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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Eastern Connecticut? Farms are open and safe! 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. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
New! Pricing information - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace
yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need
large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
If you are having a hard time
finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive
family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best
camping weather. See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks,
guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.
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 this year as fast as I can - if you find
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What's in season in December 2022, and other timely information:
Notes for December 2022: Fall is here and that means apples are in full force but they will be gone fast (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!).
Yes, apple prices are up, like they are for everything else. Some crops continue until
frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's
crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
seasonal updates. Click here for U.S. Apple Crop facts.
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also 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 from 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
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 2022, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
New London County
- 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. "
- Blueberry Intervale - Certified Organic, blueberries
Route 165, Preston, CT 06365. Phone: 860-949-3654. Phone: 860-885-1560. Email: [email protected]. Open:
see their Facebook page. Our blueberries are 100 % organic. Pick your own or buy already picked.
We also sell baked goods made daily & jam. We have
blueberries we sell at the stand or PYO blueberries. The field is a gorgeous spot secluded and private that mixes with nature. A nice relaxing PYO
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. 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.
Patch - Strawberries,
raspberries and blueberries, corn maze, pumpkin patch
Mell Road, Lisbon, CT 06351. Phone: 860-376-5625. Email: [email protected]. 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". Grant's Berry Patch Facebook page.
Chris started Grant's Berry Patch in 1997 with just 1 acre of Strawberries, then over the years added Blueberries, raspberries, and pumpkins for PYO. There
is also a large variety of Summer and Fall vegetables including but not limited to, two of his most sought after crops, Sweet Corn and tomatoes.
Holmberg Orchards - apples, pears, pumpkins, peaches, raspberries,
blueberries, Farm market, winery
12 Orchard Drive, Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT 06335. Phone: (860)
[email protected]. Open: daily. We begin our picking
season with blueberries in early July, 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. Holmberg Orchards and Winery Facebook page. PYO apples, peaches, pears, blueberries, raspberries,
pumpkins, cut flowers. Bakery & farm winery on site. 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. Holmberg Orchards' offers our customers a gourmet, specialty food shop that retains
its agricultural roots and charm locally in Gales Ferry, CT. We are stocked fresh daily with the best fruits and vegetables that modern agriculture has to
offer and our bakers toil early each morning at our in-house bakery to provide the freshest baked goods.
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: UPDATE for 2021, Their website and Facebook page are gone, so I assume they have closed permanently. If you know anything for
please write me, their last reported hours were 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. Priam Vineyards Facebook page. 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: Store
Hours: Everyday 9am-6pm, Pick Your Own Hours: Weekends+Holidays: 10am-5pm Weekdays: 11am-5pm, Our pick your own will be closed until labor day weekend,
reservations will be required. 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. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. 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: [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. Terra Firma Farm Facebook page. 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 &
- West Green Farm Orchard and Dairy - apples, dairy
119 West Town Street, Lebanon, CT 06249. Phone:
860-642-6745. Email: [email protected]. Open: Pick-your-own apples during the summer and fall
for select fruit crops. Call ahead or visit their website or West Green Farm Orchard and Dairy Facebook
page for picking information. Directions: Located along the mile long Historic Lebanon Green. Their farm store is in a refurbished 18th century barn.
Typically closed during the winter months, re-open in June. CSA with fruit and vegetables grown here on the farm. Full & half shares available. Contact us
today to reserve your share. Raw Milk Herd Shares:
A weekly supply of Fresh Raw Jersey Milk. A powerful nutrient dense food full of living health. My
family grew up on it, drinking raw milk for health reasons and we continue to drink it today. If you have health/gut issues or eczema raw milk may help you
too. It did for us.
- 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. Email: [email protected]. Open:
PYO hours are September, October and November on 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.
- Assawaga Farm - herbs, flowers, farmstand
626 Providence Pike, Putnam, CT 06260. Phone: (347)
693-3492. Alternate phone: (203) 997-7536. Email:
[email protected]. Open: They are planning a pick-your-own herb and flower area starting summer
2022. Assawaga Farm is a small, diversified vegetable farm specializing in Japanese varieties of vegetables and herbs.
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.
