Homestead Farm – It’s Apple Picking Season

Homestead Farm
15604 Sugarland Road
Poolesville, MD 20837
301-977-3761
www.homestead-farm.net  

Homestead Farm is one of our favorite pick-your-own farms in the area. It isn’t as crowded as other farms and it is located in a scenic and peaceful area. I received the email update earlier this week announcing that Honeycrisp apples were in great abundance and ready for picking. So, the girls and I headed out to the farm this afternoon.

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Homestead is open 7 days a week 9-6pm

After entering, we picked up a cart and bucket at the market. It is a bit of a walk from the market to the apple fields, so I gave the girls a ride in the cart.

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Much more fun than the stroller

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Follow the signs

The signs direct you to the rows that are ready for picking. The rows that are not yet ripe are roped off.

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Honeycrisp is Homestead’s fastest selling variety

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Clara did all the picking while Mae & I ate

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Delicious!

After picking apples, we stopped by the cut-your-own flower patch.

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Bags and scissors are provided

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Clara was oohhing & ahhing over the colorful flowers

After picking flowers we headed over to feed the goats. Animal feed is available to purchase in the market.

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Friendly goats

The goat walk is pretty cool! On the far left post is a pulley with a small bucket for food. You can then send the bucket up to the top to entice the goats to climb the beams.

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Goat walk

Today we also saw some chickens and an alpaca. Other times we have been at the farm there have been cows and pigs as well.

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Mr Alpaca was eager to meet us

There is also a hay bale area for the kids to play.

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I love this place!

Other useful info about visiting Homestead Farm:

• No pets allowed
• No birthday parties
• Porta-potties only
• The market sells a variety of seasonally fresh fruits & veggies, local honey, & preserves
• The market accepts credit cards
• A food stand is open on the weekends where they sell hotdogs, hamburgers, desserts, etc
• Sign up on their website for the email updates so you know what is available to pick

We will definitely be going back in a month or so to pick pumpkins and go on a hayride.

 



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