Best Fruit Picking Farms in MD for Family Days Out – There are so many wonderful farms in Maryland to visit, almost all year round. You can pick strawberries, cherries, lavender, blueberries, asparagus, and sunflowers in the early part of the year. Later on there are raspberries, blackberries, pears, apples and pumpkins ripening in the fields.
We have a great list of where to pick everything as well as a list of some of the best farms in Maryland.
15604 Sugarland Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837
Homestead Farm offer many different fruits for pick-your-own. The season starts in mid-June with tart cherries, then continues in late June with blueberries. Their peach season usually starts in early-July and goes into late-August and they grow both yellow and white peaches. Different varieties ripen at different times in the season.
Thornless blackberry season usually starts in early/mid-July and goes into mid/late August. Apple picking from late-August into late- October. Finally you can pick pumkpins from late September until Halloween.
They also have a petting zoo and sell local honey.
1015 Baugher Road, Westminster, Maryland 21158
“Come to Westminster and visit Baugher’s at our two locations for an exciting day in the country with home cooked food and fun activities for everyone in your family! Plan a fun day toPick Your Own Fresh Fruit from our orchards. We grow strawberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples and pumpkins for our u-pick customers.
Baugher’s Petting Zoo started collecting & exhibiting animals around 1987. The animals are generally farm livestock, such as lambs, goats, donkey, chickens, rabbits, pigs, turkeys and guinea hens.
You can walk right in the pasture with the friendly and gentle animals, getting up close as possible! Some animals, with more aggressive behavior, are behind a fence, where you can reach in to pet them. There are educational signs about the animals displayed. Two playground sets and a gazebo make the petting zoo an enjoyable place to spend some time. The zoo is within walking distance, right over the hill from our orchard market.”
12850 Shlagel Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601
Shlagel Farms has been operating within the same family for over one hundred years. The strawberries at Shlagel Farms are very popular and everyone is invited to spend a day in the sunshine picking their own! In addition to strawberry picking, there is also a children’s play area, a farmers market, a hay wagon ride and much more !
“We are conventional growers. We use no till planting whenever possible to reduce the disturbance and loss of the soil. We use Integrated Pest Management strategies to reduce the use of pesticides. Russ and Karl have their Private Pesticide Applicators License which involves testing and continuing education for renewal. When a crop protectant is necessary Farmer Russ will always use an organic approved product as his first line of defence. Its imperative that we protect our pollinators!”
3212 Snake Ln, Churchville, MD 21028
There is so much more on offer at Lohr’s Orchard than just pick you own. Be sire to check out the shop and taste the fresh pressed cider while you are there!
“Located in Harford County, Maryland, Lohr’s Orchard is a family owned and operated farm. Come visit us and enjoy family fun, fresh produce, fresh baked pies, locally, fresh pressed cider (when in season) and other locally sourced items!
During the fruit and vegetable season, Lohr’s has both a “pick-your-own” and a retail farm stand operation. Our retail store is open daily July through January. Our farm stand is open daily during our October fall events. ”
5594 Norrisville Rd, White Hall, MD 21161
Shaw Farm Orchards history goes back an amazing seven generations.
“Shaw Orchards has become more diverse in recent years, offering the latest and most exciting varieties of apples and peaches. We have also added several other fruits, like raspberries and blackberries. In addition to high quality fruit, we also offer a full line of custom-made jams, jellies, salad dressings, and dessert mixes. One visit to our roadside market and you will be sure to appreciate our commitment to quality. Once the original orchard packing house, the market now welcomes customers to its doors, offering them quality produce and friendly service.
Shaw Orchards – celebrating a heritage of home-grown country goodness!”
“Do you know where your local supermarket’s berries come from? If the berries are hard or crunchy, oversized, or dry, you can bet that they aren’t local. Strawberries, like most fragile fruits, reach their peak of perfection just before they get soft. It is the moment of ripeness when fruit sugar levels spike, and color is at its peak. Our fresh strawberries are dark red throughout, so juicy they drip, and so sweet that you won’t even want to dip them in sugar. Unless your supermarket buys from a local supplier that delivers daily, there will be no comparison between store-bought and local.”
10051 Worton Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620
In addition to picking strawberries, at Lockbriar Farms you can also have a family day of fun at the farm and treat yourselves to their homemade ice cream!
“Family owned and operated since 1993, Lockbriar Farms is committed to bringing you the freshest, local products around. We are Kent County’s premier U-Pick fruits and vegetable farm located in Chestertown, MD.
Join us daily during the season for U-Pick fun, homemade ice cream, and outdoor adventure!
