Pick Your Own Crop Calendar

Important Note for Pick Your Own: As of 2020 we have moved to a container system for picking. This is a lasting change and we are not planning on returning to the by weight system.

When you make your reservation you must purchase at least one container. By doing this, you are pre-paying for the fruit that will fit in that container. You will receive your purchased container when you arrive at the Farm, and you are welcome to purchase more in the field or at the entry gate.

We do not allow containers brought from home, EXCEPT if you have previously purchased a Butler’s container from us that can be re-used (i.e. bucket, half flat, flat, half bucket) but you must still purchase a container when making a reservation. Upon arrival, you would just inform our staff that you already have a container. Your container will get marked on the bottom or side to indicate its usage.

Information for Pick Your Own:

Admission:

Online: $3 (+fee)/person, under 2 years old is free (this includes admission to the Farm Park)
At the Gate: $4/person, under 2 years old is free (this includes admission to the Farm Park)

 

Reservations:

  • Picking will be by reservation.
  • Walk-ins are welcome ONLY when there is availability, so check before you come!
  • You must purchase a container when making your reservation, NO outside containers allowed.

Reservation Details: 
Sundays at 5:00 pm: online reservations will be available for the following Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Thursday at 5:00 pm: online reservations will be available for the following Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Now Picking:

Black Raspberries

Container Pricing:

Pint

$6.00

1/2 Flat

$30.00

Picking Procedures:

On WEEKENDS you will be getting to the fields by trolley
On WEEKDAYS you will be driving to the fields UNLESS customer volume warrants trolleys

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English and Sugar Snap Peas

English Peas: Good

Sugar Snap Peas: Scattered (season ending)

Container Pricing:

Bag

$6.00

1.5-2 lbs

Blueberries

Container Pricing:

Quart

$6.00

1.5-2 lbs

Busket

$20.00

5 lbs

Bucket

$30.00

8 lbs

Picking Procedures:

On WEEKDAYS the Blueberry fields are open from 8:30am-2pm (last entry at 1pm) and you will be getting to the fields by trolley
On WEEKENDS the Blueberry fields are open from 8:30am-6pm (last entry at 5pm) and you will be getting to the fields by trolley

Tart Cherries

Container Pricing:

Quart

$6.00

1.5-2 lbs

Bucket

$30.00

8 lbs

Picking Procedures:

From 8:30am-1:30pm you will be getting to the fields by trolley
After 1:30pm you will be driving to the fields UNLESS customer volume warrants trolleys

Pick-Your-Own Crop Calendar

Note: Crop Calendar shows the months that crops are EXPECTED to be available. All dates are approximate, and could be at any part of the month stated. Weather conditions and demand determine the supply of our fruits and vegetables.  Check this page or call 301-428-0444 for daily availability and conditions before you travel, and check our social media for up to date progress and information about growing!

May

Strawberries 

Peonies 

June

Strawberries (Finished)

Tart Cherries (Excellent Picking)

Black Raspberries (Good Picking)

Blueberries (Good Picking)

Sugar Snap Peas (Scattered Picking)

English Peas (Good Picking)

July

Black Raspberries 

Blueberries 

Blackberries 

Flowers 

Peppers (Yummy, Banana) 

Tomatoes (Cherry, Slicers) 

Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, Parsley) 

August

Red Raspberries 

Blueberries

Blackberries

Flowers

Peppers

Tomatoes 

Herbs

Potatoes

September

Red Raspberries 

Apples

Flowers 

Herbs 

Potatoes

Peppers

Tomatoes 

October

Pumpkins

Apples

November

Christmas Trees

December

Christmas Trees

Picking Conditions Guide

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)