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 available!
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND TO PICK APPLES AT CATOCTIN
PICK YOUR OWN APPLES Saturday Oct. 29 & Sunday Oct.30 will be ????? Check back later in the week for variety
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE TO OUR NEW PICKING HOURS from 10am-3pm
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
It has a long “picking window” which means we can harvest CrimsonCrisp over a four to five week period while enjoying the intense flavor that increases as each week goes along! My picking crew picked our last block of CrimsonCrisp this week for our Retail Market so we will have them for several 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, 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 two weeks.
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!
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.
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
This country store and bakery is awesome! I have been here many times and purchased upwards of 20 pies in the past year (some were gifts). The staff is always friendly. The pies are so tasty! My favorite is the Apple Walnut and Strawberry …
Angela D.Springfield, VA
Great farm market sitting on US 15 in Thurmont. The produce highlight has gotta be the peaches — they’re perfect, the best fresh peaches I’ve ever had — but they carry everything that’s in season, fruits and vegetables, and it’s always good. …
Mark S.Rockville, 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
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,…
Guy S.Frederick, MD
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
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
World’s greatest Apple Butter. Good produce.
Bill L.Potomac, MD
Picked up delicious blueberries and corn – I always love fresh local produce!