The Farm at Our House is a certified organic farm located on land owned by Our House Inc., a residential rehabilitation program for adjudicated and orphaned young men between 14 and 20, in Brookeville, Maryland. We help manage close to 30 acres and grow mixed vegetables, small fruit and spawn mushrooms intensely on 6 acres.
Farms have the potential of serving as significant carbon sinks and with that always in mind we work hard to limit our carbon foot print through the following practices:
- limiting use of plastic mulch;
- avoiding long distance marketing- we exclusively market in Montgomery County; incorporating no-till practices;
- eliminating unnecessary packaging;
- utilization of passive solar energy in our three hoop houses; and cover cropping.
We also work with MCPS students during the summer and the young men at Our House to help cultivate the next generation of sustainable farmers.
You can join us on our sustainable farming journey by first and foremost purchasing a grocery store styled CSA share for pick up on farm or in Rockville, purchasing from our market stand at the downtown Silver Spring market on Saturdays or patronizing the likes of Addie's, Blacks Market Bistro, Blacks Bar and Kitchen, Il Pizzico, Roots Market and Dawson's Market.