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    Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard
    278 Leavenworth Rd. (Route 110), Shelton, CT 06484. Phone: (203) 926-1098.

    U-pick: apples. Open: Sept.-Oct for apples but call ahead for availability, varieties, and conditions. Watch as apples are pressed into cider. Farm store features farm-baked products, cider donuts, maple syrup, local honey, fruit butter, jams & jellies. The farm store is open mid Sept.-Dec. 24

    Blue Jay Orchards
    125 Plumtrees Rd., Bethel, CT 06801. Phone: 203-748-0119.

    U-pick apples, pumpkins.  Honey from hives on the farm, cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and pre-picked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Open: August to Thanksgiving 7 days a week from 10 am to 5:30 pm Pick Your Own Hours are 7 days a week from 10am to 5:00 pm After Thanksgiving thru December 24th open Thursday thru Sunday 10 to 5:30.  Pick your own apples is from late August to early November (based on picking conditions).  Pumpkins start the last weekend of September and run through the month of October. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch are weekends only Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.

    Candee Farm
    456 Morehouse Rd., Easton, CT, 06612. Phone: 203-268-5623.

    U-pick: raspberries.  Open: beginning mid-July depending on what is ripe; through mid/late September. Official opening time is 10 AM. Has port-a-potties available for public. Cash only business. Has recipes for many raspberry dishes/treats. Pre-picked vegetables: tomatoes, various types of squash, cucumbers, many varieties of peppers, eggplant, corn on the cob (trucked in fresh every morning from upstate CT).

    Jones Family Farms
    Route 110 & Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton, CT 06484. Phone: (203) 929-8425.

    U-pick: strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins, and Christmas trees. A 400-acre family farm since 1848. Berry picking is at the Valley Farm or Pumpkinseed Hill.

    McLaughlin Vineyards
    14 Albert's Hill Rd., Sandy Hook, CT 06482. Phone: 203-426-1533.

    U-pick: pumpkins.  Open October. Our hours are: Daily 11 am to 5 pm We are a multi-seasonal operation that offers year-round wine tastings, winery tours, wine education seminars, hiking trails, gift shop, maple syrup production tours, pumpkin picking, hayrides, and bald eagle viewing.

    Silverman's Farm
    451 Sport Hill Rd., Easton, CT 06612. Phone: 203-261-3306

    U-pick peaches, apples and plums.  Gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours (hayrides – sometimes – check website for details). Crops are usually available in July, August, September.  Open: Seven Days a Week Weather Permitting. See Website. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Seasonal cider. Beautiful greenhouse and florist.  We have dozens of varieties! Please refer to our apple chart. And May through August is a great time for a birthday party at the animal park. Call for details.

    Warrups Farm
    51 John Read Rd.,West Redding, CT 06896. Phone: (203) 938-9403.

    U-pick vegetables, salad greens, garlic, herbs, flowers, peaches, pumpkins. Farm stand open Tuesday – Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, July – October. Please call to see what is available.

    White Silo Farm and Winery
    32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: (860) 355-0271.

    U-pick: rhubarb, raspberries, blackberries.Rhubarb May – June. Raspberries, blackberries August to October.  Raspberry, blackberry, rhubarb wine made with our own fruit. Winery open May – Dec. on Friday, Saturday, and Sun. 12 pm to 5 pm.

    Hartford County

    4-H Center at Auer Farm
    158 Auer Farm Rd., Bloomfield, CT 06002. Phone: (860) 242-7144.

    U-pick: blueberries and raspberries. The 4-H Education Center is a non-profit corporation with a mission to teach the science of agriculture. PYO Blueberries and raspberries support our mission.

    Appleberry Farm
    749 North Stone St.,West Suffield, CT 06093. Phone: (860) 668-7252.

    U-pick: apples, peaches, pears, pumpkins, raspberries. Call for availability. Salesroom open 1 – 5 pm. Seasonal.

                  

    Belltown Hill Orchards
    483 Matson Hill Rd., South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: (860) 633-2789.

    U-pick cherries, apples, peaches, nectarines, pears, raspberries, plums, blueberries, tomatoes, and pumpkins. U-pick blueberries, raspberries, and cherries daily.  U-pick nectarines, pears, pumpkins & plum tomatoes weekends. Weekend hayrides to PYO fields. Call for picking info. Picking hours: cherries & berries: Mid-June – September, Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am – 5:30pm, tree fruits, pumpkins & tomatoes: Mid-July – October, Saturday & Sunday 8am – 5:30pm.

    Berruti's Harvest House
    1098 Main St., South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: 860-657-8158.

    U-pick apples, pumpkins & flowers.  Open: daily, from 8 am to 7 pm.  Our nostalgic farm stand also has baked goods, fruits, & veggies, local honey, & maple syrup.

    Brown's Harvest
    60 Rainbow Rd., Route 75, Windsor, CT 06095. Phone: (860) 683-0266.

    U-pick pumpkins. Free weekend hayrides to pumpkin patch starting September 27, 10 am to 6 pm.  Children’s groups weekdays by appt.  Open 10 am to 6 pm for pumpkins, mums, cider donuts, cornstalk maze.

    Botticello Farms
    209 Hillstown Rd., Manchester , CT 06040. Phone: 860-649-2462.

