Silverman's Farm

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.
Jones Family Farms at Valley Farm

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.
Beardsley's Cider Mill and Orchard

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
Castle Hill Farm

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.