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Where to Go Apple Picking in Connecticut

With the smell of autumn filling the air, it's time to head to the orchards and pick your own apples for cider, pies and other autumnal staples.

 

There's nothing quite like taking the family and retreating to a local farm on a fall afternoon. Freshly-pressed cider, a warm cider donut, the carving of a jack-o-lantern all contribute to each year's autumn memories, but there's also plenty of fun to be had outdoors.

It's apple-picking season, and Connecticut is flush with orchards and farms with trees begging to be picked so they can contribute to your pies, homemade ciders and daily efforts to keep the doctor away.

The following farms and orchards in Fairfield and New Haven Counties provide pick-your-own apples, according to PickYourOwn.org:

Bethel

Blue Jay Orchards

Bethlehem

March Farm

Cheshire

Drazen Orchards

Norton Brothers Fruit Farm

Zentek Farms

Easton

Silverman’s Farm

Meriden

High Hill Orchard

Northford

Bishop’s Orchards

Shelton

Beardsley Cider Mill

Visit PickYourOwn.Org for more info on each farm this picking season.

Colby Vendt September 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Just a heads up to anyone planning on picking. The supply this year is very slim. With the early warm weather, then the late frost, alot of the apples were lost. I would call ahead.
Tim Burt September 22, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Hi everyone, Colby is correct. At Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, we were very lucky with the weather. We have an abundant crop of apples, including Macoun, Empire, Crispin, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Spencer, McIntosh, Cortland, Jonamac, and Red Delicious. We also have Peaches and Pumpkins!
Jaimie Cura (Editor) September 22, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Good idea, Colby! Thanks for the tip. And Tim - how wonderful! I just love this fall season and apples are one of the reasons why!
Jessica Volpe September 24, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Averill Farm in Washington Depot has apple picking too - and the most delicious cider donuts.
Lisa S October 09, 2012 at 01:08 PM
We went to Lyman's yesterday and they did well as we had tons of apples to pick. Gorgeous country up that way - well worth the drive and the prices were great.

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