Berry season is upon us, and the Baltimore area abounds with panoramic pick-your-own (PYO) spots. These five farms and orchards offer plenty of juicy fruits—including blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries—to pick throughout the summer.
Note: PYO start times are reliant on the weather and crop availability. Call ahead to check what’s growing. All farms and orchards require masks and social distancing in the fields.
Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1015 Baugher Road, Westminster
The Baugher family has operated this fruit and vegetable farm since 1904, and the farm property has expanded from 60 to 600 acres. Baugher’s is set to open in late May for strawberry season and will offer cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples and pumpkins through October. Hop on one of the wagons for a quick ride to the fields, then take a lunch break at the market’s picnic tables. Kids will enjoy the playgrounds set up at the market and the petting zoo where they can meet and feed animals such as lambs, goats, donkeys, chickens, pigs and rabbits.
PYO containers can be purchased with the entrance ticket. Pricing TBD.
Opens June 19
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
13734 Baldwin Mill Road, Baldwin
Hybridoma is a certified organic farm that focuses heavily on biodiversity and uses natural fertilization and pest control techniques. The farm is home to 13 acres of blueberries and 4 acres of black raspberries and blackberries, all of which will be available for PYO this summer. All of the other berries and fruits are prepicked and available for purchase. On Saturday nights from 5 to 8 p.m., visitors can jam out to live music and enjoy wood-fired pizzas and blueberry Belgian waffles, ice cream and pies.
PYO berries are $8.50 per pound.
Opens June 2
Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine
Owned by the Moore family, Larriland Farm has operated as a PYO fruit farm since 1973. The PYO season begins in late May or early June with the ripening of the strawberry crop and lasts until the harvest of fall fruits in October. Visitors can expect to find strawberries, sour cherries, red and black raspberries and peaches in the summer months and crisp apples in the fall. The website also features recipe ideas for your fresh picks, including fun creations for kids such as strawberry-banana floats, sundaes and frozen fruit pudding.
Containers are offered in various sizes. Purchase them before picking. Pricing TBD.
Open now until early June, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
5425 Mt. Gilead Road, Reisterstown
Pearlstone Center focuses exclusively on strawberries, so you’ll want to plan quickly before the berries are out of bloom and the fields are picked clean. Visitors are also invited to pack a picnic and enjoy lunch and their freshly picked organic strawberries at the center’s covered pavilion and grassy areas. Weekends can get crowded at the strawberry fields. Consider visiting during the week if you have time.
Berries are $6 per pound. For PYO updates, check the Facebook page or sign up for text alerts.
Dates and hours will be announced regularly on the farm’s Facebook page.
11409 Harford Road, Glen Arm
Owned by Weber’s Cider Mill Farm in Parkville, the Weber family’s Peachberry Farm is set to open for PYO in late May and run through early November. The season will kick off with strawberries and feature raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches and apples as well as cut-your-own flowers.
PYO times are by appointment only and can be reserved online. Pricing TBD.