Apple Picking in Connecticut

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Belltown Hill Orchards - South Glastonbury, CT
A third generation, 155 acre working farm owned and operated by the Preli family.They grow more than 20 varieties of apples on their pick your own orchard.Stop in the bakery for apple cider donuts, pies and other delicious goodies.Grandma’s Pantry sells homemade applesauce, native honey, local maple syrup and other food products.Located southeast of Hartford.

Easy Pickin’s Orchard - Enfield, CT
The 50 acre farm purchased by the Kelliher family in 1951 opened to the public in 1992.They have twenty varieties of apples growing on dwarf trees trained to a four wire trellis, offering both tall and short the opportunity to pick from the trees without assistance.Free wagon rides on Sunday afternoons starting the weekend after Labor Day. Make Your Own Scarecrows on weekends for only $15.95.Special events: They generally hold a gourd hunt (like an easter egg hunt) for kids on the third Sunday in October.It has been a tradition since 1995.Located northeast of Hartford, it is near the Massachusetts border southeast of Springfield.

Johnny Appleseed’s Farm - Eillington, CT
Apple varieties ripen between early August and the end of October.Enjoy picking from their dwarf apple trees, so no ladders or climbing is required.They also have pick your own pumpkins starting in late September.Free tractor rides on weekends.Their two farm stands sell cider, apples, pies and other products.

Lyman Orchards - Middlefield, CT
The 12th oldest family owned business, it was started in 1741 and is now in its 9th generation.They grow more than 100 varieties of fruit on their 1,100 acres, including apples and pumpkins.12 varieties of apples are available for u-pick from mid-August to late October.You can also pick your pumpkin here starting in late September.The bakery is known for their Hi-Top apple pie, made from their generations old family recipe.They also have two 18-hole championship golf courses.It is conveniently located within 30 minutes of Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury.

Rogers Orchards - Southington, CT
A bicentennial farm and Connecticut landmark established in 1809.Eight generations of the Rogers family have farmed here, with the farm currently growing 20 varieties of apples including Macoun apples and heirloom varieties.They are certified Eco Apple growers and practice Integrated Pest Management.PYO is open from early september to late October on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the Home Farm and Sunnymount locations.Bakery offers pies, apple cider donuts and cinnamon-dusted apple fritter donuts, apple dumplings and homemade apple sour cream coffee cake.

Silverman’s Farm - Easton, CT
A PYO fruit farm with tractor rides and petting farm.It is run by the Silverman family, who founded the farm in the early 1920s.They grow 15 varieties of apples for picking and will have heirloom varieties available for harvesting starting in 2015.Farm Market sells cider, fresh picked apples and 16 varieties of pies.Located 50 miles from New York City.

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