggplant, green beans, potatoes, squash, beets, cucumbers, onions and more. They also carry a large selection of jams and preserves as well as honey collected from beehives on the farm. 

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    Hayride at Homestead Farm

    Homestead Farms Hayride
    ••• Homestead Farms Hayride. © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    During the fall festival at Homestead Farm, visitors enjoy hayrides through the 230 acre property. Visitors travel from across the region to participate in a variety of family fun activities.

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    Goats at Homestead Farm

    Goat
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    Homestead Farm is home to a variety of farm animals including goats. This goat is relaxing and enjoying a sunny day on the farm.

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    Alpaca at Homestead Farm

    Llama
    ••• Llama. © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    A few Alpaca are at home at Homestead Farm. The domesticated species is a native of South America. Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and are often mistaken for them. Their fiber is used to create blankets, sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters, socks, coats and blankets across the world. Alpaca are social creatures and are often kept as pets on local farms.

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    Pumpkins at Homestead Farm

    Pumpkins
    ••• Pumpkins. © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    During the fall season, visitors flock to Homestead Farm to pick a pumpkin. There are a variety available in a wide range of sizes and colors. The Fall Harvest Festival is held weekends through October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Families can take a hayride, pick their own apples or pumpkins, find their way through the hay maze and more.

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    Pond at Homestead Farm

    Pond at Homestead Farms
    ••• Pond at Homestead Farms. © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Homestead Farm is a beautiful farm with a pond and great seasonal pick-your-own opportunities. It is a nice destination to enjoy a day of family fun.

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    Scarecrow at Homestead Farm

    Scarecrow
    ••• Scarecrow. © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Homestead Farm is decked out for the Halloween season with a variety of decorations. The farm is among the least crowded in the region for fall activities. It is located a little farther out than some of the other farms, but is within an easy drive from the more populated areas of Montgomery County.