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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!
information about safely viewing the solar eclipse and where to get the approved
glasses, see this page. Or here to learn about the
scam counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.
What's in season in January 2018, and other
Notes for January 2018: Frosts and freezes are upon us
in many areas, and one field may be unhurt while one a mile a way can be
damaged, so keep that in mind as you read the following: Apples are in season
now, as are figs, and Fall raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are
going strong if frost hasn't happened in the field Late Apples, like
Fuji's should be plentiful now. You can see
a complete list of apple
varieties, their ripening dates and best uses here. And if you have a left
over pumpkin, you can
easily turn it into a Thanksgiving pie, pumpkin cheesecake, cookies, muffins and
more, see this page!
And of course you can find
farms, on our related website.
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!
Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children:
See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
We also 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! 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, please
Western Maryland U-Pick Farms and Orchards, 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.
Local Honey Sources:
Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:
- S & S Maple
Camp - maple syrup produced on site
Camp Dr NW, Corriganville, MD 21524. Phone: (301) 724-1433.
[email protected]. 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:
Pleasant Valley Dream Rides - carriage rides, hayrides,
winter sleigh rides, wedding carriages
1689 Pleasant Valley Road,
Oakland, MD 21550. Phone: 301-334-1688. Email:
[email protected]. 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
Services for Maryland, Pennsylvannia and West
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,
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
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.