Butler’s Orchard to Close for the Season Starting Christmas Day

by MCS Staff
Butler’s Orchard, “a family-farm providing good, green fun and local produce for over 70 years”, will close for the season starting Christmas Day.

 

The farm, which offer 300 acres of pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, a Farm Market, and special events throughout the year, announced via social media that the Farm Market will be open today from 9am-6pm and Christmas Eve from 9am-2pm to close out the 2021 season.

 

The Farm Park has already closed.

 

Butler’s Orchard history:
Right after graduating, George and Shirley Butler purchased a 37-acre farm with a log house, where the Butler family grew up. Initially we grew 25 acres of peaches and sold them to a local grocery store and at our own small farm market. Now, we have more than 25 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and trees on over 300 acres! Three Butler children earned horticultural degrees from the University of Maryland and lived and worked on the family farm. (The other sister chose the corporate life!) Sadly, the family lost Todd Butler in 2010. He started growing pumpkins as a High School project and this led to our popular Pumpkin Harvest Days and Pumpkin Festival traditions.
The Farm Market History:

Our Farm Market started under an apple tree behind the log house selling peaches. Later, it moved to a former chicken house that still stands on the property as a garage. The red barn was built in 1964 and over the years we increased the variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables we grew and sold. In the 1970’s, we began selling additional products in our Farm Market, including preserves, local honey, gourmet condiments, seasonal decorative items, cider, and more! In 1993, we outgrew our original red barn and expanded the Farm Market to the current facility that you can visit today.

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