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Pick Your Own Farms in Connecticut invite people to help themselves!

 PICKYOUROWNCT Pick Your Own season at Connecticut farms can run from strawberries and blueberries in May and June through apples and pumpkins in mid-fall. If you are able, check the farm website or call ahead before visiting a pick-your-own farm. Weather and climate conditions, rainfall, and other factors can cause normal harvest dates to shift. Farmers (or their websites) can tell you in in advance about picking conditions so you pick what you came to get! If you love fresh produce but are not up to the harvesting process, visit one of the many farmers markets in CT for fresh-grown fruits and vegetables. Many restaurants, wineries, and farming communities hold fun food events like tastings and cooking lessons.

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.

1098 Main Street South Glastonbury, CT Phone: 860-657-8158

PYO: Apples.
Season: May- December
Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-6 pm.
Also: Farm stand offers peaches, plums, vegetables, cut flowers, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, pumpkins, and apple cider. E-mail mberruti1950@yahoo.com.

160 Munger Lane Bethlehem, CT Phone: 203-266-7721

Crops: Strawberries, blueberries, peaches and apples
Seasons and Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Twilight picking until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (last admittance 7 p.m.)
Also: Farm stand offers apples, peaches, tomatoes, corn, blueberries and cider from our own cider mill. On-site bakery for cider donuts, pies, and cookies. Jams, jellies, honey and maple syrup.
Information: www.marchfarm.com/pyo.asp .

278 Leavenworth Road / Route 110 Shelton, CT Phone: 203-926-1098

Crops:Apples, including Honeycrisp, Gala, Gingergold, MacIntosh
Season and Hours: August 1-December 24. Store Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pick-your-own-apples: September & October weekends only, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call ahead for availability and picking conditions
Also: Watch as apples are pressed into cider. Farm store features farm-baked products, cider donuts, maple syrup, local honey, fruit butter, jams and jellies, plums, peaches. The farm store is open mid-September-December 24.
Information: www.beardsleyscidermill.com

461 Cornwall Bridge Road / Route 4 Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-0025

Crops: Strawberries, blueberries, fall and summer raspberries, cherries, plums, peaches, vegetables, apples, plums, pumpkins, and gourds.
Seasons and Hours: June to November, daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Also: Pressed apple cider available for tasting. Corn, tomatoes, vegetables, fresh baked pies, and cider donuts. Hayrides and corn maze.
Information: www.ellsworthfarm.com/

25 Sugar Lane Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5487

PYO: Pumpkins, gourds, and squash
Season: Fall; opens late September.
Hours: Monday-Friday 2-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Also: Corn mazes, hay rides, a tree farm, and private bonfires available.

12 Orchard Drive, Route 12 Gales Ferry, CT Phone: 860-464-7305

Crops: Blueberries, peaches, nectarines, apples, pears, raspberries, pumpkins, cut flowers.
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.
Information: www.holmbergorchards.com/pick-your-own/index.shtml

Home Farm, Long Bottom Road, and Sunnymount, Meriden-Waterbury Road Southington, CT, 06489 Phone: 860-229-4240

PYO Crops: McIntosh, Jonamac, Golden Delicious, Ida Reds, Cortland, Macoun, Empire, Red Delicious, and Mutsu. Seasons and Hours: Pick-Your-Own season begins around Labor Day with McIntosh and Jonamac apples and continues through late October; Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weather permitting.
Also: Adjacent farm market sells fresh pies, apple cider, donuts, fresh picked apples, peaches, pears, and other native produce. Harvest calendar.

