Picking apples is a favorite activity for families, both to pick and to eat! Enjoy a family day trip 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.
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! Some listed below allow for you to pick your own apples while others have fresh already picked apples and other produce for sale.
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! See the map below for the orchard nearest you!
Updating list for 2021 Season. Please check websites for up-to-date information on harvest schedules and hours of operation.
5594 Norrisville Road, White Hall. 410-692-2429
SHAW ORCHARDS offers pick-your-own apples on Saturdays each week from Sept. through about the end of October, as the supply lasts. We will be picking different varieties only as they are in season, so check the RipeLine news to find out which apple will be offered. Gala, and Golden Delicious will start the season, followed by Cameo, Nittany, Pink Lady, Mutsu, and York Imperial. Great picking and a fun wagon trip will combine to make a wonderful memory and an annual family event. We will continue to carry a full range of fresh apples at the market.
Weber’s Cider Mill Farm
2526 Proctor Lane, Baltimore. 410-668-4488
Weber’s Cider Mill Farm is a great stop for pick-your-own (PYO) for tons of produce and fruits. They update their PYO times and harvest frequently through their Facebook Page. Click here for the list of 32 varieties of apples the farm has.
1015 Baugher Rd, Westminster.
Baugher’s Orchard and Farm Market has over 600 acres of fruits, vegetables, and activities! Call ahead for info on picking. Check out their Harvest list with approximate months when the seasonal produce and fruit is available.
5501 Detrick Road, Mount Airy, 21771. 301-865-3515
Pick your own apples at Gaver Farm! Pick apples from the farm’s beautifully trellised apple trees- grown so you can easily pick without the use of ladders. Varieties available include Blondee, Buckeye, Empire, Cameo and Fuji (dependent on what varieties are ready for harvest when you pick). The Orchard is OPEN on fall Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 6 pm.
Rock Hill Orchard
28600 Ridge Rd, Mount Airy. 240-207-3732
Pick your own apples from our apple trees. We have 30+ varieties across several thousand old (20+ years) trees as well as 3,000 newer high density trees. We typically start picking late August and go through early November, weather permitting.
3212 Snake Lane. Churchville. 410-836-2783
Lohr’s Orchard is a family owned and operated farm. Come visit us and enjoy family fun, fresh produce, and fresh pressed cider (when in season)!
2415 Woodbine Rd, Woodbine. 301-854-6110 or 410-442-2605
Our farm is open during the growing season. Our season begins with the ripening of the strawberry crop, in late May or early June, and ends with the apple harvest, in early November. Click on the tabs above for hours and directions. Click on Today’s Harvest tab above for information about pick your own crops.
22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, 301-428-0444, butlersorchard.com
Butler’s Orchard has it all and is a great place to pick your own produce and fruit. Check their website for harvest dates and hours of operation.
15604 Sugarland Rd, Poolesville. 301-977-3761
Weather and demand affect Pick-Your-Own crops availability and approximate times of ripening. Check our Homepage for what is currently in season.
19415 Peachtree Rd, Dickerson. 301-972-8755
By the middle of August we’ll start with Apples and Pears, including the very popular Asian Pears. Keep checking back to see what’s ripened at the Orchard!
18901 Peach Tree Rd, Dickerson. 301-349-4101
Lewis Orchards stocks a wide range of fresh fruit, vegetables, and pies throughout the season at their farm market.
Kent Fort Farm
135 Eastern Lane, Stevensville, 410-643-1650
Pick your own Gingergold Apples and other fresh produce and vegetables. Check their Facebook page for up to date information.