    U-pick: eggplant, onions, peppers, tomatoes.  Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and pre-picked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms.  Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open Seven days 8AM to 7:30PM (later during Christmas Season) Seasonal: Open Seven days 8AM to 7:30PM (later during Christmas Season) Garden annuals and perennials available as early as Mid-March beginning with pansies. Easter Plants, Mothers Day hanging baskets, herbs, vegetable plants May 1-July. Hydroponic Tomatoes May 15-July 15, Corn July 4th-until Frost, Squash, cukes, pickles, tomatoes, peppers, beans: July 4th until frost. Pumpkins, corn stalks, mums August 20th through October 31st. Open for Christmas with Trees, wreaths, poinsettias Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We practice Integrated Pest Management-A sustainable approach to managing pests.

    Bushy Hill Orchard
    29 Bushy Hill Rd., Granby, CT 06035. Phone: 860-653-4022.

    U-pick apples, raspberries.  Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), pre-picked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, school tours.  Crops are usually available in September, October.  Open: See our website for current hours. Payment: Cash, Check. Over twenty different and unusual apple varieties on trellised trees (easy to reach, lots of fruit). Also have blueberries for sale in July and delicious, juicy old peach varieties in August and September. U-Pick raspberries in September. Fresh cider. Amazing cider doughnuts. Bakery with fresh made pies and tea breads. Open from August through end of November.

    Dondero Orchards
    529 Woodland St., South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: (860) 659-0294.

    U-pick: rhubarb, apples, peaches, plums, blueberries, black raspberries & strawberries, pears, flowers, pumpkins, tomatoes & lettuce.  We also grow other fruits, vegetables & herbs.

    Dzen Brothers Farm
    Barber Hill Rd., South Windsor, CT 06074. Phone: (860) 644-4575.

    U-pick: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pumpkins and Christmas trees. We offer PYO and fresh-picked . Farm stand offering produce, plants, & soft serve ice cream

    Dzen Tree Farm
    215 Barber Hill Rd., South Windsor, CT 06074. Phone: (860) 648-2233.

    U-pick: blueberries, Christmas trees.   We offer PYO blueberries in June and PYO red raspberries in June and July. We offer cut your own Christmas trees in December. Visit our website at for more details.

    Easy Pickin's Orchard
    46 Bailey Rd., Enfield, CT 06082. Phone: (860) 763-FARM/763-3276.

    U-pick apples, peaches, plums, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, vegetables, flowers & pumpkins. Wagon rides.  Open: Monday – Thursday 9:00-12:00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 – 5:00 Labor Day & Columbus Day 9:00 – 5:00.  Not only do we grow over 100 different varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs, we offer you the opportunity to pick these treasures from our gardens and groves. In addition to being exciting and enjoyable, the fresh air, sunshine, and quiet beauty of our farm can be refreshing for the spirit and soul. The kids will enjoy an outing at the farm with all the sites and activities, but don’t miss the chance to teach them about the garden. Many kids don’t have an opportunity to learn about farms or “where the food comes from.” At EASY PICKIN’S you can show them how each fruit, vegetable, flower, or herb grows. (Don’t worry, we use a lot of signs to help you out, even with the tough ones!) If you or your kids want to learn even more about the farm you can have your group or school sign up for one of our outings or tours.

    Futtner's Family Farm
    910 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118. Phone: (860) 569-4138.

    U-pick tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, & more.  Open late July to frost, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8 am to 6 pm while supply is good.  You must bring your own containers (bags/boxes/laundry baskets). There are no bathroom facilities. There is no smoking in or around the field. Payment is cash only! Please call ahead to confirm that the fields area open.

    Gigi's Native Produce
    48 Shaker Rd. (Route 220), Enfield, CT 06082. Phone: (860) 881-8297.

    U-pick strawberries.  Ready picked or PYO strawberries (June).  Open 8 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week. Also a roadside stand featuring homemade Rebecca’s Pies, herbs, and native ready picked fruits and vegetables (July – September).

    57 Wapping Rd., Windsorville, CT 06016. Phone: (860) 623-0409 .

    U-pick: strawberries and blueberries. Strawberries: June.  Blueberries: July – August.  Blueberries netting covered.  Children welcome, call for picking conditions.

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    Gilson Farm Greenhouses
    57 Wapping Rd., Windsorville, CT 06016. Phone: (860) 623-0409 .

    U-pick: strawberries and blueberries. Strawberries: June.  Blueberries: July – August.  Blueberries netting covered.  Children welcome, call for picking conditions.

    Karabin Farms
    894 Andrews St., Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 620-0194.

    U-pick apples and pumpkins.  Open: daily from 9am to 5pm April-Dec. PYO weekends September and October. Scenic wagon rides to our orchard and pumpkin field.  Numerous farm animals on working family farm.  Farm stand open early August until late October.

    Kuras Farms
    1901 Mountain Rd.,West Suffield, CT 06093. Phone: (860) 668-2942.

    U-pick blueberries. July 5th – September 1st.  Raspberries July 5th – 20th and September 1st – October 15th.  Retail farm stand.  All home grown.  July 5th – October 15th vegetables and specialties.

    Lost Acres Orchard
    130 Lost Acres Rd., North Granby, CT 06060. Phone: (860) 653-6600.

    U-pick: apples. Free wagon rides on weekends in September & October.  Farm store open all year with apples, cider, pies, breads, soups, jams, mums, quilts and gifts.  Great family fun!

    Petersen Farm
    125 Burgess Road, South Windsor, CT 06074. Phone: (860) 282-1747.

    U-pick flowers,and pre-picked produce. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Open: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Open July thru September, weekends from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Payment: Cash, Check.

