Announcements

Thanksgiving Turkeys

posted Nov 1, 2016, 7:26 AM by Mary Fendrick

We will not be taking turkey orders for Thanksgiving this year as we will be closed the week before. You can order the same delicious turkeys from the farm they are coming from. 
Local Homestead Products in New Windsor
http://www.lhp.farm/fresh-thanksgiving-turkeys.html

Fall 2016 Activities at Rock Hill Orchard

posted Oct 7, 2016, 11:18 AM by Mary Fendrick   [ updated Oct 7, 2016, 11:19 AM ]


Entry onto the farm for these activities ends at 4pm every day, so make sure you arrive by 4pm!

Tuesdays-Sundays: Pick-Your-Own Apples, Visit the calves at the dairy, self-guided walking tour, Ice Cream at the market.

Saturdays and Sundays: Pick-Your-Own Apples, Feed the calves at 4pm, Pumpkin Cannon, Corn Maze, Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins, self-guided walking tour, Ice Cream at the market.

Activities for October 1 & 2

posted Oct 1, 2016, 5:34 AM by Mary Fendrick

Rain, rain go away....
All activities will be open at Rock Hill on Saturday, October 1 & 2, rain or shine unless we have lightning, which is not in the forecast.
Outside activities include: Open dairy tour at 1:30 on Oct 1, "Crabby" Corn Maze, pumpkin picking, pumpkin cannon and apple picking.

There are some new varieties of apples to pick today.
Empire, Red Delicious, Jonathon, Jona Gold, Mid-Season Fuji, Keepsake and Smokehouse. Quantities of Fuji, Keepsake and Smokehouse are limited. There are still some Gala on the trees, but they are getting past their best picking.

There are lots of already picked apples in the market. Varieties include Honeycrisp, Autumn Crisp, Ruby Mac, Ginger Gold, Early Fuji, Jona Gold, Golden Supreme.

We also have our delicious and nutritious Golden Guernsey milk from our grass fed Guernsey cows, pasteurized and bottled right on the farm. Chocolate Milk is available! Get a scoop of our own ice cream, also made on the farm from our Guernsey Milk. Flavors are limited today.

Lots of tomatoes are available at a great price for the fall. See our previous posting.

Apple Picking Opens on Saturday, August 27, 2016!

posted Aug 24, 2016, 5:51 PM by Mary Fendrick

Our Gala apples will be available for our guests to pick for themselves beginning on Saturday, August 27th!
Take a moment to review our new Pick-Your-Own Apple Pricing by clicking here

Only pick apples from rows that are marked with a variety name.  If the row is not marked, the apples are not ready to pick.

Where appropriate footwear.  There are sticks and rocks and other natural hazards.

Please leave your dog at home.  Service animals welcome.

Tuesday and Wednesday (August 2 & 3) at Rock Hill Orchard

posted Aug 2, 2016, 11:06 AM by Mary Fendrick

For Tuesday and Wednesday (August 2 & 3) at Rock Hill Orchard
Pick Your Own Crops Available are:
Tomatoes, Okra, Squash, Eggplant, green beans, summer squash, eggplant, four kinds of kale, swiss chard, herbs and flowers.

Blackberries are CLOSED, but will reopen on Thursday so they can get some well deserved R&R. Please don't give in to temptation and pick a few on the way to the okra.

Also, please remember that all the APPLES are CLOSED!! They are NOT RIPE YET. They will taste much better in SEPTEMBER!

Don't forget an ice cream cone to cool off with after picking. All the ice cream is made right here on the farm using our own delicious Golden Guernsey milk. Yumm.

Saturday, July 30th - Chunkin Up Pumpkin Cannon at Rock Hill

posted Jul 29, 2016, 7:53 AM by Mary Fendrick

Local pumpkin-chunker Tim McGrath will have his world class pumpkin cannon, Chunkin Up at Rock Hill Orchard on Saturday, July 30th for some target practice. Chunkin will start at 11am or so and go until all the melons are chunked!
#DoCowsLikeCantaloupe #fireinthehole

July 23 and 24 - Montgomery County Farm Tour

posted Jul 22, 2016, 10:53 AM by Mary Fendrick

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/agservices/agfarmtour.html
Special Activities will start at 10am and end at 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday, so make sure to arrive by 3:30 to participate in activities.

Free Haywagon rides
Free Dairy Tours
Free kids activities at the dairy
Meet the Beekeeper Saturday Only

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

posted Jul 19, 2016, 4:39 AM by Mary Fendrick

Pick Your Own veggies are closed today, Tuesday, July 19, 2016.  They will reopen tomorrow

Pick Your Own Blackberries are open today.

July 9th and 10th at Rock Hill Orchard

posted Jul 9, 2016, 7:22 AM by Mary Fendrick

This week at Rock Hill...
Pick Your Own - Blackberries (just starting, quantities limited), squash, green beans, cucumbers, kale, eggplant, herbs and flowers.

In the market - Our own ice cream in flavors to please everyone, Our own Golden Guernsey Milk, regular and chocolate, Our own peaches, lettuce, tomatoes, squash, carrots, radishes, eggplant, beets, kale, beans. Eastern Shore Sweet Corn, Georgia cantaloupe, fresh bread and pies.

2016 Ice Cream Trail Kickoff

posted May 17, 2016, 9:55 AM by Mary Fendrick

Please join Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder and Deputy Secretary Jim Eichhorst as they kick off the 2016 “Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail” with a visit to the newest creamery on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Woodbourne Creamery at Rock Hill Orchard, 28600 Ridge Rd, Mt. Airy, MD, 21771 from 11:00 a.m. until noon.

 

The purpose of the Ice Cream Trail is to highlight the important contributions of Maryland’s 455 dairy farms, which accounted for $173 million in sales in 2015; and to increase the public’s general understanding of dairy farming by encouraging them to visit a farm and see what dairy farming is really like, all while enjoying delicious, locally produced ice cream at one of Maryland’s nine farm-based creameries.

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