Southern Comfort Berry Farm
22410 Bushwood Wharf Rd, Bushwood, MD 20618
Offering strawberries in plentiful amounts from early May through to June, Southern Comfort Berry Farm is a beautiful location, in the heart of Bushwood, Maryland.
“Join us for a some fantastic farm fun on the waterfront where the Potomac and Wicomico rivers come together in beautiful southern Maryland! Nestled in this beautiful spot is our lush, pick-your-own strawberry farm brimming with juicy, red strawberries!
Our strawberry patch is a perfect destination for you and your family to enjoy the fresh, open air of our scenic produce farm! There is no fresher way to get delicious strawberries than hand-picking them off the vine. We look forward to providing your family with a tasty harvest this season!”
22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876
At Butler’s Farm, in addition to the fantastic variety of fruit and veg available to pick and purchase, there are a load of activities to enjoy with the whole family.
“Visit the Holiday Open House at the Butler’s Orchard Farm Park! Visit our Farm Animals, take a Hayride, play on our Slides and Playground, and roast S’mores at our Bonfires! No admission cost, no reservations necessary, just come on out and enjoy!
The Farmer’s Porch, located in our Farm Park has an array of small bites, sandwiches, pizzas and more! Chef Jay has created dishes for everyone in the family alongside a rotation of seasonal offerings that take advantage of fresh picked fruits and vegetables.
7740 Swan Ln, Owings, MD 20736
Swann Farm is a stunning setting for your families pick your own outing – truly insta ready.
“We are committed to growing the highest quality produce, each and every day. We believe in quality, transparency and are true stewards of the land. We work closely with our customers and are active members of our local farming community. We Are Swann Farms.
Here at Swann Farms, we think it is necessary for everyone to know where their food is coming from and how it is being grown. We want everyone to come away with a new found appreciation for food. We want to encourage more families to incorporate fresh produce into their lives and we believe that by providing a quality product and educating everyone about it is being grown. You’re never to young or old to accomplish this.”
Foxtail Fields – Strawberry Picking Maryland
4095 East Diehl Road, Taneytown MD, 21787
At Foxtail Fields you can enjoy an afternoon in the sunshine with the family whilst picking your own berries to take home.
“We are a family run farm two miles north of Taneytown offering strawberries to our community. We have pre-picked and U-Pick strawberries for sale during the spring strawberry season. We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends this year. Please come and say hello to us down on the farm and bring home some of the area’s best berries!”
2857 Davidsonville Rd, Davidsonville, MD 21035
At Chase’s Produce you sure can get some wonderful tasting strawberries – but there is a whole lot more besides!
“We provide local produce, such as sweet corn, peaches, green beans, squash, cucumbers, potatoes, cantaloupes, peppers, watermelons, tomatoes, and more!
We’ve been providing you with fresh produce for 60 years from our local roadside farm stand. 6 years ago we added a U-Pick strawberry operation to expand our farmers market.
We have been providing fresh produce for 60 years at our farmers market. Our team is hoping you’ll stop by to pick up some local produce for your family.
2415 Woodbine Rd, Woodbine, MD 21797
As well as picking scrumptious strawberries at Larriland Farm, there is plenty of other fresh homegrown produce to enjoy too, awell as lots of exploring and even tractor rides in the Autumn. Established nearly 50 years ago, Larriland Farm knows a thing or two about growing atsty produce!
“Our farm is open during the growing season. Our season begins with the ripening of the strawberry crop, in late May or early June, and ends with the apple harvest, in early November.”
McDaniel Honey Farm
McDaniel Honey Farm, 4964 Wentz Road, Manchester, MD 21102
McDaniel Honey Farm – “Since honey bees became a part of the family in 1979, we at McDaniel Honey Farm have taken pride in providing pure, natural, raw and unprocessed honey as well as quality products made from beeswax.
Our quality raw honey is as pure and natural as the bees make it. Our honey is uncooked and unfiltered, as these processes remove the pollen and enzymes that make natural honey the special product it is.
Raw honey has the luscious flavor of the flowers it is made from and retains its healthful properties.”
Maryland Honey Company
6910 Damascus Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20882
At Maryland Honey Company, “Our honey is from hives located on local farms, orchards, and meadows. We hand harvest small batches of artisanal, raw honey from hives located in Damascus, Woodbine, Poolesville, Mt. Airy, Glenelg, and Silver Spring.
Depending on the time of year, we have honey from Locust trees, Tulip Poplar trees, and wildflowers. We usually carry:
– Liquid honey in various size containers.
– Comb honey
– Chunk honey
– Creamed honey
All of our honey is local, natural and raw. We do not pasteurize or heat our honey products.”
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