Daily Activities

Located in the heart of the Civil War Heritage area, South Mountain Creamery is open year round (closed major holidays), rain or shine, and we love visitors. Guests are welcome to visit and take a guided or self-guided tour of the property, along with taking in various daily scheduled activities.

Stop by and have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of a real working farm. The cows are always up for company. Pet the calves, see the milking parlor, and stop in at the maternity ward. You never know you may even get to see a calf come into the world. There are a couple of highlights to consider:

Feed a baby calfFeed the Calves
4:00 pm daily

Our calves are bottle fed every day at 4pm in our calf barn. Bottle feeding them ensures they get the proper nutrition and plenty of food to grow on. Arrive early if you are interested in participating in the 4:00pm daily calf feeding. We only have so many babies, so we provide bottles to visitors for feeding on a first come, first serve basis. They get quite rambunctious at feeding time so it’s fun to be around for this.

Watch the cows being milked
Starting at 1:30 daily

Our milking parlor is always open for viewing. But you can see it in action starting around 1:30pm every day, running until about 4:30pm. Our girls get milked twice a day. Once at 1:30AM and at 1:30PM they are ready again. It’s quite an interesting site to see them file in happily to do their job. They give about 8 gallons of milk per day. The milk is quickly chilled and goes right into our production plant to be bottled, made into butter, yogurt, ice cream and more.


South Mountain Creamery is open 365 days per year, rain or shine. We welcome and love to have visitors. Everyone interested in learning about farming and the way we do things is welcome to come by.

Self-Guided Tours

Drop by any day of the week; the farm opens at 10am. Visit Karen’s Kountry Store to grab our Self-Guided Tour Sheet ($1.00). Follow the map and learn about different parts of the farm.

Check out our Guided Tour page for more details on visiting the farm.

Guided Tours

Our guided tours are available Monday-Friday, April 1–October 31. To book a guided tour, we require a minimum of 10 participants and 7 day advance booking.
Check out our Guided Tour page for more details on visiting the farm.

Book A Tour!

Karen’s Kountry Store

All of our delicious snacks, drinks, ice cream, and more are available at our retail outlet.

Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Get the “scoop” on Karen’s Kountry Store.


At South Mountain Creamery, we love getting out there, participating in the community, and bringing our farm-fresh goodness to others. If you’re out and about, stop by and say, “Hi!”

Farmers’ Markets

See us here!

See us at your favorite local farmers market

Waverly Market/32nd Street Market
400 E 32nd St
Baltimore, MD 21218
Every Saturday, 7am – 12pm, year-round

Baltimore Farmers Market / Jones Fall Bridge Market

E Saratoga St & Holliday St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Every Sunday, 7am – 12pm, through December

Columbia Heights Market
Corner of 14th and Kenyon Street NW
Washington, DC
Every Saturday, 9am – 1pm, through December

Middletown Farmer’s Market
Middletown Christ Reformed UCC Parking Lot
12 South Church St
Middletown, MD 21769
Every Thursday, 4pm – 7pm, through October