Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Eastern Connecticut? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Eastern Connecticut,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function)
If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in December 2018, and other timely information:
Notes for December 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note,
there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now. They have all
copied their information form here and usually do not ever update. Since
2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see
anything wrong or outdated, please
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Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Eastern Connecticut U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
New London County
Allyn's Red Barn - PYO Apples, and prepicked produce
610 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339. Phone: 860-464-7245. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: From I-95 take exit 88 to Route
117 North. Cross Route 184 (Gold Star Highway) and take a right at the next
traffic light onto Colonel Ledyard Highway. We are on the left right after
Ledyard High School. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October.
Open: Pick your own Friday & Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-5 and by special
appointment. The store is open 7 days a week 10am -5pm. Pick your own
August-October, store open until January. Payment: Cash, Check. Allyn's Red
Barn is a family-owned orchard and store. From late August until December we
sell apples, pies, cider and other products in the store. During the fall,
you can also pick-your-own apples on the farm. Please come and visit us
- Avery's Tree Farm - PYO red raspberries
28 Ward Lane, North Franklin, CT 06254. Phone: (860) 642-6844. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: From Route 32 in Franklin, turn onto
Pleasure Hill then left onto Ward Lane. Open: Late August through October
from 7am to 7pm. We supply containers! Call starting August 1st for picking
A visitor writes the following update on September 4, 2008:
"Yes, we will be open starting this Friday 9/5. every day 7-dark, pints are
$2.50, we supply the containers,. We work on the honor system. Take rte 32
to Pleasure Hill Rd to Ward Lane in Franklin. "
Farm on Fowler - blueberries, garlic
115 Fowler Road, North
Stonington, CT 06359. Phone: 860-912-5760. Email:
[email protected]. Open See their website. Directions: from
Route 1-95 exit 92 follow green tree signs. Click here for a map and directions. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sundays 9 am to 4:30 pm Closed
Monday thru Thursday; . Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. The Farm on
Fowler is a small farm located in North Stonington, CT. Currently offering
seasonal items such as pick your own blueberries and garlic.. In addition to
the farm items we offer wedding and event/floral service as well. From
conceptual design to flawless execution at Ladybug Designs our only goal is
to make your day beautiful. We are available by appointment only, Should you
like to contact us please drop us a line . We do our best to reply to all
inquiries within a 24 hour time frame. Please check out our Facebook page
for relavent dates and times for farm items.
Christmas tree varieties:
You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, White
(ADDED: December 06, 2016, JBS)
Comments from a visitor
on December 11, 2009: "The directions to follow the 'Green Tree signs'
were not correct. We took exit 92 off 95 North and saw no Green Tree signs.
This causes an acute safety problem because you are allowed a right or left
turn at the bottom of this exit. If you don't see these signs you are in
trouble. We took a left and didn't see any green tree signs all the way to
the traffic circle either.
Grant's - Strawberries,
raspberries and blueberries, corn maze, pumpkin patch
Mell Road, Lisbon, CT, 06351. Phone: 860-376-5625. Open: call for hours.
Payment: cash or check. Grant's Berry Patch is a family farm located in
Lisbon, Connecticut that specializes in Pick-Your-Own Strawberries, Blueberries,
and Raspberries, along with tomatoes and other seasonable vegetables and what
our customers refer to as "the best sweet corn there is".
Holmberg Orchards - apples, pears, pumpkins, peaches, raspberries,
blueberries, Farm market, winery
12 Orchard Drive, Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT 06335. Phone: (860)
[email protected]. PYO apples, peaches, pears, blueberries, raspberries,
pumpkins, cut flowers. Call for seasonal hours. Farm Market open daily 9
am to 6 pm year-round, featuring our native fruits, vegetables, cider, pies,
flowers, plants & seasonal items. Bakery & farm winery on site.
Open daily. We begin our picking season with blueberries in early July. We also
offer peaches, raspberries, and grape tomatoes beginning around the 1st of
August. Summer apples and pears are just around the corner, opening in
mid-August. By late August, we've added sun-kissed nectarines as well. Don't
forget the pumpkins in late September, and our multitude of fall's bounties,
including squash, gourds, Indian corn, hay bales, cornstalks and mums.
