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.

Coming Soon:

Strawberries

Information for Pick Your Own Strawberries (coming soon!):

 

Admission:

$3/person, under 2 years old is free (this includes admission to the Farm Park)

 

Reservations:

  • Picking will be by reservation. More details to come soon!
  • 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.

 

Container Pricing:

Quart

$6.00

1.5-2 lbs

1/2 Flat

$25.00

6-8 lbs

Flat

$45.00

12-16 lbs

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

Peonies

Limited supply this year. Larger field to open 2023!

 

Information for Cut Your Own Peonies:

Days for Cut Your Own Peonies will vary and could change depending on supply. Stay tuned to our website for daily updates!

Cut Your Own is first come, first serve. NO reservations needed, NO admission fee!

 

Pricing:

Cut Your Own must be cut in bundles of 5 stems!
Container, knife, and 5 stems for $9.99
Bundles will be sold in the Farm Market, stop on your way to the field!

Single stems may be purchased, pre-cut, in the Farm Market for $2.99 each.

 

Picking Procedures:

Stop by the Farm Market on your way to the field to purchase your bundles, then drive to the field. It will be just beyond the Farm Market.
Bringing pruners from home is highly recommended.

Interested in FREE admission, NO reservations, AND a discount on Pick Your Own? Check out our 2022 Season Passes!

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

Tart Cherries 

Black Raspberries 

Blueberries

Sugar Snap Peas

English Peas 

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)