    Pleasant Valley Harvest
    185 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mansfield, CT 06250. Phone: 860-966-4708.

    Follows organic methods.  U-pick strawberries. Crops are usually available in June. Open: June to November. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check.

    Rogers Orchards- Shuttlemeadow Farm
    336 Long Bottom Rd.,Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 229-4240

    U-pick apples, pumpkins.  Children welcome. Friday, Saturday, & Sun., September and October.  Weekends 10am – 5 pm, weather permitting.  PYO is adjacent to our salesroom, featuring farm bakery, our own fruits and vegetables.  Also rabbits for the kids.

    Rogers Orchards- Sunnymount Farm
    2876 Meriden-Waterbury Rd. (Route 322), Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (203) 879-1206.

    U-pick: apples.  Children welcome. Fun for the whole family.  Friday, Saturday, & Sun., September and October. Weekends 10 am to 5 pm, weather permitting.  PYO is adjacent to our salesroom, featuring our own fruits and vegetables. Also ducks and rabbits for the kids.

    Rose's Berry Farm at Wickham Hill
    1200 Hebron Ave. (Rt 94), Glastonbury, CT 06033. Phone: (860) 633-7467

    U-pick strawberries, pumpkins & Christmas trees.  Also pre-picked strawberries (June).  Stand features flowers, native fruits and produce, cider, mums, farm-made pies and baked goods (June – October).  Children welcome. Call for seasonal hours.

    Rose's Berry Farm
    295 Matson Hill Rd, S. Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: 860-633-7467.

    Uses integrated pest management practices.  U-pick: apples, blackberries, blueberries, pears, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring: red), raspberries (Autumn: red), raspberries (Autumn: yellow), strawberries, already-picked produce (of the pyo crop), farm market, gift shop, picnic area, school tours.  Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays 8 am to 5 pm, Thursdays 8 am to 8 pm and Sundays 9 am to 5 pm; Breakfast with a View on Sundays only 8:38 am to 1 pm.  Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.  Facebook page.

    The Pickin' Patch
    276 Nod Rd., Avon, CT 06001. Phone: (860) 677-9552.

    A family owned & operated business since 1666. The area’s largest selection of PYO veggies & small fruits! Stand open April-Oct w/flowers & plants. Free hayrides to PYO pumpkins fields on weekends.  Spring – Pre-started flower and vegetable plants. Summer – PYO small fruits and vegetables in season. Fall – Free hayrides to pumpkins in October.

    Udderly Woolly Farm
    581 Thompson St., Glastonbury, CT 06033-4030. Phone: (860) 633-4503.

    ORGANIC. U-pick: raspberries. An organic farm with a PYO  raspberry patch. Open: July & early August. Fresh picked vegetables are also for sale.

    Scagllia Fruit Farm
    360 Matson Hill Rd., South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: (860) 633-9055.

    U-pick blueberries, apples, pears, peaches, plums, nectarines, & raspberries.  Come join our “picking family” in July – October.  Views of the Connecticut River Valley.  Call for picking info.

    Scott's Orchard and Nursery
    1838 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT 06033. Phone: 860-633-8681.

    U-pick peaches, apples, pears and plums in season, hay maze, horse-drawn hay rides on weekends in the Fall.  Payment: Mastercard & Visa accepted. Hay Maze & Seminars seasonally. Sept/October Hours vary, currently Monday to Friday 8-6, Sun 8-5 Closed for the Winter. Plenty of family fun.

    Sweet Wind Farm
    339 South Rd. (Route 179), East Hartland, CT 06027. Phone: 860-653-2038.

    FOLLOWS ORGANIC METHODS.

    U-pick: blueberries, cucumbers, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, and prepicked produce, restrooms.  Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: PYO Saturdays beginning in July from 10 am to dusk; Call for appt; for a different time; Farm stand open daily from 10 am till dusk with pre – picked produce and maple products. Blueberry Festival annually second Saturday in July; Pumpkin Festival annually last Saturday in September Maple Festival annually 2nd Saturday in March; PYO Blueberries begins in July-September Vegetables July – October; Christmas trees Nov-December; Live trees anytime; Farmstore open year ’round with maple products. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check. Blueberry Festival, Pumpkin Festival, Maple Festival. Sugarhouse tours and classes during sugaring season. Maple products sold wholesale to retailers.

    Tryon's Farm
    Tryon St.,, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: (860) 657-3744

    U-pick: strawberries, pumpkins.  U-pick strawberries across from Dug Road on Tryon Street. U-pick pumpkins at 999 Main Street at rear of the farm stand.

    Litchfield County

    Averill Farm
    250 Calhoun St, Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-2777.

    Uses integrated pest management practices.  U-pick: apples, pears. Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), already-picked produce (of the pyo crop), farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area. Orchard Stand opens August 20, 2010 this year and will stay open until November 24, 2010. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Also, cut your own Christmas trees.

    Bunnell Farm
    498 Maple St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (860) 567-9576.

    U-pick: flowers, pumpkins. Corn maze, hayrides, farm animals.

    Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
    461 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: (860) 364-0025.

    U-pick: strawberries, blueberries, summer & fall raspberries, cherries, plums, peaches, apples, pumpkins & gourds, flowers. Hayrides for the whole family. Our own pressed apple cider available for tasting. Corn, tomatoes, & vegetables. June to November, 7 days.  Also, fresh baked pies, and cider donuts.

    Evergreen Berry Farm
    435 Bassett Rd., Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: (860) 274-0825.