Maple Lane Farm and Market
- PYO strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, currants, apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees
57 N.W. Corner Road, Preston, CT
06365. Phone: (860) 887-8855 (24 hour info). Farm-(860) 889-3766. Fax:
(860) 887-3087. Email:
[email protected]. Open: CALL BEFORE YOU GO - They may no longer have
pick your own crops - Our Farm Market is open 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days. We have 2
acres of Cut Your Own Christmas trees into a farm ripe with Pick Your Own
blueberries, raspberries, pumpkins and apples. We strive to give our customers
the very best quality and service.
See this page for an interview with the farm's owner.
A visitor writes on
August 04, 2013: "Listing says they have peaches. They don't. We even
verified it with them
A visitor writes on September 22, 2013: "no
longer has apple picking"
Old Fitch Farm Vineyard - grapes, U-pick and already picked,
83 Fitchville Road, Bozrah, CT 06334. Phone: 860 8890260.
Alternate Phone: 860-889-3748. Fax: 860-889-3748. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Sunday through Saturday during harvest
season at times by appointment. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Wine Grapes and juices available
September through January. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Wine
making instructions available to those buying wine grapes or juices. The B&B
runs a wine making and tasting course Sundays after breakfast for all
Priam Vineyards -
Fresh wine grapes, venue for weddimngs
11 Shailor Hill Road, Colchester, CT 06415.
Phone: (860) 267-8520. Fax: (860) 267-8715. Email:
[email protected]. Crop
availability: during harvest season Labor Day to October; Call for
Farmers Market Fridays 3-6pm, July 7th to October featuring local flowers,
fruits, vegetables, herbs, maple syrup, baked goods & seafood. Fresh
wine grapes during harvest season, Sept.-Oct. Wine tasting /Winery tasting
available Friday to Sunday, from 11am to 5pm Mar.-Dec., for a fee. The 40-acre
farm has 25 acres of grapes with a breathtaking 35-mile view.
Scott's Yankee Farmer - Apples, Strawberries, Raspberries,
Blueberries, Peaches, Nectarines, Blackberries, Pumpkins, corn maze, farm market, porta-potties are available, restrooms, school tours
436 Boston Post Road Route 1, East
Lyme, CT 06333. Phone: 860-739-5209. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Directions: From Interstate 95 going
North, take exit 71, Four Mile River Road. At the end of ramp, go right.
Follow Four Mile River Road to the end. Take a right onto Boston Post Road.
We are located 1 1/2 miles on the right. From Interstate 95 going South,
take exit 75, Route 1. Continue straight off the exit to the first traffic
light. Continue straight through the traffic light and go 2 1/2 miles. We
are located on the left. Click here for a map and
directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. Farm stand open April to December 31st
7 days a week 9am-5:30pm. Donuts on weekends June to November No pets
allowed in Pick Your Own area Farm grown fruits and vegetables, jams, honey,
apple cider, Indian corn, gourds, mums Corn Maze open late August to November
2. Strawberries 6/10-7/4, Raspberries 7/4-7/25, Blueberries 7/10-8/20,
Peaches & Nectarines 8/5-9/10, Blackberries Mid August-Mid September, Apples
Labor Day Weekend - 10/25, Pumpkins 9/20-10/28. We also have both kinds of
pumpkin patches corn maze wagon rides. Donuts on weekends from
June-November. Farm stand open April- December 31 9-5:30 with pumpkins,
jams, local honey, indian corn, gourds, mums and apple cider.
Terra Firma Farm (CSA) - Flowers, strawberries, beans, and sugar
330 Al Harvey Road, Stonington, CT, 06378. Phone: 860-535-8171.
Email us at:
[email protected]. This is a "CSA", which means you must join
($400 per year in 2007) to be able to pick - you may be able to visit the
animals for an admission fee. They harvest most of what's contained within a
share, members are encouraged to get their hands dirty, with a variety of
"u-pick" items. Flowers, strawberries, beans, and sugar snap peas are just
some of the examples of u-pick items that they offer. Terra Firma Farm was
created to establish a working farm and educational academy for the
communities of Southeastern Connecticut. We hope to provide a unique
opportunity for educational, personal, and physical development in order to
enrich classroom curriculum, enhance awareness, foster an informed
compassion, and evoke the desire to become an agent of change in our
troubled and chaotic society. The farm includes Dexter cows; laying hens &
their roosters; goats & their kids; a breeding pair of turkeys; miniature
donkeys and Tamworth pigs. Aside from the animals we have vegetable,
community and children's gardens; and exceptional year-round educational
programs. Whether participating in educational programs or volunteer farm
days, or simply stopping by, everyone is welcome to take part in the life of
Terra Firma Farm and learn the importance of the local agriculture &
Whittles Willow Spring Farm - apples, pumpkins.
