Apple Picking Season Is Here

Apple picking season got a two week early start this year!  With so many apple farms in Fairfield and Litchfield counties, here’s where you can get picking! Be sure to visit the Orchard’s websites before you go to view their picking schedules and availability.

Fairfield County

Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard – 278 Leavenworth Rd, Shelton, CT

We are open daily from 10am through 5:30pm until Christmas Eve.  We have fresh picked peaches available. Our peaches are not Pick-Your-Own but we do pick them daily as they ripen for sale in our farm store.  PYO apples has begun on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Cortland, Gala, and McIntosh apples will be available for PYO on September 14th and 15th. PYO is on weekends and only cash or checks are accepted.

Our Farm Store has apples, cider, peaches, pies, cider donuts, scones, fruit breads and local raw honey is available daily right through until Christmas Eve.

Open Daily: 10-5:30pm until Christmas Eve.

Pick-Your-Own will be open, weather permitting, on Saturdays and Sundays, 10-5pm.

Blue Jay Orchards – 125 Plumtrees Rd, Bethel, CT

Farm Market is open 9am-6pm everyday. Apple picking is 9-5 daily                             

No PYO bags will be sold after 5pm and pickers must exit orchard by 5:30

Our large market is home to our bakery, where we create those delicious apple and fruit pies, pastries, and cookies. The market has a large selection of jams, jellies, sauces and fruit butters. The two biggest selling items for many of our visitors are Apple Cider and our Famous Apple Cider Donuts.

Local honey made from the bees that pollinate our apple trees is available!

Wagon Rides – 10am – 5pm   Saturday and Sunday only

Silverman’s Farm – 451 Sport Hill Rd,  Easton, CT

Country Market is open 9am to 5pm.

Apple picking is 9-4 daily.  Raspberry picking will open and close as the season continues.

Our Country Market offers fresh produce, a great selection of jams, jellies, local honey, maple syrup and many specialty items. The farm market is always stocked with up to 16 varieties of our famous fresh-baked pies! Don’t forget your cider donuts and fresh pressed apple cider.

Silverman’s Country Greenhouse is brimming with color! We do our best to keep it stocked with seasonal annual and perennial plants for gifting.

Kids and adults all love to visit Silverman’s rustic animal farm! See, pet and feed all sorts of unususal animals, including buffalollamas, alpacas, sheep, goats, fallow deer, emus, and long-horn cattle. There is an admission fee.

Litchfield County

Averill Farm – 250 Calhoun St, Washington Depot

The apples and pears are grown in the 30 acre orchard on a gorgeous hilltop in the beautiful Litchfield Hills and are sold both as picked fruit and pick-your-own (PYO).  Some 100+ varieties are grown, about 20 of which are available for customers to pick.  Early apples come at the end of July or beginning of August and are sold at farmers markets.  The PYO season begins mid August, when the orchard stand opens, and stays open seven days a week, 9:30am to 5:30pm, or dusk (after the time change), until Thanksgiving.

We sell our own cider, apple cider donuts, cut flowers, and homemade the old-fashioned way jams and jellies. We also sell locally-sourced pies, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, mums, maple syrup, honey, cheddar cheese, garlic, potatoes, some tomatoes, and gifts.  After Thanksgiving, we sell fruit, cider, and Christmas trees from our homestead until the Christmas Tree season ends on December 24.  After that, any remaining apples are sold from cold storage.

Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm – 461 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Sharon

Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm is keeping the history of the farm going, and is proud to open the Orchard to those who would like to roam the strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, pumpkin and apple fields and view the beauty of the land that still stands the same way centuries later.

We offer a large variety of apples that will please the most diverse apple lover. Just a sample of what we offer are Honey Crisp, Gala, Macintosh, Gold Delicious, Macoun, Cortland, Northern Spy, Empire and Red Delicious. Besides the delicious apples, we also grow strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, plums, peaches, pears, figs, pumpkins and gourds – come and pick your own or purchase pre-picked. Additionally, you’ll find a variety of vegetables at our farm stand

Our large Corn Maze is now open! The theme this year is All about Dogs. We have fresh pressed apple cider available. Farm fresh sweet corn is available in our store and at our farm stand.

Pick your own open Monday-Saturday 9:00-6:00 – Sunday 8:00-4:00

Scenic Hay Ride tours to the Orchard 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00.Weekends only.

March Farm – 160 Munger Ln, Bethlehem

Pick Your Own Apples typically begins the first weekend of September from the Farm Store Orchard with varieties including Cortland, Gala, Honey Crisp & Macintosh.  Picking from the Hill Top Orchard begins mid-September and continues through October with varieties including Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Jonagold, Macintosh, Macoun, Mutsu, Red Delicious & Rome.

The Farm Store & Bakery is stocked with farm grown produce, regional food specialties and fresh baked goods – everything you need to complement your next meal or dessert.

Offering some of the most breathtaking views of Litchfield County, the Hill Top Orchard is the perfect fall destination for your entire family, group or organization to experience all a true New England orchard has to offer. In addition to apple picking, other activities and amenities include: pumpkin picking, Hill Top corn maze, orchard hay rides, incredible fall foliage, and a festive bon fire pit.

Tasty grilled cheeses and soups from the Hill Top Snack Shack.

Let your child’s inner farmer come out and play in our 30,000 square foot activity space! Surrounded by a 450 foot tricycle track, the Hayloft Playscape features farm themed playhouses, tractor tire sand circle, hay bale hills, climbing walls, swings & a beautiful picnic pavilion.

Information about all Connecticut Pick Your Own Farms by County including fruit, pumpkins and cut your own Christmas trees can be found on the Connecticut Department of Agriculture website.  Click here to visit.