    U-pick: blueberries,  red and gold raspberries, blackberries, elderberries.  Open: mid July thru August: 8 am to 8 pm every day; September: 8 am to noon on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday; Call ahead for updated picking conditions and berry availability. Children welcome, no pets. Containers provided. Family owned for 25 years.. ” Crops are typically ready as follows: Blueberries – Mid July to Mid September, Red Raspberries – mid to late July, Blackberry – Late August/September, Elderberry – mid to late August, Fall Red and Gold Raspberries – September.

    Freund's Farm Market
    324 Norfolk Rd., East Canaan, CT 06024. Phone: (860) 824-0650.

    U-pick: pumpkins, berries, flowers. Farm market and garden center featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally produced eggs, maple syrup & honey. Bakery & ice cream scoop shop on premises, plus 1,000’s of plants and composted manure.  PYO raspberries & flowers. Scheduled school tours for PYO pumpkins.

    Harris Hill Farm
    99 Ridge Rd.,New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: (860) 354-3791.

    U-pick: pumpkins.  Hayrides, animals, and corn maze. Family operated farm in the beautiful Litchfield hills. Open Saturday, and Sunday, from  10 am to 5 pm in October.

    Litchfield Hills Blueberry Farm
    23 Schrowback Rd., Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-283-9571.

    U-pick blueberries, and pre-picked produce, picnic area. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Open: Tuesday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm, CLOSED MONDAYS. Payment: Cash, only.

    Logue Farms
    59 Artillery Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: (203) 263-5969.

    U-pick: pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze.  We are a centennial family farm operated by 3rd and 4th generation. We offer PYO pumpkins on weekends in October with free hayrides to the field. We also offer a corn maze & other fall items including straw, cornstalks, cider & apples.

    Maple Bank Farm
    53 Church St., Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: (860) 354-7038.

    U-pick: blueberries.  PYO blueberries July & August.  Farm stand May – Dec., Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5:30pm.  Fresh vegetables picked daily; herbs, flowers, wool yarn, cider, apples.  A family farm since 1730.

    March Farm
    160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: (203) 266-7721.

    U-pick apples, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, pumpkins, strawberries.   Fresh eggs, cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours. Open: Monday to Thursday, from 9am to 6pm; Friday and Saturday, from 9am to 7pm; Sunday from 9am to 6pm; See our website for hours in November and December.  Hayloft Playscape, Animal Yard: May 25 to October 31; Corn Maze and Hayrides: September 4 to October 31; Pick Your Own Strawberries: Mid June to September; Pick Your Own Blueberries: July to September; Pick Your Own Peaches: Mid July to October; Pick Your Own Apples: September to November; Pick Your Own Pumpkins: October. Payment: Cash, WIC Vouchers.

    Peck's Berry Farm
    205 West St., Lakeside, CT 06758. Phone: (860) 567-0546.

    U-pick blueberries.  Open July through August.

    Ruwet Farm
    1600 Torringford St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: (860) 489-9580.

    U-pick blueberries, pumpkins, vegetables.  Farm stand open mid July to October. Call for hours.

    Starberry Farm
    47 Kielwasser Rd.,Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: (860) 868-2863.

    U-pick apples, pears, cherries, sweet & sour, peaches, plums, nectarines, blueberries.  34 varieties of yellow & white peaches for PYO for eating, freezing & canning,PYO, ready-picked, retail & wholesale. PYO cherries  June 15-25th; white peaches  July 15-September 15th. Apricots, plums, nectarines in August.  Pears & apples September 15-Oct 31st. Children welcome with well-behaved parents.

    Tonn's Orchard
    270 Preston Rd., Terryville, CT 06786. Phone: (860) 585-1372.

    U-pick apples, pumpkins, peaches, Christmas trees. PYO on Saturdays and Sundays, August – October, 12 noon ’til 5 pm. PYO apples & peaches in August to October. PYO pumpkins in October. Cut Your Own Christmas trees in Dec. Open weekends & holidays & by appointment on weekdays.

    Middlesex County

    Gotta's Farm
    661 Glastonbury Turnpike, Portland, CT 06480. Phone: (860) 342-1844.

    U-pick: strawberries, apples, peaches.  Gotta’s Farm opens May 1st for the season with spring plants. PYO strawberries in June, peaches in Aug, apples in September and October. Open May 1st for the season with annual & perennial flowering plants. Fresh fruits & vegetables available at farm stand from July to December.

    Lyman Orchards
    Jct. Routes 147 and 157, Middlefield, CT 06455. Phone: (860) 349-1793.

    U-pick: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, flowers, peaches, nectarines, pears, apples & pumpkins.  Corn maze.  Enjoy 1100 acres of championship golf, championship pies, and Family Fun! CT’s largest indoor Farm Market. Corn maze from September 6 – November 2.  Corn maze: Sept.-October. Great food at the Apple Barrel – home of CT’s Best Apple Pie! 24 hour PYO hotline: 860-349-6015.

    New Haven County

    Bishop Farms of Cheshire CT
    500 So Meriden Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone: 203-272-8243.

    U-pick apples, blueberries.  Gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November, December. Open: Monday to Friday,9am to 5pm , Saturday and Sunday,9am to 6pm. Christmas hours Monday thru Sunday 9am to 7 pm. Starts day after Thanksgiving. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.

    Bishop's Orchards – Location 1
    1355 Boston Post Rd. (US Rte 1, I-95 Exit 57), Guilford, CT 06437. Phone: (203) 458-7425.

