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
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
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
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…
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
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
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
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
I always stop here when I’m driving along 15. I have always found the most stunning produce here. Their baked goods and apple ciders are by far the best in the region. Their apple cider donuts are the best I’ve ever had, and definitely one of my…