Check out these local farms and orchards, only a short drive from the DMV. Pick your own apples, a pumpkin (or two) and enjoy fun fall activities.
Montgomery County, Md.
Butler’s Orchard – Pick your own apples, pumpkins, raspberries, flowers, tomatoes, herbs, peppers and squash. 22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, Md 20876; 301-428-0444. butlersorchard.com
Homestead Farm – Pick your own apples, fall mums, pumpkins, gourds, tomatoes, peppers, and various vegetables. 15604 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, Md. 20837. homestead-farm.net
Carroll County, Md.
Baughers – PYO Pumpkins, apples, strawberries, peaches, cherries and nectarines. Fall pumpkin patch and hayride, apple cider and petting zoo. 1015 Baugher Road, Westminster, Md. 21158; 410-857-0111. baughers.com
Howard County, Md.
Clark’s Elioak Farm – PYO pumpkins, locally grown produce and meats. Enchanted Forest attractions, petting farm, train rides, fairy forest, pony rides and picnic area. 10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, Md. 21042; 410-730-4049. clarklandfarm.com
Larriland Farm – PYO apples – Crimson Crisp and Empire. Check website for other fruits, vegetables and flowers. 2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD 21797; 301-854-6110. pickyourown.com
Prince George’s County, Md.
Montpelier Farms – PYO pumpkins – big ones, little ones, green ones and orange ones! 1720 Crain Highway North, Upper Marlboro, Md. 20774; 410-320-0464. montpelierfarms.com
Loudoun County, Va.
Brossman’s Family Farm – Pumpkins, gourds, mums, hay bales, corn shocks Indian corn, firewood and more. 14740 James Monroe Hwy, Leesburg Va. 20176; 703-777-1127. brossmansfarm.com
Great Country Farms – PYO Gala apples and visit their corn maze. 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, Va. 20135; 540-554-2073. greatcountryfarms.com
Fauquier County, Va.
Hollin Farms – Pick your own apples – Empire, Early Fuji, Golden Delicious and Grimes Golden. 1524 Snowden Road, Delaplane, Va. 20144; 540-623-8854. hollinfarms.com
Messick’s Farm Market – PYO pumpkins, strawberries, blackberries, herbs, tomatoes and flowers. 6025 Catlett Road, Bealeton, VA 22712; 540-439-8900. messicksfarmmarket.com
Culpeper County, Va.
Round Hill Farm – PYO pumpkins, apples, mums and more. Old-fashioned hayrides, a barnyard petting zoo, corn maze and pony rides. 6347 Everona Road, Culpeper, Va. 22701; 540-308-8245. round-hill-farm.com
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