    U-pick: strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pears, apples, raspberries and pumpkins. Open from June-October daily until 7pm.  Pick-your-own season starts in June with strawberries and goes through October with apples and pumpkins. In December we have cut-your-own Christmas trees. Since 1871, five generations of Bishop’s have been serving Connecticut with farm products. The market is open all year till 7 pm (Sun till 6pm), featuring a bakery & kitchen specializing in pies & prepared meal solutions, produce from our 300 acre farm & around the world, meats, dairy products, flowers, and gift baskets. Bishop’s Orchards Winery offers our own wine & CT wines 7 days a week. Pick your own in Guilford goes from June till October open from 10-5, with strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pears, apples, raspberries & pumpkins. Visit our Llamas & Alpacas too!  Open weekends 10-5 in September and October, Bishop’s Northford Orchard has Pick Your Own Apples and Peaches, plus Farm Market products including pies, cider and apples and pumpkins. Our main farm in Guilford is open all year around.

    Bishop's Orchards – Location 2
    1920 Middletown Ave (Rte 17, 3 miles N of Rte 22), Northford, CT 06472. Phone: (203) 458-PICK.

    U-pick: apples, peaches, pumpkins.  Since 1871, 5 generations of Bishop’s have been serving CT with farm products.  Our Guilford Farm is open all year, and our Northford PYO & Market is open in September and October with peaches, apples, mums, pumpkins, pies, & cider.  Weekends, hop on our wagon ride when you PYO apples. Open: weekends 10am to 5pm in September and October. Our Northford Orchard has farm market products-pies, cider, apples & pumpkins.

    Country Corners Farm
    288 Brewster Rd., Griswold, CT 06351. Phone: (860)376-2259.

    ORGANIC. U-pick: beans, blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, grapes, pumpkins, raspberries, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables. Pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and pre-picked produce, picnic area. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November. Open: Monday to Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-7, Sunday 12-6. Wild garlic: May 11-May 24, blackberries: Aug., blueberries: July-Aug.  Raspberries are not certified yet as we just found the old patch this Spring, Apples starting in July Thru October. note: no PYO on the apples or pears due to the large size of the trees, retail only, pumpkins late September thru October.  Other summer veggies as they come in. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, only. We are USDA Certified Organic and Certified Naturally Grown. The only thing that is not certified is our raspberries because we just found them this spring. This farm has been in my family since 1854. although we are considered a start-up farm due to a 27 year dormant period.

    Drazen Orchards
    251 Wallingford Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone: (203) 272-7985.

    U-pick apples; also peaches, pears, plums, pumpkins, flowers. Fruit orchard – 15 varieties of apples.  Also peaches, pears, plums and pumpkins.  Open: PYO opens August 18 and finishes about October 27th.  Fruit, corn, tomatoes and cider available at the stand.

    Emerald Green Farm and Gardens
    84 Tankwood Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492. Phone: 203-949-0594.

    Minimizes chemical and pesticide use.  U-pick apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, nectarines, pears, peaches, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (black).  Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms.  Open: Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Phone for holiday hours.  Blueberries: late June through September.  Peaches and plums: July through September. Apples: late July through November. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. Greenhouses with a large selection of annual flowers and hanging baskets. Country store and garden center gift shop.

    Glendale Farms
    203 Herbert St., Milford, CT 06460. Phone: (203) 874-7203.

    U-pick: strawberries. PYO Strawberries available approximately June 5th – June 30th.

    High Hill Orchard
    170 Fleming Rd., Meriden, CT, 06450. Phone: (203) 294-0276.

    FOLLOWS ORGANIC METHODS. U-pick: apples, pears, blueberries (check on the blueberries!), pumpkins, vegetables. Open: July 2nd to September Sat/Sun 10-5 September to Thanksgiving Tues-Thursday 12-6, Sat/Sun 10-5 Thanksgiving to December 24th – Sat/Sun 10-5. Excellent apple and pear cider in fall. Some organic produce, some are low input. Hayrides in September and October. Visit our farm stand for our own fresh apple cider & vegetables.

    Hickory Hill Orchards
    351 South Meriden RD., Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone: (203) 272-0181 or (203) 272-3824.

    U-pick peaches, apples, pears, pumpkins, nectarines. Open Daily 10:00am – 5:30pm; August 20, 2005 through December 2005. Country store, gift baskets, dried & silk flowers, cider, pies, donuts. Weekend hayrides, school groups welcome.

    Ives Farm
    1585 Cheshire St, Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone: 203-272-5847

    U-pick: pumpkins, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, and pre-picked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, pony rides.  Crops are usually available in May, July, August, September, October. Open: Summer Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm. Fall Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. “Flowers” May 1st, Annuals, Hanging Baskets, Geraniums & Perennials, Retail & Wholesale. “Strawberries” June 5th to July 1st (weather permitting) “Fresh Sweet Corn & Produce” July 10th “Fall Activities” October 1st to 31st Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.

    Norton Brothers Fruit Farm
    450-466 Academy RD., Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone: (203) 272-8418.

    U-pick: blueberries, raspberries, apples, pears, peaches, pumpkins, Christmas trees, hay rides.

    Retail fresh produce, gifts, pumpkins.  Open mid-spring through the winter, the farm has native strawberries as soon as they’re ready; blueberries and raspberries for pick-your-own starting in June; peaches soon after for picking, six varieties of pears, and from August through October over 34 varieties of apples to pick. Hay rides, pumpkins, scarecrows, and Christmas trees and decorations keep everyone busy during the seasons. September and October are the busiest times for area schools to have educational and fun tours throughout the farm. Birthday and other parties can use the farm facilities also.