Blueberries - Mid-July through August
Peaches - Early August into September
Apples - Labor Day through late October
- Late September through Halloween
Opening and Closing dates for each of our fruits are up to the whim of Nature--check with us to be sure we're open!
Farm LLC - blueberries, currants (red), currants (black), gooseberries, restrooms
218 Calvin French Road, Sterling, CT 06377. Phone: (860)
774-0177. Alternate Phone: (781) 962-8725. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 8:30 am to 3 pm; Early July to early September; Closed Monday and Tuesday. Directions: Located on
Calvin French Road close to the state line in Sterling. If coming from the west take CT-395 and then the CT Turnpike.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. PYO Beach plum available. Typical dates (obviously it may vary) PYO blueberries from mid July to October; PYO red &
black currents from July into August. New owners in 2020, previously called
Tikkanen's Berry Farm(ADDED: July 07, 2020)
- 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.
- DeFazio Orchard and Greenhouses - apples, blueberries, peaches, pumpkins,
1393 North Road, Dayville, CT 06241. Phone: 860-774-3799. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 7 days a week from 9am-6pm. DeFazio Orchard and Greenhouses is a family owned farm growing fresh fruits,
vegetables, and flowers. We also offer variety of Pick-Your-Own fruits seasonally. Pick your own apples, pumpkins and our corn maze are all available from
9:30 to 5 all weekend long!
No reservations needed for picking ! pick your own peaches 7 days a week! Yellow and white are both available to pick!
- Fort Hill Farms -
Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, lavender, corn maze, prepicked produce, restrooms, farm animals, birthday
parties, weddings and wedding parties
260 Quaddick Road, Thompson, CT 06277. Phone: 860-923-3439. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Daily 8 to 6; call if inclement weather; See their website. 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.Destination farm offering seasonal diversity. Over 70 gardens to stroll. PYO
lavender, blueberries & pumpkins. PYO The Farmer's Cow ice cream flavors, milk, cider. Visit our corn mazes. Corn maze from AUGUST 21st to OCTOBER 31st.
Come walk through our educational corn maze. We pride ourselves on having a challenging maze - but not frustrating! Starting in September, enjoy the corn
maze at night under the stars and moon on our FLASHLIGHT NIGHTS. Remember to dress warmly as it gets cold when the sun goes down.
Fort Hill Farms Facebook page. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. The Farmer's Cow ice
cream flavors, milk, cider.
Harmony Farm - Blueberries, Gift Shop, Restrooms
294 Bedlam Road, Chaplin, CT 06235. Phone : 860-445-0200. Email :
[email protected]. Open: See their
website. Directions : Follow signs from Route 6, Route 198, Route 195, or Route 89 to Bedlam 4 corners in Chaplin. Blueberry Picking Season begins the first
week of July through Labor Day Weekend. Picking Hours
July: Access from Howard Lane off Saw Mill Road, No. Scituate, RI 02857
Thursday: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Tuesday is Closed.
Hours also depend on the weather. For example a steady
rain, lightning storms, or extreme heat (95+degrees) may close the farm. Please call if there is a question of weather.
- 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
hours. Our country barn offers pick-your-own blueberries, peaches, apples (July-mid Oct). Variety of bagged apples,
100% All Natural Cider (not concentrate Sept-Dec), pies, Vermont cheese, jams, seasonal vegetables, pumpkins, unique locally made crafts.
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. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily beginning in mid-July from 10 AM to 6 PM through December
24th. We begin the harvest season with peaches, PYO blueberries and a wide variety of vegetables. In the fall we have PYO apples and pumpkins and all you
fall decorating needs. We have horse drawn wagon rides every Sunday in September and October from 12:00-4:00. 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. We also have PYO starting August 1, PYO apples
starting September 1st and PYO pumpkins starting October 1. Lapsley Orchard Facebook page.
- Oak Haven Farm - Blueberries, Apples, pumpkins,
honey from hives on the farm
113 Khourie Road, Scotland, CT 06264. Phone: (860) 456-3333. Fax: (860)
423-7899. Email: [email protected].
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.
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
- permanently closed
Scotland, CT 06247. UPDATE: June 22, 2021: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
- 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"
Woodstock Orchards LLC - pumpkins, apples, blueberries, vegetables
494 Route 169,
Woodstock, CT 06281. 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).Woodstock Orchards Facebook page. 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