Frequently Asked Questions


Check out our list of FAQs below! Have a question that isn’t answered here or have a suggestion for us to add to the FAQ? Give us a call at (301) 428-0444 or send us an email at info@butlersorchard.com!

We recommend making a reservation to visit the Farm for picking or any festivals or events. Walk-ins will only be accepted if there is ticket availability. 

There is no need to make a reservation to only visit the Farm Park if there is not a festival or event occurring.

*Note: if you are a Season Pass holder, you do NOT need a reservation*


Our Festivals are weather dependent events. Please check the website or social media before you travel. Pick Your Own is rain or shine, but will close if there are continuous dangerous weather conditions. We are flexible with rescheduling or refunding your tickets, so give us a call if you are unsure!

Yes, our Market is open Tuesdays-Sundays from Spring to Fall!

Make sure to dress for the weather!  It can be windy up on the Farm so a jacket is always a good idea.  During warmer months, water for drinking, hats, sunscreen, bug spray, anything to be comfortable outdoors! Flat, comfortable, closed toe shoes are best in all seasons!


Service animals only.  Comfort or emotional support animals (pets) and other non-service animals are not permitted at Butler’s Orchard.

Butler’s is an Integrated Pest Management Farm.  Whenever possible, we treat with natural methods, such as pruning, irrigation, traps, horticultural oils, and predatory bugs.  We farm carefully to increase yield and quality and to be diligent stewards of the land for our community.

Yes, all the produce grown on our farm is GMO free.  Generally, only large-scale crops have GMO seed options. GMO seeds are not practical for small scale farmers like us.  

A flushable toilet is located at the Farm Market.  There are portable restrooms in the Farm Park and in the fields.  A handicap portable restroom is also is located at the Farm Market.

No. In 2020 we moved to a container system for Pick Your Own pricing. When you make your reservation you must purchase at least one container, which includes the cost of the fruit you pick to fill the container. You will receive your purchased container when you check in at the Welcome Gate, and you are welcome to purchase additional containers in the field or at the Welcome 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 pay for the crop that you are picking by purchasing 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. Only Butler’s picking containers (flats, buckets, etc.) can be used for Pick Your Own.