Peach Picking


It’s an absolutely beautiful day at the end of August (high 70s, low humidity?!?!?) so my friend and I decided to go peach picking at a local farm.  This place is amazing.  You can head out there almost year round to pick seasonal fruit at your leisure.  It is dangerous in the sense that you pick and pick, maybe take sample to refuel, then pick and pick.  When you eventually get to the register you realize you have pounds and pounds of amazing fruit.  When you go to the grocery store you’re aware of what you get.  But, oh well.  This is FUN!  This place is called Homestead Farm and is located in Poolesville, MD, about 30-45 minutes outside of DC.

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You start by picking your box to collect your goods.  Why not go with the big one today?

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You can get a ride to the peach trees or you can walk.  It’s such an amazing day, we had to walk.  Once there, we saw there were about 5 rows of peach trees.  We had to go fairly deep in the rows to find trees that still had the goods.  Then, let the picking begin.

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As mentioned, you just go and go.  I worked to get some not-so-ripe ones so they’d last longer.  I was also thinking I can chop some and put them in the freezer.  My friend and I did sample a couple to keep us going.  We eventually decided to call it quits.

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We headed back to the main entrance to check out.  They also have a ton of other veggies.  I picked up some cherry tomatoes.  (Oh, the peaches were $1.79/lb).

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Per the Farm, apples are available for picking next week.  That will be some Labor Day weekend fun.  Bring on the fruit.

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