Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Western Maryland? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Western Maryland,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?").
The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for
a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this
page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined;
click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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What's in season in August 2020, and other timely information:
Notes for August 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries
are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note,
there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now, using similar sounding names. They have all
copied their information from here and usually do not ever update. Since
2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see
anything wrong or outdated, please
waterbath canners and
pressure canners, are getting hard to find as
people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are
selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying
your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.
Western Maryland U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Frog Eye Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
19600 Frog Eye Road, Knoxville, MD 21758. Phone: 301-799-8645. Open: Tuesday
to Sunday, from 8am to 2 pm, early June through August.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From MD
Route 340: Go North on Route 67. After 2 Miles, turn left onto Frog Eye
Road. Follow the Blueberry Signs to the farm. Continue straight ahead
through the gate and into the orchard. From Boonsboro, Maryland: Go South on
Route 67. After 3 Miles, turn right onto Frog Eye Road. Follow the Blueberry
Signs to the farm. Continue straight ahead through the gate and into the
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Frog Eye Farm is only 20 minutes from Frederick, Maryland and centrally
located to the Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia tri-state area.Mountain views, peaceful setting!.
(UPDATED: July 23, 2019, JBS)
Gardenhour Orchards - Apples, blueberries, strawberries,
raspberries, peaches., pumpkins (brought in from the field)
22511 Gardenhour Road,
Smithsburg, MD 21783. Phone: 301-824-7466. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5
pm, Please call for availability and open hours.. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Approximate Start Dates for Pick your own are: Strawberries: End of May,
Blueberries: End of June, Apples: Mid September.
Apples, Peaches, Corn, Strawberries and Raspberries, plus others. Give us a
call to see what has been recently picked.
Haven, John Boy, Canadian Harmony, Bounty
August: Blake, Laurel, Victoria
September: Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Red
Delicious, Golden Delicious, Empire,
October: Jonagold, Granny Smith,
Cameo, Stayman, Fuji
November: Pink Lady
(UPDATED: July 23,
Comments from a visitor on May
13, 2011: "Loved it. Picked apples last fall. The orchard is quiet and
the apples were awesome!"
Lewis Orchards and Farm Market - Uses integrated pest management practices, strawberries,
black rasppberries, tart cherries
11739 Mapleville Road, Cavetown, MD 21720. Phone:
(301-824-2962. Phone: 301-824-2811. Open: Varies
according to weather and ripeness.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are
located along Md Route 66 (Mapleville Road), about 0.2 miles south of Md
Route 64 in Cavetown. From Hagerstown: Drive east on Md Route 64 (Jefferson
Blvd), turn right onto Md Route 66. Go 0.2 miles and turn left onto paved
lane. From I-70: Take Exit 35 (Md Route 66) and drive north for almost 5
miles. Watch for signs and turn right onto paved farm lane.
CClick here for a map and directions.
We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
Montmorency (tart) pie cherries are available starting mid to late June.
attend several street farmers markets in Frederick, Howard, and Baltimore
Counties and in Baltimore City. Check our website for more information. In
season, we grow and sell already picked strawberries, cherries, peaches,
nectarines, plums, apples, pears, and assorted vegetables.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Our
Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Fields are located off Cavetown Church Road,
between 22610 and 22702, Smithsburg, MD. Watch for the signs in the field.
Strawberries are usually late May to mid-June. Our usual hours are Monday
through Friday from 8am to noon and 4pm to 8pm, Saturdays 8am to 1pm, closed
Sundays. Please be sure to call before coming as weather and berry
availability do effect the daily hours in our field. (301-824-2962 or 2811)
Please be sure to bring your own containers.
(UPDATED: July 23, 2019, JBS)
Litton's Produce and Berries
- blueberries, raspberries (black), strawberries
17435 Lappans Road, Fairplay, MD 21733. Phone:
email@example.com. Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday, from 8 am to dusk; Wednesday, from 8 am to 5 pm; closed Sunday,
April to November. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions.. Payment: Cash, Check. We are not organic, but we do try to farm as naturally as
possible. We do not spray any pesticides on the berry plants when they are
fruiting. Of the two different fertilizers we use, one is certified organic,
and the ingredients of the other, Growers Mineral Solution, are pure enough
that you can drink it if you wish. Our children are our work crew, and we
all eat as we pick. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Round House Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
23435 Ringgold Pike, Smithsburg, MD 21783. Phone: 240-818-2590. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: See our website for current hours
and availability dates, usually mid June to early July.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page. New PYO blueberry operation opened
in summer of 2014 with expansion plans for the next two years.