Since most farms are harvesting over the spring summer and fall then getting farm fresh produce during the winter can be a tough challenge. Here in Frederick, Maryland we see enough snow and cold temperatures that you can’t often find farm fresh food in the grocery stores unless you know where to look. In fact, farm fresh food can sometimes only be found at some of our local Frederick farms or farmer’s markets. We’ve found some places where you can find farm fresh food during the winter in Frederick, MD.
Butler’s Orchard is located on Davis Mill Road between Damascus and Germantown and is one of the best places in the area for farm fresh food. They offer a selection of whatever is in season and stay open year round Tuesday to Sunday. They have a selection of local honey, broccoli and cauliflower, pumpkin rolls and holiday decorating crafts. They’re a great place to get farm-fresh produce for your holiday lunches and dinners this year.
Catoctin Mt. Orchard
Catoctin Mountain Orchard is open all week during November and December, on weekends in January and then closed for February 1st to May 1st. They’re located in Thurmont, north of Frederick, and they offer a range of fresh produce and during the fall and winter they are offering kale, cabbage, turnips, broccoli and squash as well as fruits and apples. They also offer a bakery and store with jellies, jams and other home-made items.
Homestead Farms in Poolesville, Maryland, a little south of Frederick, is open on weekends through Christmas and offers apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees and holiday decorations. They’re a smaller farm and close after Christmas and re-open in May.
Farm Fresh Frederick
Farm Fresh Frederick is a farmers market in Frederick that runs from May 1st through November 20th. They have a range of vendors who come to offer seasonal produce and baked goods, jams, butter, pies and other things. They are located on Baughmans Lane in Frederick, just north of the intersection of US-15 and West Patrick Street in the Potomac Physician’s parking lot. Make sure you visit as soon as possible to get your farm fresh thanksgiving produce.
Frederick Virtual Farmers Market
If you’re still looking for more produce you can look at the Frederick virtual farmers market which has a list of places that sell their produce directly to the public. Their hours vary but this website will direct you to the place you need to go in order to find the perfect fruit or vegetable to make your thanksgiving or Christmas dinner a success!
Finding farm fresh winter food in Frederick, MD, is still a challenge but we hope a few of these places will be able to help us out. By checking out some of these farmers markets you’ll be able to track down some of the best farm-fresh food in Maryland and make your holiday dinners a massive success with a ton of fresh fruit and vegetables. Do you have somewhere else you go for farm fresh produce during the