Where in Eastern Connecticut to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: October 2014: Apples are in full swing!  Raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places, most blueberries and peaches are finished. Find a corn maze, hayride or pumpkin patch here. Make your own homemade ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Eastern Connecticut U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

New London County

  • Allyn's Red Barn - PYO Apples, and prepicked produce
    610 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339. Phone: 860-464-7245. Email us at: allynsredbarn@hotmail.com. 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. And for a map to our farm, click here. 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.
  • Avery's Tree Farm - PYO red raspberries
    28 Ward Lane, North Franklin, CT 06254. Phone: (860) 642-6844. Email: avegtng@aol.com. 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 conditions. 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. "
  • Grant's - Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, corn maze, pumpkin patch
    188 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".   (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: June 11, 2008)
  • Holmberg Orchards - apples, pears, pumpkins, peaches, raspberries, blueberries. Farm market
    12 Orchard Drive, Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT 06335. Phone: (860) 464-7107. Email: holmorch@aol.com. 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. (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)
  • 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: allyn@maplelane.com. 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.   (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: June 24, 2009) (UPDATED: August 04, 2013)  
    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, picnic area
    83 Fitchville Road, Bozrah, CT 06334. Phone: 860 8890260. Alternate Phone: 860-889-3748. Fax: 860-889-3748. Email: fitchclaremont@yahoo.com. 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 guests.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: September 08, 2009)
  • Priam Vineyards - Fresh wine grapes
    11 Shailor Hill Road, Colchester, CT 06415. Phone: (860) 267-8520. Fax: (860) 267-8715. Email: priamvineyards@sbcglobal.net.  Crop availability: during harvest season Labor Day to October; Call for information.  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. (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)
  • Scott's Yankee Farmer - Apples, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Peaches, Nectarines, Blackberries, Pumpkins,  farm market, porta-potties, restrooms, school tours
    436 Boston Post Road Route 1, East Lyme, CT 06333. Phone: 860-739-5209. Email: info@scottsyankeefarmer.net. 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 August 30 to November 2, 2014. 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. (UPDATED: September 02, 2014) (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: September 28, 2011) (UPDATED: August 22, 2013)
  • Terra Firma Farm (CSA) - Flowers, strawberries, beans, and sugar snap peas
    330 Al Harvey Road, Stonington, CT, 06378. Phone: 860-535-8171. Email us at: info@terrafirmafarm.org. 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 & community.
  • 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.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from the CT website)

