Nothing says summer like fresh fruit. Fortunately, you can enjoy farm-to-table produce from local u-pick businesses. An easy day trip from our apartments in Jessup, MD, you’ll enjoy healthy food and support local farms while safely practicing social distancing. Here are three farms near Jessup that you can visit today.
This is a pick-your-own blueberry farm located 40 minutes from Jessup. The farm prides itself on using natural practices to grow blueberries. It’s open by appointment only, so make sure to call ahead before heading over. This season, Berry Daze is selling baskets for your use and asking that you stay six feet away from others and wear masks while picking.
Blueberries are a versatile fruit that you can use in everything from salads to desserts. If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out this five-star blueberry muffin recipe that is sure to become an instant favorite.
Hybridoma Organic Fruit Farm
Pick your own fresh, certified-organic blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries at this farm. It’s a 40-minute drive northeast from Jessup and well worth the trip. Hybridoma Farm is open for picking from the start of summer to mid-September, so you have plenty of time to plan your trip. They offer concessions and refreshments stands if you get hungry while picking. Remember to wear a mask and stay six feet away from other visitors. If you’d like the fresh fruit without picking it yourself, you can also purchase their pre-picked produce. Use your freshly picked blackberries to make this delicious blackberry cobbler.
This u-pick strawberry farm and produce stand is the perfect place to do all your grocery shopping. From peaches to green beans or potatoes to peppers, Chase’s Produce has it all. Make a fun day out of your trip by picking your own fresh strawberries. Best of all, it’s only a 25-minute drive from Jessup. All staff will be wearing proper safety gear, and shoppers and pickers are asked to do the same. Along with great produce, they also offer lots of great recipes on their website.
If you’re looking for more ways to support the Jessup community, check out our blog, such as our post on local florists with delivery services. For more information on our apartments near Columbia, MD, contact us today.Back to all posts