Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Berry Pickin'

Adam and Melissa knew of a place to go blackberry picking and we went on Sunday.  It was supposed to be overcast and rainy but really was a very nice day.

We are about 45 minutes away from them.  We are staying at Fort Meade RV campground.  It is a bit of a drive, but there are not a lot of good choices in the area.  We like our campground (especially the $28/night price which is very good for this part of the country) and are glad to make the drive to spend time with them.

We met them in Chevy Chase, then all drove out to Butler's Orchards, parked the car in the field and boarded the wagon out to the area.
We arrived at our area and found other folks already there among the rows.
I think it is toward the end of the season, so lots of berries had already been picked.  We were prepared with our own tupperware and small buckets and we wandered up and down the rows getting all we wanted.
It was easy to pick the ones that were ripe and leave the rest.  There was some good looking berries waiting for us!

After we spent about 45 minutes picking, we had all we wanted and rode the tracker wagon back to the cashier.   $12.45 for about 1/2 gallon of berries.  Good price plus a nice outing.  Sadly no pictures of the berries...
Then we made a stop at the produce store and bought some jams and jellies that always make good gifts.

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. We have a few berry farms around here, but I never seem to get there to pick any! Looks like a fun day!

  2. No pictures of the berries?? What! did you eat them all that fast? I know Jim would have. lol

  3. Kathy and I were picking Raspberrys yesterday, they went from not ready to almost overripe in about two days. I ate most I picked. It is a fun old time thing to do. Happy to hear you guys are having family fun.

  4. We've driven through the Ft. Meade CG but haven't stayed there (yet). Not too bad of a price. Did you see the price for the new CG at Ft. Belvoir? $60/night! Looks like they are trying to pay off the construction cost in the first year of operation!