    Pell Farms
    700 Middletown Ave., North Haven, CT 06473. Phone: 860-749-3582.

    U-pick: strawberries.  Also pre-picked strawberries. Open: June and early July from 8am to 8pm daily.

    Rose Orchards
    33 Route 139, North Branford, CT 06471. Phone: 203-488-7996.

    U-pick apples, pears, raspberries, strawberries.  Pre-picked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours.  Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October. Open: Hours vary by season, please call us for more information. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. We have a large variety of fresh baked pies and baked goods, including bread, muffins, cookies, and biscuits. The Creamery serves old fashioned frozen custard and frozen yogurt. We have sundaes, pie a la mode, and a variety of other confections.

    Zentek Farms
    325 Higgins Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410. Phone: (203) 272-0444.

    U-pick: tomatoes, peppers, beans, & eggplant.  PYO starts in August. We also have a farm market-we raise corn and other vegetables.

    New London County

    Allyn's Red Barn
    610 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339. Phone: 860-464-7245.

    U-pick apples, and pre-picked produce. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: Pick your own Friday & Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-5 and by special appointment. The store is open 7 days a week 10am -5pm. Pick your own August-October, store open until January. Payment: Cash, Check.

    Avery's Tree Farm
    28 Ward Lane, North Franklin, CT 06254. Phone: (860) 642-6844.

    U-pick red raspberries.  Open: Late August through October from 7am to 7pm. We supply containers! Call starting August 1st for picking conditions.

    Blueberry Hill Farm
    273 Pendleton Hill RD., North Stonington, CT 06359. Phone: 860 599-1272.

    No pesticides are used.  U-pick: blueberries. Open: July; Call for hours and conditions.

    Grant's Berry Patch
    188 Mell Rd., Lisbon, CT 06351. Phone: 860-376-5625.

    U-pick strawberries and blueberries.  Open: call for hours. Payment: cash or check.

    Holmberg Orchards
    12 Orchard Dr. (Route 12), Gales Ferry, CT 06335. Phone: (860) 464-7107.

    U-pick apples, peaches, pears, blueberries, raspberries, pumpkins, cut flowers.  Call for seasonal hours.  Farm Market open daily 9 am to 6 pm year-round, featuring our native fruits, vegetables, cider, pies, flowers, plants & seasonal items.

    Maple Lane Farm and Market
    57 N.W. Corner Rd., Preston, CT 06365. Phone: (860) 887-8855 (24 hour info). Farm: (860) 889-3766.

    U-pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, currants, peaches, apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees.  Our Farm Market is open 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days.

    Old Fitch Farm Vineyard
    83 Fitchville Rd., Bozrah, CT 06334. Phone: 860-889-0260. Alternate Phone: 860-889-3748.

    U-pick grapes, already-picked produce (of the pyo crop), picnic area.  Open: Sunday through Saturday during harvest season at times by appointment. Wine Grapes and juices available September through January. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Wine making instructions available to those buying wine grapes or juices. The B&B runs a wine making and tasting course Sundays after breakfast for all guests.

    Priam Vineyards
    11 Shailor Hill Rd., Colchester, CT 06415. Phone: (860) 267-8520.

    U-pick wine grapes.  Crop availability: during harvest season Labor Day to October; Call for information. Winery tasting available Friday to Sunday, from  11am to 5pm.  Farmers Market Fridays 3-6pm, July 7th to October featuring local flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs, maple syrup, baked goods & seafood.

    Scott's Yankee Farmer
    436 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1), East Lyme, CT 06333. Phone: (860) 739-5209.

    U-pick: strawberries, raspberries, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, peaches and raspberries.  Farm stand open year round, 7 days, 9 am to 5:30 pm.  Maple pumpkins, jams, honey, pies, apple cider. PYO strawberries about June 10th.  Blueberries in July & August.  Apples in September & October.  Pumpkins in October. Homemade donuts weekends in the Fall.  Please no pets allowed during pick your own. Thank you!

    Terra Firma Farm (CSA)
    330 Al Harvey Rd., Stonington, CT, 06378. Phone: 860-535-8171.

    U-pick flowers, strawberries, beans, and sugar snap peas.  This is a “CSA”, which means you must join ($400 per year in 2007) to be able to pick – you may be able to visit the animals for an admission fee. They harvest most of what’s contained within a share, members are encouraged to get their hands dirty, with a variety of “u-pick” items. Flowers, strawberries, beans, and sugar snap peas are just some of the examples of u-pick items that they offer. Terra Firma Farm was created to establish a working farm and educational academy for the communities of Southeastern Connecticut. We hope to provide a unique opportunity for educational, personal, and physical development in order to enrich classroom curriculum, enhance awareness, foster an informed compassion, and evoke the desire to become an agent of change in our troubled and chaotic society. The farm includes Dexter cows ; laying hens & their roosters; goats & their kids; a breeding pair of turkeys; miniature donkeys and Tamworth pigs. Aside from the animals we have vegetable, community and children’s gardens; and exceptional year-round educational programs. Whether participating in educational programs or volunteer farm days, or simply stopping by, everyone is welcome to take part in the life of Terra Firma Farm and learn the importance of the local agriculture & community.

