Across Montgomery County, orchards are blooming and delicious berries are ripening. These three pick-your-own (PYO) farms and orchards are offering a variety of fruit — strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and more — to pick throughout the summer and into fall.
Note: PYO start times are reliant on the weather and crop availability. Call ahead or visit the farm’s website to check what’s growing. Masks and social distancing requirements may vary.
Butler’s June selection includes strawberries, tart cherries, black raspberries, blueberries and peas. Reservations are required, and outside containers are not allowed. If you’re bringing the family, be sure to include time to visit the Farm Park, where kids can race down slides, pedal their own tractors and visit with the farm animals. Admission to the farm is $3 for ages 2+. PYO containers cost $6 (quart), $25 (1/2 flat) and $45 (flat).Tuesdays–Sundays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 22222 Davis Mill Rd., Germantown
Pick-your-own tart cherries are available starting on Thursday, June 10. Later this month, blueberries will be ripe for picking, and Homestead’s peach and blackberry season begins in July. You can stay up-to-date on availability and hours by signing up for Homestead’s weekly emails online. Admission is $2 for ages 2+. Produce is sold separately by the pound. 15604 Sugarland Rd., Poolesville
From late-June to mid-July, this family farm caters exclusively to fresh blueberry picking and provides PYO containers and buckets on-site. Additional in-season fruits and veggies from local farms as well as fruit spreads and honey are available to purchase at Farm at Home’s market. Contact Farm at Home directly for PYO produce pricing. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 7:30-11:30 a.m. 15350 Partnership Rd., Poolesville