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Pick Your Own Farms in Maryland

Local Produce in Maryland


Pick Your Own Farms in Maryland
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Many Maryland farms offer pick-your-own opportunities allowing costumers to enjoy fresh local produce including apples, pumpkins, berries, peaches, vegetables and more. A trip to get healthy foods directly from an orchard or roadside market makes for a great family outing. Here is a guide to the orchards in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. Many of these farms host seasonal activities for children including special events with hayrides. Fruits and vegetables are seasonal and subject to weather conditions, so be sure to call the farm ahead to make sure that the item you wish to pick is available.

Butler's Orchard

22200 Davis Mill Road
Germantown, Maryland
(301) 972-3299
Open mid May-December
Pick-Your-Own: Apples, Berries & Pumpkins

Catoctin Mountain Orchard
15308 Kelbaugh Road
Thurmont, Maryland
(301) 271-2737
Open May-December
Pick-Your-Own: Apples, Peaches, Cherries, Plums, Pears, Berries, and Grapes
Educational Orchard Tours

Homestead Farm
15600 Sugarland Road
Poolesville, Maryland
(301) 977-3761
Open June – December
Pick-Your-Own: Apples, Peaches, Berries, Tomatoes

Larrliand Farms
2415 Woodbine Road
Woodbine, Maryland
(301) 854-6110
Open late May-early November
Pick-Your-Own: Apples, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Tart Cherries, Peaches, Plums, Spinach, Beets, Broccoli, Tomatoes, & Pumpkins

Pryors Orchard
13841B Pryor Road
Thurmont, Maryland
(301) 271-2693
Open mid June – mid November
Pick-Your-Own: Apples, Peaches, Pears, Cherries, Nectarines & Blueberries

Rock Hill Orchard
28600 Ridge Road
Mount Airy, Maryland
(301) 831-7427
Open May- mid November
Pick Your Own: Apples, Sour Cherries, Vegetables, Herbs & Pumpkins

Fruits and Vegetables Commonly Grown in Maryland

Apples, Apricots, Arugula, Asian Pears, Asparagus, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Bok Choy, Boysenberries, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cantaloupes, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cherries, Collards, Cucumbers, Currants, Daikon, Edamame, Soybeans, Eggplant, Endive, Grapes, Green Beans, Green Onions, Green Peppers, Hot Peppers, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Lima Beans, Melons, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Nectarines, Okra, Onions, Parsnips, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Persimmons, Plums, Potatoes, Radishes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Rutabagas, Salad Greens, Shallots, Spinach, Sprouts, Squash, Strawberries, Sweet Corn, Sweet Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelons, Zucchini

To learn more about local foods, read Maryland Food - Specialty Foods of Maryland and Virgina Food - Specialty Foods of Virginia

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