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North Bethesda rooftop farm produces 20,000 lbs of produce a year

WJLA – Washington D.C. logo WJLA – Washington D.C. 6/30/2020 Kidd O'Shea, ABC7
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At 17,000 square feet, the Farm at Pike & Rose is the largest rooftop farm in the Washington Metro area and Mid-Atlantic region.

Its first crops were planted in March.

The company turned the space into a productive agricultural site growing greens, root vegetables, herbs, tomatoes, peppers and more.

Produce grown at the Farm at Pike & Rose is distributed through a Farm Membership Program.

 Most produce grown travels no more than a few blocks from farm to table.

Up Top Acres first partnered with Federal Realty on a 7,000-square-foot rooftop farm at Bethesda Row, bringing fresh produce to Jaleo Bethesda and other local restaurants. After two successful growing seasons,  the company expanded this sustainability initiative to Pike & Rose.

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