Larriland Farm is a family-owned farm in western Howard County, Maryland in business since 1972.
Originally a dairy operation and then a turf farm, Larriland now grows 10 acres of strawberries, 2 acres of tart cherries, 2 acres of sweet cherries, 1 acre black raspberries, 3 acres of red raspberries, 1/4 acre of purple raspberries, 5 acres of blueberries, 1 1/2 acres of thornless blackberries, 16 acres of peaches, 16 acres of apples and 15-20 acres of vegetables including spinach, beets, tomatoes, broccoli, and pumpkins.
Larriland is THE place to go for U-Pick apples, plums, peaches, broccoli, potatoes, berries, blueberries and much more. The farm isn’t organic but does practice integrative pest management. Plus they have llamas, goats, a snack shack, a big country store, a pond perfect for picnicking and plenty of places to run around and get fresh air.
Larriland is perfect for date, a family outing, a girls get-together or simply a place to pick your own produce.
The farm is especially popular in the fall because they have a small maze perfect for the smaller set (not post-5), a Boo Barn (also cute for the pre-10 year old kids) and a wagon ride. Go into the store to get tickets for whatever activities your family chooses. It’s not expensive compared to other local farms.
How to Get There: from Anne Arundel County, head north to 695 Baltimore Beltway) or Route 32. Take either to Route 70 West. Take the Woodbine exit, go through the circle, then follow the country road past the Amish Built corner, several new, suburban developments and two or three enviably large, genteel homes. You will pass a horse rescue farm on the right then a bit further along a large sign for Moore’s pumpkins.
Head’s up! Larriland is on the left, marked by a dirt road, a large barn and a field of flowers.
Parking: There is plenty of it, including a large lot near the barn. Don’t fight for a space right in front, because there are better spaces on the side. If you want to pick apples, peaches or blueberries, follow the signs past the pond and park in the grass wherever it’s obvious you are allowed to do so.
Toilets: port a potties are located near the main barn and also out in the picking fields. The ones at the entrance of the farm have sinks with real soap.
What to Do: Be sure to pack a picnic, then enjoy Larriland for exactly what it is. The llamas are friendly and funny. Caution: they do spit.
Kids love the maze and wagon ride. You might think they are lame, but look at those little kiddo’s faces and take it for what it’s worth. I highly encourage picking—not only will you go home with plenty of good farm food, but your kids can learn about old fashioned hard work.
Here are some photos of other things you can do.
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