I’m baaaccckkk! I last posted over a month ago. What can I say? Except that this summer is a challenge with kids in camp, swim team, a couple of mini-vacations, and an assortment of social engagements for my Kid, my Tween, and my Teen. But, I’m back ready to write about my favorite topic…Seizing Family Time with Your Tween in the Baltimore Area.
So without further ado, I give you the fruit picking update for popular Howard County fruit farm, Larriland Farm.
Weather report: Saturday and Sunday will be a slight improvement over this week temperature wise. Larriland Farm is several degrees cooler than the city and even the suburbs. The breezes are pleasant, too.
Fruit picking update from the Larriland Farm:
Pick your own today:
1. Yellow, freestone peaches. The varieties are John Boy, Ernie’s Choice, and Jim Dandee. All are yellow, freestone, and all purpose. Peach picking is very good. The peach season lasts until mid September.
2. White peaches. White Lady peaches are white, freestone and all purpose. Peach picking is very good.
3. Nectarines. Nectarines are yellow, freestone and all purpose.
4. Plums. Yellow Shiro plums are ready to pick. Plum picking is good.
5. Thornless blackberries. Blackberry picking is very, very good. The blackberry season lasts until early September. 5.
6. Blueberries. The blueberry picking is still good. The blueberry season is near the end.
7. Red raspberries. The picking is fair. The red raspberry season lasts through September.
8. Tomatoes. The picking is good. There are 3 kinds of tomatoes in this field: red garden, red grape, and red cherry. The pasta/roma tomatoes and the yellow tomatoes will be in the next field, ripening in mid August.
9. Sweet onions. The picking is good. These onions have a higher water content than the yellow onions and store for a shorter period of time, a couple of months rather than several months. Store in a dry, cool place with air space around each onion.
10. Cut your own flower garden is open. Containers provided for all adults. Please stop at the check out stand so we may weigh your empty container before picking.
The Red Barn is open with Beekman and John Boy yellow, freestone peaches, White Lady peaches, nectarines, blueberries, melons, watermelons, Larriland tomatoes, sweet onions, summer squash, zucchini, white sweet corn, peppers, eggplant, fresh herbs, jams and jellies, canning and freezing supplies, and fudge.
Larriland Farm Website: http://www.pickyourown.com
Call or check the website before leaving home for picking updates: 301-854-6110 or 410-442-2605.
Hours of operation:
Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mondays – closed
Tuesdays 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.