Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in December 2016, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2016:Apples are still  available, but already picked.  In some areas, late season crops, are still available (if there hasn't been a frost) - like persimmons, pears, winter squash, kiwis, even figs and raspberries.  See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. But now it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, 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!

Western Maryland U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Allegany County

Garrett County

Washington County

  • 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 orchard. 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) (UPDATED: May 17, 2012) (ADDED: June 24, 2010) (UPDATED: June 03, 2011)
  • Gardenhour Orchards - Apples, blueberries, strawberries, peaches., pumpkins (brought in from the field)
    22511 Gardenhour Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783. Phone: 301-824-7466. Email: fruit@gardenhourorchards.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 29, 2016, JBS)  (ADDED: May 13, 2011, suggested by a visitor)
    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) (UPDATED: May 31, 2013)
  • Litton's Produce and Berries - blueberries, raspberries (black), strawberries,
    17435 Lappans Road, Fairplay, MD 21733. Phone: 301-223-6815. Email: littonsberries@juno.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. (ADDED: May 05, 2011)
  • Round House Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    23435 Ringgold Pike, Smithsburg, MD 21783. Phone: 240-818-2590. Email: roundhousefarm21783@gmail.com. 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, Discover, AmEx. 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. (ADDED: June 06, 2014)

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)


Local Honey Sources:


Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

  • S & S Maple Camp - maple syrup produced on site
    10816 Sugar Camp Dr NW, Corriganville, MD 21524. Phone: (301) 724-1433. Email: ssmaplecamp@yahoo.com. S & S Maple Camp has been in business since 1968. It is the largest maple syrup producer in Maryland. It is 100% owner operated by the Shinholt family. It is 100% local & produced in MD/USA. S&S Maple Camp is 100% vegan. The Camp consists of 526 acres of Sugar Maple trees that have been in the family since the 1800's.Taste and become a believer in the best Maple Syrup on Earth. Made with pride for generations. We ship throughout the U.S.A.

Meats, Milk and Eggs:


Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:


Horse Rides and More:

Garrett County

  • Pleasant Valley Dream Rides - carriage rides, hayrides, winter sleigh rides, wedding carriages
    1689 Pleasant Valley Road, Oakland, MD 21550. Phone: 301-334-1688. Email: dreamrides@pleasantvalleydreamrides.com. Open: All year for various, season and weather appropriate carriage rides, hay rides, sleigh rides, etc; Milking at 4 00AM and 4:00PM Daily. Directions: Our farm is a short scenic drive from the Deep Creek Lake Resort Area. Travel time is about 20 minutes. Go to Oakland and follow 219 3 Miles South of Oakland, Turn Left On Paul Friend Road.Proceed One Mile To Pleasant Valley Road, and Turn Right.Watch For Duntrussen Farm, Pleasant Valley Dream Rides Located on the First Farm on The Right. Duntrussen Holstein and Pleasant Valley Dream Rides. Take a step back in time by enjoying a carriage or winter sleigh ride through the countryside of Pleasant Valley. Enjoy a tractor drawn hayride or tour the dairy farm - Duntrussen Holsteins LLC. Experience hands-on milking, machine milking and give a calf milk with a bottle Pleasant Valley is the backdrop for your horse drawn tour of the Miller Family Farm, and the stables of our horse drawn wedding carriages and funeral hearse. Take a winter sleigh ride or a horse drawn carriage ride and enjoy the pastoral mountain beauty of this Amish community. Tour the agricultural facilities and learn about daily life on an Amish dairy farm. Educational hands-on experiences are included. Be sure to ask Ray about the name of his farm, Duntrussen Holstein LLC. Truly an enjoyable, educational experience for both the young or young at heart Any Time of the Year! Enjoy a western Maryland Family Activity you will remember for a long time. We also offer Travelling Horse Drawn Wedding Carriage
    Services for Maryland, Pennsylvannia and West Virginia.

Wholesale Foods

Washington County

  • Lewis Orchards and Farm Market - Uses integrated pest management practices, Local sales at our farm, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, apricots, beans, blueberries, broad beans, cherries, chestnuts, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, nectarines, onions, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
    11739 Mapleville Road Post, Cavetown, MD 21720. Phone: 301-824-2811. Open: Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm; Approximately late May through December 31 (hours May change over the growing season - check our website or facebook for current hours). 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 31, 2013)

 

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