ENJOY SHOPPING IN OUR AIR CONDITIONED MARKET 9 am to 5 pm daily
PICK YOUR OWN APPLES Saturday Sept.24 & Sunday Sept. 25
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE NEW PICKING HOURS from 10am-3pm
Picking Crimson Crisp
Crimson Crisp is a very crisp apple with a great sweet/tart flavor. Great for eating, Sauce, Dumplings, Pies & Salads
PLEASE Call 301-271-2737 just before you leave your home to come Pick Apples Saturday or Sunday
Availability and variety could change along with weather conditions at anytime without notice!
By now many of you know that Crimson Crisp is becoming one of our main Apple varieties for PYO and for our Retail Farm Market
Crimson Crisp is a very “grower friendly” variety to grow since it has much less “growing problems” compared to others like Honeycrisp
It has a long “picking window” which means we can harvest Crimson Crisp over several weeks while enjoying the intense flavor that increases as the season moves on. When you bite in to a Crimson Crisp you will notice that it is a “noisy Apple” or very crisp
The very Hot weather has made it challenging with harvest this year since hot weather holds back color on many varieties, but continues the ripening. Crimson Crisp, on the other hand develops a “crimson red” color even in hot weather. I am happy to report that we will be picking Crimson Crisp again this coming weekend Sept. 24 and 25 from 10 am to 3 pm. Please note the time change.
Wagon Rides to the Pick Your Own Orchard are $1.00. You Must Ride the Wagon to the Pick Your Own Orchard. Thank You
I had been driving past this place for 4 years before a friend of mine told me they had amazing apple dumplings and I should make a stop. That was a year or two ago and I have been kicking myself for not stopping sooner since I’ve moved away. …
Candace C.Palo Alto, CA
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…
It’s a nice little farmer’s market off the beaten path. I didn’t see too much actual produce when I was there, but the selection of jams and pickled veggies was great. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the horseradish pickles I got, and my partner wishes …
Nathan G.Fairfax, VA
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…
Betsy G.Silver Spring, MD
A family friend was generous enough to give us a 1/2 bushel of summer peaches from Catoctin Mount Orchard, and they were soooo good! The first 1/2 bu were yellow summer peaches – they were juicy, ripe, and a decent size. I don’t think we had o…
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
I love this place. Whenever we visit my parents in Frederick I try to make a stop and get some fruits/veggies – and of course a pie.
They have a great selection of fresh and local produce and also an amazing bakery plus ice cream, cheeses,…
Angela T.Chesapeake Beach, MD
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
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
This place has the best apple pie ever! You can go and get a frozen pie then bring it home and bake it yourself or if your real lucky you can get a fresh baked pie.
They also have blackberry (I got one waiting in the freezer), peach, apricot,…