The Perfect Pick
October 29, 2012 1:00 pm ET
Looking for a relaxing weekend just outside DC? Spend this weekend getting lost in the areas many orchards. Wander the rows of trees picking crisp apples right off the branches. Washington Post’s Going Out Guide has created the ultimate list of DC orchards. Here are our three favorites for a weekend you won’t forget:
- Hartland Orchard- Just outside DC, in Markham VA, Hartland Orchard has rich fields of Fuji and Jonagold apples that would be perfect in your next pie! Family owned since the 18th century, Hartland Orchard offer’s families from the DMV a short rural trip full of memories. Looking to see what apples are available? No problem! Call their apple hotline, 540-364-2316, for a full list of what’s available.
- Larriland Farm- October is the perfect time to visit Larriland farms as their best apples are beginning to ripen. With 30+ acres of farm available to forage on your family will be making apple sauce for days! Head their fast before all the apples are scooped up!
- Homestead Farms- Located in the DC’s rural suburb, Poolesville, Homestead Farm will be your family’s best compromise, with everything from apples to pumping for fresh picking your family is sure to find everything necessary for a full afternoon!
To get more information on all the orchards click HERE.
Featured photo by Kight.
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