22222 Davis Mill Road • Germantown, Maryland • 301-428-0444

Crop Calendar

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Update

Cut Your Own Tree Fields are now closed for 2018.

Real Trees have become increasingly popular and our plantings have not been able to keep up with demand.  We have planted over 17,000 trees and will care for them carefully until they are ready for your home! 

A large selection of local, fresh-cut trees (Fraser and Douglas) are available in our Tree Yard adjacent to the Farm Market.  Butler’s staff are here to help you select the perfect tree for the Holiday!

Already dreaming about the 2019 Strawberry Season…

All dates are approximate.  Weather conditions and demand determine the supply of our fruits and vegetables.  Check this page or call 301-428-0444 for daily availability.

Crop Availability

Crop Approximate Availability
Strawberries Mid-Late May through June
Sugar Snap & English Peas Mid-June through late June
Black Raspberries Mid-June through early July
Blueberries Late June through early August
Tart Cherries Late June
Flowers July through September
Blackberries Mid-July through August
Potatoes Late July through September
Red Raspberries Mid-August through first frost
Apples Early September through mid-October
Pumpkins Late September through October
Christmas Trees Late November through December 24


For information about Farm Admission click here.

Picking Conditions

Excellent Picking Conditions

  • The fruit is abundant and easily found.
  • It does not require much time to pick and fill a container.
  • One does not have to cover much distance or area in the field to fill a container.
  • There is more excellent quality fruit.
  • It is the peak of the season.

Good Picking Conditions

  • The fruit is abundant, but not as plentiful or easily found as when conditions are excellent.
  • It takes a little longer to pick the same amount of fruit as compared to when conditions are excellent.
  • You may have to cover more area to fill your container.
  • The quality of the fruit is still very good.
  • The season may be starting or winding down, or we may be in between the peak of a variety of a crop.

Scattered Picking Conditions

  • There is not a lot of fruit and the crop might be considered “light”.
  • It takes longer to pick and fill your container.
  • You will have to work harder and cover more area to fill your container.
  • The quality can be excellent and there will be pockets of great fruit but it will take more effort.
  • Picking can be scattered when the season is just beginning or when it is ending.

If the weather is uncertain, please call before coming (301-428-0444).

If the weather is uncertain, please call before arriving.


Pumpkin Harvest Days

Pumpkin Fun during the week!

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