    Willow Springs Farm
    1030 Noank Ledyard Rd., Mystic, CT 06355. Phone: (860) 536-3083.

    U-pick apples & pumpkins. Open: July to October.

    Tolland County

    Bastiani's Blueberry Farm
    211 East St., Hebron, CT 06248. Phone: (860) 228-3868.

    U-pick: blueberries.  Family owned and operated PYO blueberry farm. Opened from approximately the beginning or middle of July through the end of August. Families & children are welcome.

    Hurst Farm
    746 East St., Andover, CT 06232. Phone: (860) 646-6536.

    U-pick: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries.  PYO and pre-picked strawberries, raspberries, blueberries available. We don’t use any insecticides & use our team of oxen instead of tractors most of the time. Hayrides in the fall. Country store open daily!

    Hydeville Farm
    202 Hydeville Rd., Stafford Springs, CT 06076. Phone: (860) 684-2335.

    U-pick:  red raspberries & apples.  Open: late August through October, open for raspberry picking from 10am til dusk daily and for apples on Saturday and Sunday, from  10am til dusk. Containers provided.

    Irish Bend Farm Orchard
    Pioneer Heights Rd., Somers, CT 06071. Phone: 860-698-6429.

    U-pick: apples, peaches.  Pre-picked produce. Open: Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.  Crops are usually available in August, September, October.Payment: Cash, Check.

    Johnny Appleseed's Farm
    Route 83 & 13 Schoolhouse Rd., Ellington, CT 06029. Phone: (860) 875-1000.

    U-pick: pumpkins, apples, peaches, tractor rides, pumpkins. PYO peaches & apples from easy-to-reach dwarf trees. Free tractor rides on weekends. PYO pumpkins in the Fall. Fruits & vegetables also available at our stands on Rte 83 in Ellington & Tolland on Rte 195, just south of I-84. Peach picking usually begins in early August and goes thru early to mid September, depending on the season. Peaches sometimes require extra time to ripen between pickings; therefore, we do not always have u-pick peaches on a daily basis. U-pick apples usually begin in early August and go thru the end of October. Our apple trees are all dwarfs, which means no ladders or climbing; all the fruit is easy to reach from the ground. We offer free tractor rides on the weekends and all containers are provided. The orchards are handicap accessible. On Mondays and Tuesdays, we offer a 10% discount to seniors at our u-pick locations. Free tractor rides on weekends. PYO pumpkins in the Fall. Fruits & veggies at our stand on Route 83 in Ellington & in Tolland on Route 30. School groups by appointment.

    Pell Farms
    21 Schneider Rd., Somers, CT 06071. Phone: 860-749-3582.

    U-pick: pumpkins, strawberries. Pre-picked produce, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours.  Crops are usually available in June, October, December. Payment: Cash, Check. PYO pumpkins in October with hayrides, corn & hay maze and petting zoo. School groups by appointment.  Cut your own Christmas Tree in December.

    Pesce's Farm
    66 Hebron Rd., Bolton, CT 06043. Phone: (860) 643-5712.

    U-pick strawberries.  Pre-picked  also available.  Wholesale and retail sales. Enjoyable picking in the cool climate of the Bolton hills.

    Pumpkin Paul's Farm
    Route 195, Tolland/Coventry Line, Storrs, CT 06268. Phone: (860) 429-8449.

    U-pick: pumpkins, strawberries, sugar snap peas.  U-Pick and ready-picked strawberries in clean, easy to pick fields – early June thru early July.  Top quality pumpkins, U-Pick or from the pile, late September thru October 31.

    Rock Maple Farm
    5 Moulton Hill Rd., Stafford, CT 06076. Phone: (860)684-4040

    Grows approximately 10 acres of pumpkins and other fall products such  as gourds, Indian corn (regular and mini) corn stalks and winter squash. Visitors to the farm can   purchase pumpkins in the sales area where produce is stocked daily for your convenience. Hayrides are available at the farm year round, but on SUNDAYS during Pumpkin Days they run continuously ,between 1am and 4pm..We also have a gift shop, “THE HEN HOUSE” which  is full of hand made goodies,to help with your fall decorating ..and the animals .  The farm is also open for pumpkin sales during weekdays between the hours of 8 noon until dark, while supplies last. Hayrides are available only by appointment during weekdays.

    Rushmore Farm
    128 Shaker Rd., Somers, CT 06071. Phone: 860-655-3211.

    Minimizes chemical and pesticide use.  U-pick: beans, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, other vegetables. Honey from hives on the farm, farm animals.  Open: Monday through Sunday 10a;m to dusk, rain or shine. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Stand opens approximately third week of June through Halloween, we suggest checking website for pick your own dates. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check.

    Scantic Valley Farm
    327 Ninth District Rd., Somers, CT 06071. Phone: 860-749-3286.

    U-pick: pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries.  Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area.  Open: Strawberries Mid June Call for hours. Corn maze and pumpkin patch open September 24 pm to October 31 Fridays 3pm to Dusk Saturdays 11am to Dusk Sundays 11am to Dusk Columbus Day 11am to Dusk. Payment: Cash only.

    Winterbrook Farm
    116 Beffa Rd., Staffordville, CT 06076. Phone: (860) 684-2124.

    U-pick: blueberries, peaches.  Maple Syrup from our new Sugar House

    Open: August, daily 7am-7pm weather permitting. Call for conditions, email for directions. Blueberries grown under nets – no pesticides or herbicides. Pick anytime daily late July – early September.

