'Pick Your Own' Berry Farms
Where can I find Pick Your Own farms with fresh blueberries or strawberries? I'm looking something within easy driving of D.C. (under 1 hour). Organic/no spray or low spray would be great, but isn't necessary.
Larriland Farms in Woodbine. It might be at the one-hour limit depending on where you live, but it is absolutely terrific. Professionally run, but family run. So it is very personal, but there is a clear Web site that tells you what is available today and clear signs to get to the right fields, etc. Plus, great fruit.
2415 Woodbine Rd, Woodbine, MD
I second (or really third) the vote for Larriland. They have blueberries, blackberries,
I think 3 different types of raspberries plus so many other things. Professionally
run as you said, HowChowBlog, but still has a family-run feel. Very nice and
peaceful. Easy to get to off I-70.
Bad year for strawberries. Homestead Farm in Montgomery County has probably the best operation - always a good supply, but this year the quality is down. Moutoux Orchards in Loudon has strawberries. They are known mostly for their peaches (not pick your own) and sour cherries (they will be ready in a couple of years after having relocated). Many places that regularly have strawberries are already out for the season. Blueberries are mid to late summer. Always call first.
I've been to both Larriland and Homestead, and I prefer Larriland. The fields are neater and the picking easier.