17,000-square-foot rooftop farm coming to North Bethesda


Washington D.C. based ‘Up Top Acres’ is preparing for its biggest project yet: a 17,000-square-foot rooftop farm at North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose mixed-used development

By Jeff Clabaugh
January 4, 2018


It will offer a membership program, called community-supported agriculture, to both Pike & Rose office workers and residents.

“It’ll be about $25 worth of fresh produce a week. They’ll get anywhere from eight to 10 items per week,” Up Top Acres co-founder Kristof Grina told WTOP.

“They’ll grab it in the evening and take it home and cook with it, and we’ll provide recipes to go along,” he said.

Up Top Acres runs a small network of close to a half dozen rooftop farms in the D.C. area. Its largest prior to the upcoming Pike & Rose farm is a 7,000 rooftop farm at 4905 Elm Street in Bethesda Row. That rooftop farm has partnered with nearby restaurants, including Jose Andres’ Jaleo Bethesda, since its first planting in 2015.

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