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.
PYO Crops: PYO raspberries, blueberries, peaches, apples (change season to late August to early November) Season and Hours: PYO hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in season. Market and animal farm open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., early spring to December 31.
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.
Crops:Apples, from mid-September to mid-October.
Season and Hours: PYO weekdays only, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; call for phone updates.
Cider mill retail store is open every day, mid-September through Christmas, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cash or check only are accepted.
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.
PYO: Pumpkins, gourds, and squash. Cut your own Christmas trees opens the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas Day. Main tree farm is at 5 Hattertown Road, Newtown; satellite location on corner of Sugar Lane, right after greenhouse entrance. Also: Corn mazes, a tree farm, and private bonfires available. Farm stand, farm animal exhibit, farm-to-table dinners. Dates & Hours: Farm Stand open July thru October, Weekends 10am - 5pm. Christmas tree farm is open Weekends starting November 26, 9am - 4:30pm. Event venue tours by appointment. Please check the website for upcoming events.
606 Walnut Tree Hill RoadShelton, CTPhone: 203-929-8425
PYO Crops: Strawberries (June); blueberries (early July to mid-August, you need a reservation); Christmas trees (starts weekend before Thanksgiving. Season and Hours: Call ahead for picking hours to Farmer Jones crop line at 203-929-8425. Customers also should check out the farm's Facebook page for hours and availability. Closed Thanksgiving Day and at 4 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Also: Farm has a winery, with tastings and seasonal events on the patio.