Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

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 seasonal updates.

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 easy 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 write me!

Canners, both 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

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. 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: fruit@gardenhourorchards.com. 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.
    Pre-picked produce: Apples, Peaches, Corn, Strawberries and Raspberries, plus others. Give us a call to see what has been recently picked.
    Peach Varieties:
    July: Red Haven, John Boy, Canadian Harmony, Bounty
    August: Blake, Laurel, Victoria
    Apple Varieties:
    August: Gala
    September: Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Empire,
    October: Jonagold, Granny Smith, Cameo, Stayman, Fuji
    November: Pink Lady
     (UPDATED: July 23, 2019, 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, 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. We also 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: 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. 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: roundhousefarm21783@gmail.com. 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, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. New PYO blueberry operation opened in summer of 2014 with expansion plans for the next two years.

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

 


The Presto Pressure
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Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book