436 Boston Post Road / Route 1 East Lyme, CT Phone: 860-739-5209
Strawberry season begins about June 10. Apple season is early September through late October. Picking on Monday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 291 North Bride Brook Road. Pumpkin season is mid-September through October 31. Picking on Monday, Thursday, Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 291 North Bride Brook Road. Raspberry season is July 4 through July 29 and August 22 through October. Picking is daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 436 Boston Post Road. Peach season is early August to mid-September. Picking daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 436 Boston Post Road.
Also: Farm store open mid-April to December 31, daily, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Selling maple products, pumpkins, jams, honey, pies, apple cider. Homemade donuts weekends in the fall.
108 Crystal Pond Road Eastford, CT Phone: 860-974-1150
Seasons and Hours: Strawberries in June; blueberries from mid-July to late August; peaches from July to early September; apples from Labor Day to Halloween; Pumpkins from September to Halloween. See website for picking hours.
Also: Annual Fall Festival on Columbus Day weekend.
610 Colonel Ledyard Highway Ledyard, CT Phone: 860-464-7245
Season and Hours: Call ahead or see website for operating hours.
Also: Farm store sells apples, pies, cider.
12 Orchard Drive, Route 12 Gales Ferry, CT Phone: 860-464-7305
Seasons: Blueberries in early July; peaches, raspberries, and grape tomatoes begin August 1; summer apples and pears start in mid-August; nectarines in late August; pumpkins, squash, gourds, Indian corn, hay bales, cornstalks and mums in late September.
Hours: Summer hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Fall hours are daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pick Your Own phone information line is 860-464-7107.
Also: Gourds, hay bales, corn stalks, winter squash, sweet cider, and dried flowers are also available in the fall.
57 N.W. Corner Road Preston, CT Phone: 860-889-3766
Seasons: strawberries, blueberries and raspberries all summer; apples and pumpkins in the fall. Hotline at 860-887-8855 provides round-the-clock information on picking conditions and hours.
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Also: Weekend hayrides during the pumpkin and apple season; Cut Your Own Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands.