Fall Fun: Apple Picking

by Liz Jones | September 2, 2019 1:00 am


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Not only is apple-picking a great way to spend the day with your family, but it also provides an opportunity to show children where this kid-favorite fruit really comes from!

Since crops are weather-dependent, it’s always wise to call ahead to each farm to check field conditions, as well as product availability.


Crooked Run Orchard[2] | Purcellville, VA
About 25-miles from Dulles International Airport

Crooked Run Orchard is a small, family-run working farm on the outskirts of Purcellville that offers seasonal you-pick opportunities. Enjoy picking apples, pears, plums, blackberries, and more!


Great Country Farms[3] | Bluemont, VA
About 34-miles from Dulles International Airport

Plenty of friendly barnyard friends awaits your visit at this working farm! Make a day of it by playing on rope swings or a giant jumping pillow, playing a round of putt-putt, or enjoying a country hayride. Great Country Farms offers an extensive selection of seasonal pick-your-own and dig-your-own crops including strawberries, cherries, plums, peaches, apples, potatoes, and more!


Homestead Farm[4] | Poolesville, MD
About 35-miles from Dulles International Airport

Located on 230-acres, Homestead Farm was founded in 1763 and is one of the longest-operating, family-owned farms in Montgomery County. Open Spring through Fall, they have a variety of you-pick opportunities.


Hollin Farms[5] | Delaplane, VA
About 38-miles from Dulles International Airport

A fourth-generation family farm, Hollin Farms specializes in a wide variety of agricultural products, including grass-fed, natural Angus beef, hay for livestock, and seasonal pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Pick-your-own opportunities to the community extend throughout the late spring, summer, and early fall. Basil and flowers are also often available on a cut-your-own basis.


Valley View Farm[6] | Delaplane, VA
About 38-miles from Dulles International Airport

Just south of Sky Meadows State Park, this historic 500-acre farm offers seasonal you-pick opportunities, including peaches and apples.


Butler’s Orchard[7] | Germantown, MD
About 38-miles from Dulles International Airport

At the 100-acre, family-owned Butler’s Orchard, you’ll enjoy pick-your-own produce opportunities — seasonally they offer blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, and more. Plus, they offer dig-your-own potatoes, cut-your-own flowers, and pick-your-own herbs and tomatoes!


Hartland Orchard[8] | Markham, VA
About 45-miles from Dulles International Airport

Hartland Orchard, a family-owned farm, offers pick-your-own opportunities seasonally. Enjoy getting fruit right from the stem, including raspberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, and apples!


Mackintosh Fruit Farm[9] | Berryville, VA
About 45-miles from Dulles International Airport

Mackintosh Fruit Farm is open seasonally for pick-your-own fruit and vegetable opportunities. Take advantage of delicious apple, peach, berry, vegetable, and pumpkin-picking!


Stribling Orchard[10] | Markham, VA
About 45-miles from Dulles International Airport

A family-owned farm and orchard, Stribling Orchard specializes in peaches, plums, and apples for picking. Located in Virginia’s scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, Stribling Orchard is over 200-years-old and features a wide variety of farm-fresh produce and products. Parents and kids will enjoy the fresh fruit, baked goods, farm animals, educational tours, and beautiful, historic buildings.


Larriland Farm[11] | Woodbine, MD
About 45-miles from Dulles International Airport

Family-owned Larriland Farms is open seasonally for an impressive pick-your-own produce selection, including yellow freestone peaches, thornless blackberries, red raspberries, tomatoes, and even flowers. They also host events during the fall, but it’s their hayrides that are the biggest draw. On these rides, traverses the farm, a stream, and woods decorated for Halloween. Stop at the pumpkin field for picking, then travel through the woods decorated with storybook characters handcrafted by the Larriland artists, and finish with a campfire!


Rock Hill Orchard[12] | Mount Airy, MD
About 46-miles from Dulles International Airport

Rock Hill Orchard offers a huge variety of pick-your-own produce opportunities throughout the year, including peaches, apples, eggplant, herbs, and even cut-your-own flowers! From approximately June until mid-October, the community is invited to their garden bed where almost 2-dozen varieties of flowers are grown! The fall offers pick-your-own pumpkins and other winter produce, as well as a multi-acre corn maze!


Gaver Farm[13] | Mount Airy, MD
About 50-miles from Dulles International Airport

Gaver Farms is a great place to bring the kids for their annual Fall Festival where you are invited to pick pumpkins daily or visit on the weekends to pick apples. Their Festival offers dozens of attractions, including a petting zoo of farm animals, giant slides, duck races, ball games, and their amazing corn maze!


Catoctin Mountain Orchard[14] | Thurmont, MD
About 59-miles from Dulles International Airport

Open since 1948, Catoctin Mountain Orchard offers pick-your-own apples on most weekends in September and October. When you visit, look for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation of the Harry Black Family who work very hard to bring you the safest and greatest tasting fruit, berries, and vegetables grown in their rich soils!


Rinker Orchards[15] | Stephens City, VA
About 60-miles from Dulles International Airport

Rinker Orchards has been open to the community for pick-your-own apple opportunities since 1972! This 3rd-generation apple orchard nestled in Frederick County offers many types of apples, including Red and Golden Delicious, Isa Red, Rome, and more!


Marker-Miller Orchards[16] | Winchester, VA
About 63-miles from Dulles International Airport

Marker-Miller Orchards is open to the public for pick-your-own opportunities and special events throughout the year. Come mid-summer, visitors are invited to pick peaches, red raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, and more. August and late summer bring apples, with pumpkins soon to follow! Most notable are the Orchards’ annual fall events, including their Apple Harvest Festival, Pumpkin Festival, and Bakery Festival.


Disclaimer/Terms[17]: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this DullesMoms.com post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.

#FallGuide[18]

Endnotes:
  1. More Fall-Inspired Fun: https://dullesmoms.com/?s=%23FallGuide
  2. Crooked Run Orchard: http://crookedrunorchard.com/
  3. Great Country Farms: http://www.greatcountryfarms.com/
  4. Homestead Farm: http://www.homestead-farm.net/
  5. Hollin Farms: http://www.hollinfarms.com/
  6. Valley View Farm: https://www.valleyviewva.com/pick-your-own-orchard/
  7. Butler’s Orchard: http://www.butlersorchard.com/
  8. Hartland Orchard: http://www.hartlandorchard.com/
  9. Mackintosh Fruit Farm: http://www.mackintoshfruitfarm.com/
  10. Stribling Orchard: http://striblingorchard.com/
  11. Larriland Farm: http://www.pickyourown.com/
  12. Rock Hill Orchard: http://www.rockhillorchard.com/
  13. Gaver Farm: http://www.gaverfarm.com/
  14. Catoctin Mountain Orchard: http://www.catoctinmountainorchard.com/
  15. Rinker Orchards: http://www.rinkerorchards.com/
  16. Marker-Miller Orchards: http://www.markermillerorchards.com/events/festivals/
  17. Terms: http://dullesmoms.com/terms-conditions/
  18. #FallGuide: https://dullesmoms.com/?s=%23FallGuide

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