Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Western Maryland? 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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
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 2018 as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in October 2018, and other timely information:
Notes for October 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for
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. They have all
copied their information form 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
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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!
Western Maryland U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, 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. Mountain views, peaceful setting!.
(UPDATED: May 29, 2016, JBS)
Gardenhour Orchards - Apples, blueberries, strawberries,
peaches., pumpkins (brought in from the field)
22511 Gardenhour Road,
Smithsburg, MD 21783. Phone: 301-824-7466. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5
pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only.
(UPDATED: May 29, 2016, JBS)
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,
11739 Mapleville Road, Cavetown, MD 21720. 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.
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management
practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC
Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. We also attend several street farmers markets in
Frederick, Howard, and Baltimore Counties and in Baltimore City. Check our
website for more information. (UPDATED: May 29, 2016, JBS)
Litton's Produce and Berries - blueberries, raspberries (black),
17435 Lappans Road, Fairplay, MD 21733. Phone:
[email protected]. 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.
Round House Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
23435 Ringgold Pike, Smithsburg, MD 21783. Phone: 240-818-2590. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours
and availability dates.
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 opening in
summer of 2014 with expansion plans for the next two years. Please come
visit us as we get our business started.