Harvesting at Homestead Farm

POOLESVILLE, MD, 5 October 2014– A young girl plays atop the haystacks at Homestead Farm, a popular weekend excursion spot, especially among families. The 230-acre farm was established by James Allnut in 1763 and is still run by his family today. Farm-goers enjoy Homestead’s “Pick-Your-Own” policy, which entails picking produce from that season’s crop and paying by the pound as you exit. Peak harvesting season for apples and pumpkins runs from September through October. Any variety of the orchard’s Suncrisp, Cameo, Enterprise, Fuji or Braeburn apples can be picked by farm-goers for $1.79 per pound.

Allnut's Apples
A girl is framed by a nearby tree as she crunches into a Fuji apple she picked moments before.
Above, children traverse in mounds of hay, running, jumping or sitting to rest after a few hours in the fields.

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