ENJOY SHOPPING IN OUR CLIMATE CONTROLLED MARKET 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday
Saturday & Sunday through October Open 9 am to 6 pm
Stay tuned. We may have PYO Apples the first weekend in November if the weather is “Nice” and supply of Apples is available!
IT LOOKS TO BE A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND TO PICK APPLES AT CATOCTIN
PICK YOUR OWN APPLES Saturday Oct. 29 & Sunday Oct.30. Will be picking Early Pink Lady from 10 am to 3 pm
PLEASE Call 301-271-2737 just before you leave your home to come Pick Apples
Availability and Variety could change along with weather conditions at anytime without notice!
Entrance Fee to the Pick Your Own Orchard is $1.00 which includes a Wagon Ride to the Orchard. We ask you to PLEASE ride the Wagon!
By now many of you know that CrimsonCrisp is becoming one of our main Apple varieties for PYO and for our Retail Farm Market
CrimsonCrisp is a very “grower friendly” variety to grow since it has much less “growing problems” compared to others like Honeycrisp
My picking crew picked our last block of CrimsonCrisp last week for our Retail Market so we will have them for a few weeks if you missed picking them this year.
We are planting more CrimsonCrisp trees in April 2017 to help meet the demand for this great All Purpose variety!!!
AUTUMN GALA is sweet and the crispiest of ALL Gala varieties. It was found here on a limb of a “Kidd`s D8″ Gala tree over 20 years ago. We did Patent this Apple. We name it “Harry Black Gala” in memory of my father after he died in 1998. The “Trade” Name or the listing at the Tree Nurseries is “Autumn Gala”. Many Nurseries all over the world have test trees planted to see how it performs in other climates. Autumn Gala ripens in mid to late September compared to other Gala , that ripen in late August. It is the firmest or crunchiest of All the Galas too! Because Autumn Gala is so sweet, you can leave out the sugar when cooking your favorite recipe. Eating, Cooking, All Purpose use.
Our Peach Season has come to an end for 2016. Hope you were able to enjoy some!
If not, we do have some “Home Canned Peaches” on the shelves !
Decorate for Fall with Pumpkins- Large, Medium, Small, Mini, Green & Autumn Striped Cushaws , Polar Bear, Speckled Hound,
Speckled Swan, Long Island Cheese, Blue Hubbards, Fairytale, Knuckleheads,
Our “PUMPKIN TREE” is built! Stop by for some Memorable Pictures with your Family and Friends!
We have a wonderful Stayman crop to keep you supplied through Christmas!
The supply of Empire, a cousin of Cortland, should last to near Christmas.
We are happy to supply a variety of Apples & Pears to Frederick County Public Schools nearly all year!
Kiwi Berries, Fuji, Granny Smith, Early Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, CrimsonCrisp, Cameo, Concord & Niagara Grapes,
Nittany Apples! Those wanting Nittany should try to get them over the next week.
Our demand for them has been increasing over the years. so don`t miss out!
Crimson Crisp & Autumn Gala apples, Magness, Bosc, & Seckel Pears are great for packing lunches
Fresh Fruit Pies, Apple Dumplings, Banana Nut Bread, Apple Spice Bread, Cookies, Brownies, Apple Cider Donuts, Pumpkin Donuts,
Jams, Preserves, Apple Butter, Local Honey, Maple Syrup, HoneyCrisp Apple Sauce,
Apple Cider, HoneyCrisp Apple Cider, & Pear Cider
( Remember – You can Freeze any of the fresh Ciders to enjoy all year long! Just remove a cup full from the plastic jugs to allow for expansion, replace the cap, and place it in your Freezer to enjoy anytime till you get back to Catoctin for more!)
Dressings, Relishes, Hot Sauce, BBQ Sauces and much more!
Swiss Chard, Peppers, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, & Kale
BRING THE FAMILY OUT TO CUT YOUR OWN FLOWERS
TO MAKE THAT SPECIAL CENTER PIECE FOR YOUR HOME, WEDDINGS, PICNICS,
OR TO CHEER UP A FRIEND!
ATTENTION PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS! There is a new “Photo Policy” at Catoctin.
We are charging $50.00 per afternoon/evening shoot. You will need to be here by 4:50 pm to pay your fee on the day you want to come. If you are shooting after 5 pm, you are allowed in our two Flower Gardens here at the Market. For your safety, we ask you to be out of the Flower Gardens before dark so no one falls because they can`t see. Thank You for understanding.
The market is open Monday through Thursday 9 am to 5 pm.
Saturday & Sunday through October Open 9 am to 6 pm.
Please call 301-271-2737 and our staff will help you!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your Questions or for more information
Please Sign up on our website to receive an email on our Weekly Crop Update
Sorry, No Pets are allowed in Pick Your Own Fields
Please Call 301-271-2737 for Picking Hours & Apple Variety Information just before you leave your home
FUJI, GOLDRUSH, PINK LADY Apples
Catoctin Mountain Orchard
is a family-owned business that has been in operation since 1948 and continues to provide quality Fruit, Berries, & Vegetables
for You & Your Family to enjoy!The 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Generation of the Harry Black Family strive very hard to plant and grow the best tasting varieties that keep you coming back for more!
We want to Thank All of our Wonderful Customers for stopping by for the Great Products we have for You.
Ok, so technically Catoctin Mountain Orchard is closed until May 1 (though their Web site proclaims that you can still shop online!). But I think we are all ready for spring, and I know I will be heading back to the orchard when it reopens.
Brandi K.Frederick, MD
Catoctin Mountain Orchards (CMO). There’s only one way to describe them. They sell nature’s candy.
I absolutely hate eating fruit. I never ever buy fruit and don’t like to eat it. I think it’s because I don’t like anything sour. And if …
Sang K.Gaithersburg, MD
Picked up delicious blueberries and corn – I always love fresh local produce!
Dee B.Bethesda, MD
While driving to a wedding yesterday the hubby and I decided to see what the hustle and bustle was about at this little market place. Pulling up the place was packed! Once inside we saw fresh fruit, jam, cakes, pies and all other goodies you can…
Jerica D.Loudoun County, VA
What a cute find!
After an unsuccessful apple shopping trip at a different orchard, we accidentally wound up here. As we approached, we could tell Catoctin was in a way different league.
To start, they have a cute outdoor area and all arou…
Usagi T.Anchorage, AK
What a wonderful market! We live in PA and stopped here on our way back from WV as we are fans of fresh fruit and veggie vendors.
As soon as you walk in, the overwhelming, delicious smell of fresh pies puts a smile on your face. They have a h…
Jenna H.Philadelphia, PA
A favorite visit of ours every fall, this place has some of the best apple-based products around! At least once a year we’ll travel the hour up here to stock up on apples, apple pies, apple cider, and various preserves and snacks. Prices are fai…
Brook H.Columbia, MD
Love coming here after going up to Gettysburg, PA. Bought a Apple/Cranberry Pie that is very good right now, along with some Apple Cider. My Daughter got a piece of Fudge along with a Cake Lollipop.
Always love coming here and walking alo…
Brian H.Fairfax, VA
Stop in on your way down 15 and pick up some absolutely great baked goods and fresh fruit and produce. Their apples are a great deal, too, especially if you buy a lot of them. Half a bushel for about $20 and they last a long time. When you watch…
We paid a visit today during pumpkin season to get out and look at the leaves, buy some fresh goodies, and soak in sunshine and fresh air.
This place is hoppin! Inside the store, the bakery is pumping out the mouth watering scents from freshl…