Though wonderful and delicious while it lasted, the pick-your-own strawberry season has ended. But you can still have a “berry” (I know…couldn’t resist) good time at local farms, as the fields are yielding a whole new crop of fruits. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and more fresh produce are ripe for the picking for at least the next few weeks.
This post about the strawberry season lists area farms that offer pick-your-own opportunities, or you can scroll down for quick details. Just about every farm listed is cultivating some kind of berry (most have a few) in its fields. Note that Schlagel Farms is closed, as their pickings are limited to strawberries. And Huber Farms won’t have berries until late July when their blackberries are ready, though they do have other veggies right now (see the website or call for specifics).
And here’s one to add to the list that will help you keep antioxidant-ful: Blueberry Gardens in Ashland, MD, has U-pick organic blueberries all summer — they expect their season to last through August. And if you’re so inclined, the farm also offers yoga classes, massages, and wellness workshops, which you can read all about on their website.
If you don’t want to jump to the old post for the scoop on area farms, here’s the quick list of places offering berry picking. Just click to visit their websites for more info.
Great Country Farms
Admission is $8/ages 3-10, $10/ages 11 and up (kids under 2 are free) on weekdays, and $10/everyone on festival weekends. Open daily 9am- 6pm.
No admission fee. Open seven days a week from 9:30am – 6pm, though pick-your-own ends at 5:30. Call the hotline at 301.977.3761 or check the website for updates.
Mackintosh Fruit Farm
Open daily from 8am – 6pm.
Hours are Tuesdays 9am – 8pm, Wednesday to Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm, closed Mondays.
Westmoreland Berry Farm
Open Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm
Open 9am – 7pm seven days a week.
Blueberry fields are open Tuesday – Friday 8:30am -1pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30am – 5pm
Hours are 9am – 5pm, and they recommend calling ahead to confirm that picking fields are open.