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Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard, LLC 278 Leavenworth Road (Route 110), Shelton 203-926-1098 Farm opens in September; check the website for exact opening date. Apple picking: 10am-5pm weekends in September and October. Cash or check only. Dwarf apple trees for easy picking. Cider press on location. Farm store with apple cider and donuts, maple syrup, local honey, pumpkin cheesecake, fruit butter, jams and jellies.
Silverman’s Farm 451 Sport Hill Road, Easton 203-261-3306 Apple picking mid-August through mid-October, 9:30am-4:30pm daily. Peaches available through mid-September and pumpkins available mid-September to October. Animal petting park, farm market, greenhouse, and tractor rides through October.
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Dondero Orchards 529 Woodland St., South Glastonbury 860-659-0294 Pick-your-own peaches and plums through September; apples and pears through October, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 8am-6pm, during the fall. Bakery with donuts, pies, and other baked goods. Greenhouse with flowers and mulch.
Easy Pickin’s Orchard 46 Bailey Road, Enfield 860-763-3276 (FARM) Pick-your-own apples late August through the end of October; pears; and raspberries, Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm (closed Tuesdays); Friday-Sunday 9am-5pm. Vegetable and flower gardens available for picking and cutting. Cash or check only.
Karabin Farms 894 Andrews St., Southington 860-620-0194 Apple and pumpkin picking on weekends (Friday-Monday) September through October, 9:30am-4pm. Store open daily with farm-raised beef products, chicken, pork, vegetables, and eggs available for sale. Call for updates on hours.
Rogers Orchards 336 Long Bottom Road, Southington2876 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington 860-229-4240 Apple picking Labor Day Weekend through October, Friday-Sunday and holiday Mondays 10am-5pm (weather permitting). Apple cider donuts, pies, and local products available at on-site farm store; open daily, August through mid-May.
Averill Farm 250 Calhoun St., Washington Depot 860-868-2777 Pick-your-own apples in mid-August through Thanksgiving on a scenic family farm; pick-your-own pears through early October. Open 9:30am-5:30pm daily. Pre-picked fruit, apple cider, hard cider, donuts, jams, jellies, honey, and flowers available on the farm through November.
Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm 461 Cornwall Bridge Road (Route 4), Sharon 860-364-0025 Apple picking September through early November; call for hours. Blueberries and raspberries available for picking while they last. Family-fun hayrides, corn maze, and apple cider for tasting. Pre-picked fruit and vegetables, fresh-baked pies, fresh pretzels, apple cider vinegar, jam, honey, maple syrup, freshly-ground peanut butter and cider donuts available for purchase. Interactive train display in store area.
March Farm 160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem 203-266-7721 Apple and pumpkin picking September through October, 10:30am-5pm daily. Farm market with homegrown fruits and vegetables. Bakery with cider donuts and other baked goods and specialty items. Picnic areas, animal yard, hayrides, corn maze, and farm hiking trails.
Bishop’s Orchards 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford 203-458-PICK (7425) Apple picking available from mid-August through late October. Call PYO hotline for daily picking updates on the farm. Raspberry and peach picking also available for the season. Pumpkins start in mid-September. Check out the Bishop’s Farm Bakery for homemade sweet treats and Bishop’s Orchards Kitchen for delicious prepared entrees. Fresh cider and Bishop’s Orchards Winery on site.
Drazen Orchards 251 Wallingford Road, Cheshire 203-272-7985
Apple picking through October, 10am-6pm daily. Pick-your-own blueberries, pears, peaches, nectarines, and plums also available. Farm stand with pre-picked fruit, locally grown vegetables, local honey, pies, and cider.
Hickory Hill Orchards 351 S. Meriden Road (Route 70), Cheshire203-272-3824 Pick-your-own apples, pears, peaches, and nectarines late August through November, 9:30am-5pm daily. Country store with apple cider, donuts, pies, and other baked goods, as well as gourmet foods, open 9:30am-6pm daily.
Scott’s Yankee Farmer, LLC 436 Boston Post Road (Route 1), East Lyme 860-739-5209 Apple and pumpkin picking through late October. Open Monday-Friday 11am-5pm; weekends 10am-5 pm, Farm stand open 8am-6pm daily. Wagon rides available on the weekends. 2-acre corn maze on-premises.
Wright’s Orchard and Dried Flower Farm 271 S. River Road, Tolland 860-872-1665 Apple picking through October. Pick-your-own pumpkins in September and October. Farm store with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, cider donuts, and pies. Dried flower and basket barn. Open Monday- Saturday 12:30-5:30pm; Sunday 1-5:30pm.
Buell’s Orchard 108 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford 860-974-1150Apple picking begins after Labor Day and continues through October, Monday-Saturday, 8am-5pm. Harvest Festival every Columbus Day weekend. Farm store with a variety of apple items on-site. Horse Listeners Orchard 317 Bebbington Road, Ashford 860-429-5336 Apple picking through October, Tuesday-Friday 10-4pm; weekends 9am-6pm. Farm store with pies and pre-picked fruits and vegetables. Pony rides, and tractor-pulled train rides available on select weekends. Woodstock Orchards, LLC 494 Route 169, Woodstock 860-928-2225 Apple picking Sept. 1 through mid-October, 9am-5pm daily. Farm stand with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, apple cider, honey, honey pollen, maple syrup, specialty hot sauces, jams and jellies, and Vermont cheese.
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