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. If you find anything outdated or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! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for
getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
If you are having a hard time
finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive
family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best
camping weather. See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks,
guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.
New! We just went live with our latest website,
FunFactoryTours.com - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings,
Active Federal facilities even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas
Note: Beware the copycat websites like the one that stole
our name and uses .farm extension: they copied my work and do NOT even update
the info! I make updates EVERY day. They use tech tricks to get higher rankings,
but have many more inaccuracies and out-dated info. Obviously, I cannot check
every farm every day, but I do check as many as I can every day, and respond to
all requests. They don't. Don't support the scammers!
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 December 2023, and other timely information:
Notes for December 2023: Summer is almost over and that means apples are here (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!), and except in northern areas, peaches and blueberries are finished. Some crops continue until
frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's
crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a extensive guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze 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. The worst is the one that stole our name but ends with .farm. (Yes, I've got lawyers on
it) 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
Children's Consignment Sales
are a great way to save money on clothes, toys, books, etc, They
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 2023, 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. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Tuesday
to Sunday, from 8am to 2 pm, early June through August. 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!.
NOTE: Their website is down as of December 31, 2021. I'm trying to find out if they are still in business; they may have closed, I'm just getting
autoresponses from their Facebook page. Call before you go! . (UPDATED: December 31, 2021, 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.
Gardenhour Orchards Facebook page. 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: May 23, 2023, JBS)
A visitor writes on May 23, 2023: "PYO strawberries are $3.50 per quart at
Gardenhour Orchards in in Maryland."
A visitor writes 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.
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.
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:
301-223-6815. Email: 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. . Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website says they are
They have decided to close our business. The bushes have been sold and we are no longer running a pick your own patch..