Apples are a favorite among families, both to pick and to eat! Enjoy a family daytrip this fall to an apple orchard where you can pick apples together.
Apple crop seasons vary but are generally September through October in Maryland, with some varieties possibly starting in August.
To pick an apple, roll the fruit upwards off the branch and give it a twist. Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples on the outside branches will be the ripest. Once picked, they stop ripening.
Apples will store well and can be eaten in a variety of ways: fresh, cooked, frozen, canned and made into many tasty desserts!
Pick your own apples from these Maryland apple orchards for lots of family fun and great memories. Be sure to call before heading out to a farm to check for picking schedules and availability!
Have a favorite you-pick orchard but don't see it on our list? Let us know and we'll add it to the list!
Shaw's Orchard. 5594 Norrisville Road, White Hall. 410-692-2429. shaworchards.com
Weber's Cider Mill Farm. 2526 Proctor Lane, Baltimore. 410-668-4488, weberscidermillfarm.com/webers-farm-barnyard-family-fun.php.
Blades Orchard. 4822 Preston Road, Federalsburg, 410-754-8857. bladesorchard.com
First Fruits Orchard. 8416 Harmony Road, Denton. 410-310-3906, facebook.com/pages/First-Fruits-Orchard/111623418870346
Baugher's Orchard. 1015 Baugher Rd, Westminster. 410-857-0111, baughers.com
Milburn Orchards. 1495 Appleton Rd, Elkton. 410-398-1349, milburnorchards.com (Weekends after Labor Day.)
Gaver Farm. Free hayrides to pick-your-own Fuji, Empire, Gala and Cameo apples. 5501 Detrick Road, Mount Airy, 21771. 301-865-3515, gaverfarm.com
Rock Hill Orchard. 28600 Ridge Rd, Mount Airy. 301-831-7427, rockhillorchard.com
Applewood Farm. 443 Prospect Rd. Whiteford. 443-417-6329, applewoodfarm.org
Belvedere Farm. 2840 Pleasant Rd. Fallston. 410-877-9448, belvederefarm.altervista.org
Lohr's Orchard. 3212 Snake Lane. Churchville. 410-836-2783, lohrsorchard.com/contact-1.html
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