Berry Picking near DC: The Best Pick-Your-Own Berry Farms

Fill your bucket with the sweetest, freshest berries at area farms. Photo courtesy of Great Country Farms
Fill your bucket with the sweetest, freshest berries at area farms. Photo courtesy of Great Country Farms

It is often said that kids are more likely to eat a fruit or veggie if they can grow it or pick it themselves. So if you want your child to experience the sweet taste of berries this summer, head to one of the many pick-your-own berry farms near DC. In addition to yielding the sweetest, freshest berries you can find, berry picking is a fun and educational activity for all ages and a great way for families to spend time outdoors together.

Whether this is your child’s first time at the berry patch or you’re looking to fill pies, jam jars, smoothies, and shortcakes for months to come, check out our list of the best places to go berry picking near DC. At these pick-your-own berry farms, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and more can all can be picked straight from the bush or tree. Many of these farms also offer fun extras like playgrounds and petting zoos.

For more local farm fun, check out out Pick-Your-Own Guide to Farms in Washington, DC.

Note: Though the farms offer a general timeframe for berry picking, actual crop availability depends on weather conditions in any given season. Before visiting any farm, call or check its website for updates on pick-your-own berries and other produce.

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