32 Reeds Gap Road Middlefield, CT, 06455 Phone: 860-349-1793

Get into the soil and pick your own fruit from more than 100 varieties

Picking your own fruit is one of the great family activities at Lyman Orchards. And better yet, you can call the 24-hour hotline for crop and field conditions, ready-varieties, and market prices for the more than 100 varieties of fruit on the farm. Picking areas are easy to find and clearly marked. Lyman’s pick-your-own staff is knowledgeable about the fruits you'll be picking and there will be plenty of containers for picking and recipe sheets available at every pick-your-own station. Come spend an authentic day on the farm, now in its 275th year with a cornucopia of fun visitor experiences to enjoy including a farm kitchen bakery, award winning pies, and golf on two championship courses.

1355 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT, 06437 Phone: 203-453-2338

Bishop's Orchards has its own fields for Pick Your Own strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, apples, and pumpkins. A great activity for the whole family to do to get the freshest produce right from the farm. Open mid-June through October for the various crops. Call ahead, (203) 458-PICK, for the most up-to-date information.

50 Fairwood Road Bethany, CT Phone: 203-393-2929

PYO: Pumpkins
Season: May 27- October 31
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Also: Fresh fruits and vegetables are hand picked daily and sold from the roadside farm stand at the farm, May through October. The farmstand also has flowers, local honey, fresh eggs, maple syrup. In the fall, you can buy corn stalk bundles, mums, and apple cider.

251 Wallingford Road Cheshire, CT Phone: 203-272-7985

Crops: Fifteen varieties of apples and, peaches, pears, plums and pumpkins.
Seasons and Hours: Apples, mid-August to Halloween; peaches and nectarines, mid-August to September 30; pears, August 30 to September 20; plums, mid-August to mid-September. Call or consult website for hours of operation
Also: Farm stand selling fruit, corn, tomatoes, cider, honey and jams.
Information: www.drazenorchards.com