    Wright's Orchard and Dried Flower Farm
    271 South River Rd., Tolland, CT 06084. Phone: (860) 872-1665.

    U-pick: blueberries, raspberries, apples, pumpkins, vegetables, flowers.  Open August 1 – Dec. 24, Thurs. – Tuesday from  1 pm to 5:30 pm. Closed Wednesday. Visit our 19th century basket and flower barn.

    Windham County

    18th Century Purity Farm At The Hall Homestead
    156 Plainfield Pine Rd., Plainfield, CT 06354. Phone: (860) 564-8733.

    U-pick: apples.  Open: PYO hours are September and October on Sunday from 4 pm to dusk;  and in November on Sunday from 12 Noon to 4 pm; Other hours by appointment. 73 Varieties of heirloom apples are available.

    Buell's Orchard
    108 Crystal Pond Rd., Eastford, CT 06242. Phone: (860) 974-1150.

    U-pick pumpkins, apples, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, vegetables, flowers. Annual Fall Festival – Columbus Day weekend.  New Peach Festival –3rd Saturday of August.

    Crooke Orchards
    317 Bebbington Rd., Ashford, CT 06278. Phone: (860) 429-5336.

    U-pick blueberries, apples. PYO Blueberries – July & August. PYO Apples September and October.  Farm store: apples, peaches, pears, fresh cider, custom fruit baskets. Seasonal hours August to June.

    Horse Listeners Orchards
    317 Bebbington Rd., Ashford, CT 06278. Phone: (860) 870-7301.

    U-pick apples, peaches, blueberries, organically grown vegetables, cider mill, tractor-drawn wagon rides, pony rides, honey, roses, maple syrup, & Christmas trees.  There are plenty of fun times at the Orchard with free train rides, free apple cider donuts, and fresh hot apple cider to quench your thirst after picking your own apples. Please call to make an appointment for your group to enjoy a walk around the orchard and have lunch overlooking the pond at our picnic tables.

    Lapsley Orchard
    403 Orchard Hill Rd. (Rte 169), Pomfret Center, CT 06259. Phone: (860) 928-9186.

    U-pick pumpkins, apples.  Retail stand set on a 200-acre farm. Our orchards grow 50 kinds of apples, peaches, and pears. Our own cider available. Our gardens grow everything possible for the area. We offer a fall festival every Columbus Day weekend.  We also have PYO starting August 1, PYO apples starting September 1st and PYO pumpkins starting October 1.

    Oak Haven Farm
    113 Khourie Rd., Scotland, CT 06264. Phone: (860) 456-3333.

    U-pick: blueberries, apples, pumpkins.  Crop availability: blueberries available in July 4th-31st.  Apples, pumpkins, & gourds available starting Labor Day.

    Palazzi Orchard
    1393 North Rd., East Killingly, CT 06243. Phone: (860) 774-4363.

    U-pick: pumpkins, apples, peaches, vegetables, flowers, raspberries and grapes, hayrides.  Bring your family to one of Connecticut’s highest hills. Spectacular four state view. 20 varieties of PYO apples. Open: 7 days all Fall, daily 9:30am to 5:30pm. Free weekend hayrides. Peaches in August.

    Quintessential Gardens At Fort Hill Farms
    260 Quaddick Rd., Thompson, CT 06277. Phone: 860-923-3439.

    FOLLOWS ORGANIC METHODS. U-pick: blueberries, lavender, pre-picked produce, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties.  Open: Daily 8 to 6; call if inclement weather; corn maze 8/16 to 11/4: Sunday to Thursday 9 to 5; Fri/Sat 9am to 10pm w/Flashlight Nights! BYO Flashlight! Also call about Full – Moon Flashlight Nights. blueberries 7/1 to 9/1; Lavender 7/1 to 10/1; Cornmaze 8/16 to 11/4. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.

    Rock Spring Farm
    394 Pudding Hill Rd. (Route 97), Hampton, CT 06247. Phone: 860-942-8151.

    Follows organic practices. U-pick: raspberries (Autumn: red), raspberries (Spring: black), strawberries.  Honey from hives on the farm, fresh eggs.  Open: Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3 pm until dusk, Other times available by appointment.  We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, only.

    Shashok's Orchard
    Route 6, Chaplin, CT 06235. Phone: (860) 455-0297.

    U-pick: pumpkins, apples, peaches. Free hayrides September – October.  Farm store open daily.  Fruit, vegetables, cider, cut and dried flowers, floral arrangements.

    Tikkanen Berry Farm
    218 Calvin French Rd., Sterling, CT, 06377. Phone: 860-774-0177.

    U-pick: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, currants, gooseberries.  Open: June-October, Daily from 8am to 5pm; Call ahead just to be sure. Crop availability: PYO strawberries from mid June to July, PYO blueberries from mid July to October; PYO raspberries from July to Sept.; & PYO red & black currents from July into August.

    Woodstock Orchards
    494 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281-0113. Phone: (860) 928-2225.

    U-pick: pumpkins, apples, blueberries, vegetables. PYO blueberries July 15 to September 1.  PYO apples September 2 thru October 19.  Retail farm stand open August 1 thru May, 9 am to 6 pm every day with our own apples, peaches, blueberries, vegetables, pumpkins and our fresh sweet apple cider along with honey, maple syrup, jams, jellies and Vermont cheese. Farm retail stand selling our own apples, peaches, blueberries, pears, vegetables, mums, pumpkins, & sweet cider along with local honey & maple syrup.

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