Monday, August 30, 2010
Of course, if you grow anything that’s edible, your favorite Eat Outdoors activity might be strolling through your own garden and sampling the fruits, vegetables and herbs that are ripe for the picking.
Another great activity that gardeners will particularly enjoy for National Eat Outdoors Day is to visit a pick-your-own fruit or vegetable farm. There are plenty of pick-your-own farms to allow you the true gardeners experience of eating produce fresh from the tree, vine or plant. Below is listing of some of the local farms and what they have available to pick for the next few weeks.
Butler’s Orchard– Germantown, MD – raspberries, blackberries, apples
Crooked Run Orchard– Purcellville, Virginia - apples, plums, Asian pears, red raspberries
Great Country Farms– Bluemont, VA – potatoes, concord grapes
Heartland Farm and Orchard – Markham, VA – peaches, apples
Hollin Farms– Delaplane, VA – Peaches, Black Berries, Tomatoes, Greenbeans, Okra, Sweet Peppers, Summer Squash, Eggplant, Bitter Melon, Chinese Long Beans
Homestead Farm– 20 miles nw of DC in Montgomery County, Maryland – currently has apples
Larriland Farm – Woodbine, MD – peaches, apples, tomatoes, sweet corn
Rock Hill Orchard – Mount Airy, MD – snap beans, red raspberries, apples
Stribling Orchard – Markham, Virginia – peaches and apples
To find more pick your own farms near you, visit this website PickYourOwn.org
*Note: All information was taken from farm websites. Please call ahead to verify dates and products available for picking.
Posted by Betsy S. Franz at 5:41 PM
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