Windham County

  • 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. . (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: June 24, 2009)
  • 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, school tours
    108 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford, CT 06242. Phone: 860-974-1150. Email: information@buellsorchard.com. 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. Directions: 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.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: August 27, 2012) 
  • Chaplin Farms LLC - PYO peaches, apples, pumpkins, and Christmas trees.
    392 Hampton Road, Chaplin, CT 06235. Phone: 860-455-1100.  Open: daily 10-6, June-December. Over 15 apple varieties including Macoun and Mutsu. (ADDED: May 31, 2014, JBS)
  • Fort Hill Farms and Gardens - PYO lavender, blueberries, corn maze, pumpkins.
    260 Quaddick Road, Thompson, CT 06277. Phone: 860-923-3439. Destination farm offering seasonal diversity. Over 70 gardens to stroll. PYO The Farmer’s Cow ice cream flavors, milk, cider. (ADDED: May 31, 2014, JBS)
  • 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. (ADDED: May 31, 2014, JBS)
  • 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
    317 Bebbington Rd, Ashford, CT 06278. Phone: 869-429-5336. Email: matthewcouzens@sbcglobal.net. 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: May 31, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: June 24, 2009) (UPDATED: December 07, 2011)(UPDATED: July 04, 2013)
    Comments from a visitor on September 12, 2010: "We LOVE this orchard! Picking apples, blueberries, peaches, visiting the horses, pony rides, hay rides, etc."
  • 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.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: March 17, 2010)
  • Oak Haven Farm - Blueberries, Apples, pumpkins
    113 Khourie Road, Scotland, CT 06264. Phone: (860) 456-3333. Fax: (860) 423-7899. Email: lmsmith@snet.net.
    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.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)
  • 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: herrootsrundeep@quintessentialgardens.com. 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. (UPDATED: July 17, 2008)
  • Raspberry Knoll Farm LLC - Uses integrated pest management practices, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), Other fruit or veg, porta-potties
    163 North Windham Rd, North Windham, CT 06256. Phone: 860-786-7486. Email: info@raspberryknoll.com. Open: Tuesday to Friday, from 9:30 an to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; Closed Mondays; Mid to late June through late October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I-395 to Route 6 west to Route 203 south/North Windham Road I-384 east to Route 6 east to Route 203 south/North Windham Road Farm is 2 miles south of Route 6 on Route 203/North Windham Road Route 32 north to Route 203 north. Turn right at light onto Route 203/North Windham Road Farm is 1 mile north of the light. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, only.  Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: February 08, 2014) (ADDED: September 11, 2011)
  • Rock Spring Farm - Uses natural growing practices, raspberries (Autumn, black), strawberries,
    394 Pudding Hill Rd, Scotland, CT 06247. Phone: 860-942-8151. Email: rockspringfarm@charter.net. Open: Weekends, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm Other times available by appointment. Directions: From Route 6, come South on Route 97, 3 miles, Farm on left From Route 14, come North on Route 97, 2 miles, Farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 16, 2014) (UPDATED: May 26, 2010)  (ADDED: May 06, 2010)
  • Shashok's Orchard - Pumpkins, peaches
    Route 6, 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: May 31, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: July 10, 2009, from web)
  • Woodstock Orchards LLC - pumpkins, apples, blueberries, vegetables
    494 Route 169, P.O. Box 113, Woodstock, CT 06281-0113. Phone: (860) 928-2225. Email: woodstockorchards@snet.net PYO blueberries July 15 to September 1.  PYO apples September 2 thru October 19.  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 9am-6pm.  (UPDATED: June 24, 2009)

Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

New London County

  • Savitsky Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is sustainably grown, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, lavender, melons, onions, other berries, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs
    195 Cato Corner Rd, Colchester, CT 06416. Phone: 860-537-5815. Email: savitskyfarm@gmail.com. Open: 7 days a week from dawn to dusk. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. kale, kohlrabi, swiss chard, spinach, radishes, greens, cabbage, ground cherries, garlic, hot peppers, tomatillos. (ADDED: April 07, 2014)
  • Scott's Yankee Farmer - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Strawberries, Raspberries, Apples, Blueberries, Pumpkins, Peaches and Raspberries
    436 Boston Post Road (Route 1), East Lyme, CT 06333. Phone: (860) 739-5209. Email: info@scottsyankeefarmer.net. Open: Farm stand open April-December 31st, 7 days a week, from 9 am to 5:30 pm. 
  • Raspberries July 4to mid August, blackberries mid August through September, Peaches and Nectarines August 1 through September 10. Pumpkins, jams, honey, pies, apple cider. PYO strawberries about June 10th.  Blueberries in July & August. Apples in September & October.  Pumpkins in October. Homemade donuts weekends in the Fall. Please no pets allowed during pick your own. Thank you! Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 28, 2011)  (UPDATED: August 22, 2013)

