This farm has been owned by the same family for four generations (and is open year-round, so remember that for peach season). In addition to apple orchards, you can dig for peanuts and potatoes, or buy cuts of pasture-raised beef and pork.
11324 Pearlstone Lane, Delaplane; 540-592-3701.
Rock Hill Orchard
Rock Hill Orchard grows 20 different varieties of apple — you'll find Melrose, Suncrisp, and Rome at their peak right about now — so you'lll get a bit of an apple education as you pick. Pumpkins, okra, and kale are among the other produce options you'll find in season right now.
28600 Ridge Road, Mount Airy; 301-831-7427.
Great Country Farms
Offering a market full of local produce and hand-crafted goods, barnyard personalities that include Elmer the potbelly pig and Clover the miniature cow, and some kind of festival almost every month, the pick-your-own area is just part of the full day's worth of farm activity here.
18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont; 540-554-2073.
Want the full (adorable) farm experience? In addition to apple orchards, Larriland offers tractor-pulled hayrides through the fields and along a charming creek, and you can even reserve an evening ride that ends around a cozy campfire. Sweetest fall date idea ever? We think so.
2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine; 410-442-2605.
This Montgomery County farm has been supplying fresh produce to Washingtonians for over 60 years, and currently offers pick-your-own apples, dig-your-own potatoes, and even cut-your-own flowers for the perfect centerpiece when you serve up your totally DIY feast. So Martha!
22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown; 301-972-3299.