1030 Noank Ledyard Road, Mystic, CT 06355. Phone: (860) 536-3083.
Open: July to October. Directions: From exit 89 off I-95, go right on Sandy
Hollow Road, 1 mile, bear right on Noank Ledyard Road, farm 1/2 mi. on
right. Whittle's has pick-your-own pumpkins in the fields and
pick-your-own apples, and a farm market with sweet corn and other
produce. (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from the CT website)
18th Century Purity Farm At The Hall Homestead - apples,
156 Plainfield Pine Road, Plainfield, CT 06354. Phone: (860) 564-8733. Open:
PYO hours are September, October and Novemberon Saturdays from 1 pm to 6 pm; Other hours by appointment. 73
Varieties of heirloom apples are available. PYO apples grown with organic
methods (not certified). Many heirloom apples available. Pet friendly.
Buell's Orchard - apples, blueberries, peaches, pumpkins,
strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick
and already picked, gift shop, porta-potties are available, school tours
Pond Road, Eastford, CT 06242. Phone: 860-974-1150. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Strawberries: Monday to Saturday,
from 8am to Noon, Monday AND Thursday from 6pm to 8pm Blueberries and
Peaches: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm, Saturday from 8am to 3pm Apples
and Pumpkins: Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 5pm, Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June Blueberries:
Mid-July to Mid-August Peaches: Early August to Early September Apples:
Labor Day to Halloween Pumpkins: October. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Chaplin Farms LLC - PYO peaches, apples, pumpkins, and
392 Hampton Road, Chaplin, CT 06235. Phone:
860-455-1100. Open: daily 10-6, June-December. Over 15 apple varieties
including Macoun and Mutsu.
- High Springs Orchard - PYO blueberries, peaches, apples.
47 Dividend Road, Woodstock, CT 06281. Phone: 860-315-7567. Alternate
Phone: 860-993-4732. Open: June-December on Tues-Sun 10am-5pm; Closed
Mondays. Country store offers farm fresh vegetables, jams, jellies, cider,
famous Grandma Miller pies. Enjoy family atmosphere. Call ahead for picking
Horse Listeners Orchard - apples, beets, blackberries,
blueberries, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, olallieberries, onions, peaches,
plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), summer
squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs
Bebbington Rd, Ashford, CT 06278. Phone: (860) 429-5336. Email:
[email protected]. Open: during store hours.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards.
Click here for our Facebook page.
There are plenty of fun times at the Orchard with free train rides, free
apple cider donuts, and fresh hot apple cider to quench your thirst after
pickin your own apples. Please call to make an appointment for your group to
enjoy a walk around the orchard and have lunch overlooking the pond at our
picnic tables. (UPDATED: June 22, 2016, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on September 12, 2010: "We LOVE this orchard!
Picking apples, blueberries, peaches, visiting the horses, pony rides, hay
Lapsley Orchard - pumpkins, apples
403 Orchard Hill Road, Rte 169, Pomfret Center, CT 06259. Phone: (860)
928-9186. Retail stand set on a 200-acre farm. Our orchards grow 50 kinds of
apples, peaches, and pears. Our own cider available. Our gardens grow
everything possible for the area. We offer a fall festival
every Columbus Day weekend. This year (2010) it is October 9, 10 and 11th
from 10 til 6 all three days. We also have PYO starting August 1, PYO apples
starting September 1st and PYO pumpkins starting October 1.
Oak Haven Farm - Blueberries, Apples, pumpkins
113 Khourie Road, Scotland, CT 06264. Phone: (860) 456-3333. Fax: (860)
Crop availability: Blueberries available in July 4th-31st. Apples, pumpkins,
& gourds available starting Labor Day.
