THE HARVEST PAGE

PICK YOUR OWN for TUESDAY, September 26, 2017

Larriland Farm provides picking containers for adults. We ask that children share or bring their own containers. Please save your containers and use them for your next visit.

To pick: follow the instructions of the clerk to pick properly ripen fruits/vegetables. Leave unripe fruits/vegetables on the plant to ripen in a few days. Monitor your children. All fruits/vegetables that are picked must be purchased.

  • EMPIRE APPLES. Picking is good. Empire is an all purpose apple with a semi-tart flavor.
  • MUTSU APPLES. Picking is scattered. Mutsu is a sweet, all purpose apple.
  • GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLES. Picking is good. Golden Delicious is a sweet/tart, all purpose apple.
  • IDA RED APPLES. Picking is good. Ida Red is a tart, cooking apple.
  • TOMATOES. Picking is scattered.
  • BEETS. Picking is good.
  • FLOWERS. Picking is good. Many different, beautiful, colorful flowers for cutting.

FALL FESTIVITIES

  • Hayrides: Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 – 4:30. A 20 minute tractor pulled wagon ride around the farm and through the woods that are filled with storybook characters. Fee charged. No reservation needed.
  • The Straw Maze. This year built with round bales and still challenging. Fee charged. All day pass.
  • The Boo Barn. The dark cellar in the bottom of the Red Barn. Fee charged. All day pass. Open every day the farm is open.
  • Apple Fritters, hamburgers and hot dogs. Saturdays and Sundays.

TO PICK APPLES: Use both hands. Lift the apple up and twist the stem to release the apple from the branch. If you pull down on the apple, the branch jerks and other apples fall on the ground.

HARVEST FORECAST:

  • The next varieties of apples to ripen is Cameo.

The following crops are done for this year: strawberries, sweet cherries, gooseberries, currants, tart/sour cherries, peaches, sweet onions, potatoes, seedless table grapes, and blackberries.

It is best to call just before getting in the car to drive here as sometimes all of the ripe fruit gets picked and the field has to be closed for a few days to allow the green berries time to ripen. This website and the telephone recording are updated every day and throughout the day to make sure you get the most up-to-date picking information.

Harvest season begins when the strawberry crop ripens in late May or early June.  The harvest season ends with the apple crop in early November. The first Sunday in November is our last day for the year.  For a complete list of all our crops and their approximate ripening times, please click on the Harvest Calendars below.

Fruit Harvest Calendar , Vegetable Harvest Calendar , Specialties Calendar

THE RED BARN FARM MARKET: 

The Red Barn is open with fresh apple cider, CrimsonCrisp apples, DayBreak Fuji apples, Jonagold apples, Golden Delicious apples, Bartlett pears, Yoinashi Asian pears, white sweet corn, tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, kale, fresh eggs, local cheeses, applesauce, jams and jellies, canning and freezing supplies, snacks and fudge. There is cherry wood and hickory wood for your home smoking and grilling.

Helpful Hints:

During the harvest season, our crops in the field change daily based on the growing season and customer demand. Always call the day you are coming, just before leaving the house, to find out what’s available that day and to avoid disappointment. Call 410-442-2605 or 301-854-6110. The telephone recordings and this website are up-dated  every day and throughout the day, as needed.

  • Fields that are open for picking are staffed with a clerk, check out stand, and price signs. All other fields are closed.
  • Please leave your dogs/pets at home.
  • We provide picking containers for all adults. We ask that children share with their parents or bring their own containers.
  • Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted both in the field and in the Red Barn. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. ATM available in the Red Barn.
  • Please pay at each field where you pick.
  • Larriland’s fields are for picking, not for eating. The picnic area is at the Red Barn.
  • If you would like a weekly e-mail update of crops and picking conditions during the harvest season, please sign up for our Today’s Harvest Newsletter.
  • No drones allowed.

NEWS FROM THE FIELD click here to find out what we are doing in the fields.

Our family thanks you for picking Larriland  Farm!

Moore Family

The Moore Family of Larriland Farm