Many of us go apple picking and pumpkin picking in the fall, but we often forget that the springtime is high-time for fruit picking as well, when strawberries are budding in the fields and they’re ready to go home with you to your RESA apartment.
This spring, hustle to these farms that are well worth the drive from Washington, D.C. and pick out strawberries that are perfect for strawberry shortcake, pie, salad and more. But don’t wait – strawberry picking season only lasts through early June, so time is ticking!
Butler’s Orchard, located at 22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD which will take you 45 minutes to get to by car, is a family-focused farm with pick-your-own patches, a kids’ play area and hayrides, plus a market and cafe.
Right after graduating, George and Shirley Butler purchased a 37-acre farm with a log house, where the Butler family grew up. Initially they grew 25 acres of peaches and sold them to a local grocery store and at their own small farm market. Now, they have more than 25 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers and trees on over 300 acres.
Gorman Farms, located at 10151 Gorman Rd, Laurel, MD which is a 30 minute journey from home, offers fresh, nutrient rich, flavorful vegetables grown with organic practices on their farms in eastern Howard County and Whitehall, Maryland.
Dave & Lydia Liker started Gorman Farms in 2008 and opened for its first season of production in 2009. In 2015 Gorman Farms purchased 80 acres just down the road in Highland, Maryland. Between the two farms, they are able to implement a long term sustainable rotation for their produce fields. These rotations preserve the ground through hay crops and cover cropping programs.
22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876
10151 Gorman Rd, Laurel, MD 20723