108 Crystal Pond Road Eastford, CT Phone: 860-974-1150

Crops: Strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, and pumpkins
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.
Information: http://buellsorchard.com/pick.htm

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

32 Route 37 East Sherman, CT Phone: 860-355-0271

Crops: Raspberries, blackberries
Seasons and Hours: Raspberries and black berries August through October. Blackberries finish the end of August; raspberries last until the first major frost; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Also: Winery open May-December, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Information: whitesilowinery.com/farm/pick-your-own/

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road Shelton, CT Phone: 203-929-8425

PYO Crops: Strawberries and blueberries
Season and Hours: Strawberries in June; blueberries mid-July to late August. Call ahead for picking hours to Farmer Jones Crop Line at 203-929-8425.
Also: Farm has a winery, with tastings and seasonal events on the patio.

435 Bassett Road Watertown, CT Phone: 860-274-0825

Crops: Blueberries
Seasons and Hours: Blueberries, July and August. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon.
Information: www.evergreenberryfarm.com/home.html

125 Plumtrees Road Bethel, CT Phone: 203-748-0119

Crops: Apples
Seasons and Hours: September-October, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also: Farm market opens in late August, offering apples, plums and peaches, cider, cider donuts, fresh baked pies, jams and jellies. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch; gift shop.
Information: http://bit.ly/N721q1

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.

57 N.W. Corner Road Preston, CT Phone: 860-889-3766

Crops: strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, apples and pumpkins
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.
Information: www.maplelane.com/

483 Matson Hill Road South Glastonbury, CT Phone: 860-633-2789

Crops: Blueberries, raspberries, cherries, nectarines, pears, apples, pumpkins, and plum tomatoes.
Seasons and Hours: Cherries and berries, mid-June-September, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; tree fruits, pumpkins, and tomatoes, mid-July-October, Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Also: Farm market with vegetables, herbs, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, winter squashes, apple cider, milk and cheeses, bakery products, seasonal flowers. Weekend hayrides to fields. In the fall, check out the pick-your-own pavilion, with picnic tables and concession stand selling hot apple fritters, chicken fingers, hot dogs, fries, bakery items, and much more!

610 Colonel Ledyard Highway Ledyard, CT Phone: 860-464-7245

Crops: Apples. Varieties include Cortland, McIntosh, Mutsu, Empire, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Macoun, Northern Spy, Spygold, and Spartan.
Season and Hours: Call ahead or see website for operating hours.
Also: Farm store sells apples, pies, cider.
Information: www.allynsredbarn.com/Pick_Your_Own.html

29 Bushy Hill Road Granby, CT Phone: 860-653-4022

Crops: Apples, blueberries, raspberries
Seasons and Hours: Apples are ready for picking in September and October. Blueberries in July and peach varieties in August and September. Raspberries in September. Check conditions on the 24-hour information line at 860-653-4022
Also: Cider mill, fresh cider, cider doughnuts, bakery with pies and tea breads.

436 Boston Post Road / Route 1 East Lyme, CT Phone: 860-739-5209

Crops: Strawberries, raspberries, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, peaches. Seasons and Hours:
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.
Information: www.scottsyankeefarmer.net/pick_your_own.php

451 Sport Hill Road Easton, CT Phone: 203-261-3306

PYO Crops: PYO apples, peaches, raspberries and blueberries.
Season and Hours: Rasperries, late June; peaches, mid-July; blueberries, August; apples, mid-August. Call For picking times.
Also: When PYO apple harvest ends in later fall, weekend scenic tractor rides will begin. Enjoy a 50-mile view of the countryside from one of the highest points in southern Connecticut. Five-acre animal park, pumpkin patch, cornstalks, gourds, greenhouse and gifts, county market, fresh-baked pies, local honey, New England jams, sweet cider, apple dumplings, pumpkins and Christmas trees.

250 Calhoun Street Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860-868-2777

PYO: Apples and pears (also picked and sold by the farm)
Season: Mid-August-Thanksgiving
Hours: Daily 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Also: Farm stand with cider, apple cider donuts, cut flowers, jams and jellies, pies, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, mums, maple syrup, honey, cheddar cheese, garlic, potatoes, some tomatoes, and gifts. After Thanksgiving, Christmas trees are sold untul December 24. Any remaining apples are sold from cold storage.