Apple Picking Season Is Here

Apple picking season got a two week early start this year!  With so many apple farms in Fairfield and Litchfield counties, here’s where you can get picking! Be sure to visit the Orchard’s websites before you go to view their picking schedules and availability.

Fairfield County

Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard – 278 Leavenworth Rd, Shelton, CT

We are open daily from 10am through 5:30pm until Christmas Eve.  We have fresh picked peaches available. Our peaches are not Pick-Your-Own but we do pick them daily as they ripen for sale in our farm store.  PYO apples has begun on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Cortland, Gala, and McIntosh apples will be available for PYO on September 14th and 15th. PYO is on weekends and only cash or checks are accepted.

Our Farm Store has apples, cider, peaches, pies, cider donuts, scones, fruit breads and local raw honey is available daily right through until Christmas Eve.

Open Daily: 10-5:30pm until Christmas Eve.

Pick-Your-Own will be open, weather permitting, on Saturdays and Sundays, 10-5pm.

Blue Jay Orchards – 125 Plumtrees Rd, Bethel, CT

Farm Market is open 9am-6pm everyday. Apple picking is 9-5 daily                             

No PYO bags will be sold after 5pm and pickers must exit orchard by 5:30

Our large market is home to our bakery, where we create those delicious apple and fruit pies, pastries, and cookies. The market has a large selection of jams, jellies, sauces and fruit butters. The two biggest selling items for many of our visitors are Apple Cider and our Famous Apple Cider Donuts.

Local honey made from the bees that pollinate our apple trees is available!

Wagon Rides - 10am – 5pm   Saturday and Sunday only

Silverman’s Farm – 451 Sport Hill Rd,  Easton, CT

Country Market is open 9am to 5pm.

Apple picking is 9-4 daily.  Raspberry picking will open and close as the season continues.

Our Country Market offers fresh produce, a great selection of jams, jellies, local honey, maple syrup and many specialty items. The farm market is always stocked with up to 16 varieties of our famous fresh-baked pies! Don’t forget your cider donuts and fresh pressed apple cider.

Silverman’s Country Greenhouse is brimming with color! We do our best to keep it stocked with seasonal annual and perennial plants for gifting.

Kids and adults all love to visit Silverman’s rustic animal farm! See, pet and feed all sorts of unususal animals, including buffalollamas, alpacas, sheep, goats, fallow deer, emus, and long-horn cattle. There is an admission fee.

Litchfield County

Averill Farm – 250 Calhoun St, Washington Depot

The apples and pears are grown in the 30 acre orchard on a gorgeous hilltop in the beautiful Litchfield Hills and are sold both as picked fruit and pick-your-own (PYO).  Some 100+ varieties are grown, about 20 of which are available for customers to pick.  Early apples come at the end of July or beginning of August and are sold at farmers markets.  The PYO season begins mid August, when the orchard stand opens, and stays open seven days a week, 9:30am to 5:30pm, or dusk (after the time change), until Thanksgiving.

We sell our own cider, apple cider donuts, cut flowers, and homemade the old-fashioned way jams and jellies. We also sell locally-sourced pies, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, mums, maple syrup, honey, cheddar cheese, garlic, potatoes, some tomatoes, and gifts.  After Thanksgiving, we sell fruit, cider, and Christmas trees from our homestead until the Christmas Tree season ends on December 24.  After that, any remaining apples are sold from cold storage.

Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm – 461 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Sharon

Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm is keeping the history of the farm going, and is proud to open the Orchard to those who would like to roam the strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, pumpkin and apple fields and view the beauty of the land that still stands the same way centuries later.

We offer a large variety of apples that will please the most diverse apple lover. Just a sample of what we offer are Honey Crisp, Gala, Macintosh, Gold Delicious, Macoun, Cortland, Northern Spy, Empire and Red Delicious. Besides the delicious apples, we also grow strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, plums, peaches, pears, figs, pumpkins and gourds - come and pick your own or purchase pre-picked. Additionally, you'll find a variety of vegetables at our farm stand

Our large Corn Maze is now open! The theme this year is All about Dogs. We have fresh pressed apple cider available. Farm fresh sweet corn is available in our store and at our farm stand.

Pick your own open Monday-Saturday 9:00-6:00 - Sunday 8:00-4:00

Scenic Hay Ride tours to the Orchard 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00.Weekends only.

March Farm – 160 Munger Ln, Bethlehem

Pick Your Own Apples typically begins the first weekend of September from the Farm Store Orchard with varieties including Cortland, Gala, Honey Crisp & Macintosh.  Picking from the Hill Top Orchard begins mid-September and continues through October with varieties including Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Jonagold, Macintosh, Macoun, Mutsu, Red Delicious & Rome.

The Farm Store & Bakery is stocked with farm grown produce, regional food specialties and fresh baked goods – everything you need to complement your next meal or dessert.

Offering some of the most breathtaking views of Litchfield County, the Hill Top Orchard is the perfect fall destination for your entire family, group or organization to experience all a true New England orchard has to offer. In addition to apple picking, other activities and amenities include: pumpkin picking, Hill Top corn maze, orchard hay rides, incredible fall foliage, and a festive bon fire pit.

Tasty grilled cheeses and soups from the Hill Top Snack Shack.

Let your child’s inner farmer come out and play in our 30,000 square foot activity space! Surrounded by a 450 foot tricycle track, the Hayloft Playscape features farm themed playhouses, tractor tire sand circle, hay bale hills, climbing walls, swings & a beautiful picnic pavilion.

Information about all Connecticut Pick Your Own Farms by County including fruit, pumpkins and cut your own Christmas trees can be found on the Connecticut Department of Agriculture website.  Click here to visit.


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