Palazzi Orchard - pumpkins, apples, Peaches, vegetables, flowers,
raspberries and grapes, hayrides
1393 North Road, East Killingly, CT 06243. Phone: (860) 774-4363. Bring your
family to one of Connecticut's highest hills. Spectacular four state view.
20 varieties of PYO apples. Open: 7 days all Fall, daily 9:30am to 5:30pm.
Free weekend hayrides. Peaches in August.
Quintessential Gardens At Fort Hill Farms -
Uses natural growing practices,
blueberries, lavender, prepicked produce, restrooms, farm animals, birthday
parties, weddings and wedding parties
260 Quaddick Rd POB 447, Thompson, CT 06277. Phone: 860-923-3439. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: I-395, exit 99,
go East exactly 2 mi. Farm on left can't be missed! From RI, take 44W to
Pulaski Road, straight thru stop sign, go 1 1/2 mi. Farm on right. Open:
Daily 8 to 6; call if inclement weather; cornmaze 8/16 to 11/4: Sunday to
Thursday 9 to 5; Fri/Sat 9am to 10pm w/Flashlight Nights! BYO Flashlight!
Also call about Full - Moon Flashlight Nights. blueberries 7/1 pm to 9/1;
Lavender 7/1 pm to 10/1; Cornmaze 8/16 to 11/4.
Click here for picking updates. We use natural practices, but are not
yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
The Farmer's Cow ice cream flavors, milk, cider. (UPDATED: May 05, 2015,
Raspberry Knoll Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, blueberries, raspberries
(red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow),
strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available
North Windham Rd, North Windham, CT 06256. Phone: 860-786-7486. Open: June 1
to September 11, 2016 Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am to 5 pm; Thursday 9 am to 6
pm; Friday 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday 8:30 to 5 pm; Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; Closed
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is the month of
June, Raspberries July to September 11, Blueberries July to mid-August.
Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. We use integrated pest management
practices. (UPDATED: June 20, 2016)
Rock Spring Farm
- Closed for the year (2018), and maybe longer
394 Pudding Hill Rd, Scotland, CT 06247.
- Shashok's Orchard - Pumpkins, peaches
Chaplin, CT 06235. Phone: (860) 455-0297. PYO peaches, pumpkins.
Free hayrides September - October. Farm store open daily.
Fruit, vegetables, cider, cut and dried flowers, floral arrangements.
A visitor writes on September 22, 2013: "no longer has apple picking"
- Tikkanen Berry Farm - Strawberries,
blueberries, raspberries, currants, gooseberries
218 Calvin French Road,
Sterling, CT, 06377. Phone: 860-774-0177. Open: June-October, Daily from 8am
to 5pm; Call ahead just to be sure. Directions: located on Calvin French
Road close to the state line in Sterling. Crop availability: PYO
strawberries from mid June to July, PYO blueberries from mid July to
October; PYO raspberries from July to Sept.; & PYO red & black currents from
July into August. (UPDATED: July 10, 2009, from web)
Woodstock Orchards LLC -
pumpkins, apples, blueberries, vegetables
494 Route 169,
Woodstock, CT 06281-0113. Phone: (860) 928-2225. Email:
Open: PYO blueberries July 15 to September 1; PYO apples September 2 thru
October 19, Pick Your Own Blueberries each year beginning mid July through
the month of August, Pick Your Own Apples each year right after Labor Day
weekend through mid October. "Pick Your Own Apples" are sold by the bag. We
offer a 1/2 bushel and peck size bags for you to pick into. Signage at the
Orchard will direct you as to where to purchase the bags (retail barn or
drive up into the field). Varieties offered in Pick Your Own are: Macintosh,
Cortland, Empire, Macoun, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Ida Red, Fuji, Cameo and
Russett. Retail Farm Stand open August 1 thru May, 9 am to 6 pm
every day with our own apples, peaches, blueberries, vegetables, pumpkins
and our fresh sweet apple cider along with honey, maple syrup, jams, jellies
and Vermont cheese. Farm retail stand selling our own apples,
peaches, blueberries, pears, vegetables, mums, pumpkins, & sweet cider along
with local honey & maple syrup. PYO blueberries & apples Open Aug-May