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Take a Tour: Maryland’s Rural Meets Waldorf’s and DC’s Urban

Brandywine, Maryland is a suburb of both Washington, D.C. and Waldorf, Maryland, but also has a heavily rural area, which features many wineries and farms, but also has a small commercial center, featuring restaurants and entertainment.

One of the most popular weekend activities in Brandywine, MD is to partake in the offerings of the local rural and agricultural scene, which isn’t easily found so close to the District. Robin Hill Farm & Vineyard, family owned and operated since 1955, is a functioning farm & vineyard, with a rustic red-barn tasting room, grazing farm animals, and features a selection of estate grown wines. P. A Bowen Farmstead, is a local supplier and seller of artisan, raw cheese and pastured meats and eggs. Their belief is in not only providing an farmstead that allows the animals to thrive in their natural environment, but in educating the general public on the benefits of consuming animal byproducts from animals that are fully grass-fed, with little to no antibiotics through their tour and their small store.

Your Saturday night in Brandywine might consist of some entertainment and dinner! For entertainment, Brandywine has the Xscape Movie Theater, which features the newest released movies stadium seating (with recliners), and an assortment of movie theater snacks. After your movie, a few of Brandywine’s popular restaurants include Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and The Mad Cow. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen prides itself on affordable food, without sacrificing quality, which they do by making all food in house, from scratch. They also focus on community improvement and outreach by partnering with the Harvest Program to provide any leftover foods to the local community food banks. The Mad Cow is a small, Maryland based chain that has influences from the Caribbean, American cuisine, and Southern Cuisine, and focuses on locally sourced ingredients from the DMV area.

Brandywine is a great area to live in if you’re looking for space and land, with a rural setting, but don’t want to feel cutoff from a more urban setting. You’ll still get the convenience of being located less than 25 miles from both Washington, D.C. and Waldorf, Maryland, while experiencing farms and wineries, along with some local parks and hiking.

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