Windham County

  • Devon Point Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    93 Pulpit Rock Road, Woodstock, CT 06281. Phone: 860-974-9004. Email: devonpointfarm@gmail.com. Open: Pumpkins: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9 a;m - 5 pm September 15 pm to October 31 Vegetable CSA Shares: Mid - June through Mid - October, Tuesdays or Fridays 3 pm to 7 pm Please visit our website for details. Directions: Please see our website for directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. CSA Vegetable Share Program - On-Farm Pickup Mid-June through Mid-October - 100% naturally grown vegetables and flowers - visit our website or call for details. (ADDED: September 24, 2011)
  • Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, farm animals, school tours
    227 Ekonk Hill Road, Sterling, CT 06354. Phone: 860-564-0248. Open: Please call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 19, 2011)
  • Hidden Meadows Farm - asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, lavender, onions, peas, peppers, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, prepicked produce
    246 Heritage Road, Putnam, CT 06260. Phone: 860-753-2003. Email: Hiddenmeadowsfarm@ct.metrocast.net. Directions: From 395 take exit #96. Go UP the hill (aka EAST) for 1.2 miles. Can't miss, only farm on the road (on the left) Get to the traffic light on rte. 21, turn around cause you passed us. Open: Days and hours open are subject to availability. Payment: Cash, only. Honor system, pay with cash. Computer video security. Open subject to availability. "Open" flag will be out. (ADDED: September 16, 2008)
  • Horse Listeners Orchard - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Fresh eggs
    317 Bebbington Rd, Ashford, CT 06278. Phone: 869-429-5336. Email: matthewcouzens@sbcglobal.net. Open: Monday to Friday 1 pm to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday 9 am till 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. (UPDATED: July 04, 2013)
  • Raspberry Knoll Farm LLC - Uses integrated pest management practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, porta-potties
    163 North Windham Rd, North Windham, CT 06256. Phone: 860-786-7486. Email: info@raspberryknoll.com. Open: Tuesday to Friday, from 9:30 an to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; Closed Mondays; Mid to late June through late October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I-395 to Route 6 west to Route 203 south/North Windham Road I-384 east to Route 6 east to Route 203 south/North Windham Road Farm is 2 miles south of Route 6 on Route 203/North Windham Road Route 32 north to Route 203 north. Turn right at light onto Route 203/North Windham Road Farm is 1 mile north of the light. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, only. Pre-cut and Cut-your-own flowers; cut-your-own herbs.  Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: February 08, 2014)(ADDED: September 11, 2011)
  • Zakaraki Estate - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, some produce is sustainably grown, apples, pears, peaches,
    765 Squaw Rock Road, Moosup, CT 06354. Phone: 860-514-7248. Email: doncolonis@hotmail.com. Open: No set hours; Call for appointment, as I have a very flexible schedule. Directions: Payment: Cash, only. Mostly apples, small amount of peaches and pears. Apple varieties are Lodi, Jersey Mac, Tydemans red, Mac, Cortland, Macoun, Empire, Red Rome, Northern Spy, Red and Golden Delicious. Phone number is listed, so feel free to call George for any further info or questions. (ADDED: June 17, 2013)

Local Honey Sources:

Windham County


Meats, Milk and Eggs:

New London County

  • Savitsky Farm - Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, children welcome, Pets welcome, Fresh eggs
    195 Cato Corner Rd, Colchester, CT 06416. Phone: 860-537-5815. Email: savitskyfarm@gmail.com. Open: 7 days a week from dawn to dusk. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Savitsky Farm is a family-run farm in centrally located Colchester, Conn. Farmland since the 1700s, it has been in the Savitsky family since 1950, and is now run by the 2nd & 3rd generations who took it on in 1983. Natural and sustainable methods are used in our fields to ensure that everything we produce and sell is at peak quality. We are known for our sweet corn, pumpkins, farm fresh eggs, and feed hay, but also take pride in having a wide-ranging variety of vegetables, fruits, and canned goods. Our products can be purchased at our year-round farm stand, as well as area farmers' markets. (ADDED: April 07, 2014)

Windham County

  • Devon Point Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Beef, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing), Wedding facilities, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    93 Pulpit Rock Road, Woodstock, CT 06281. Phone: 860-974-9004. Email: devonpointfarm@gmail.com. Open: By Appointment. Directions: Please see our website for directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. CSA Vegetable Share Program - 100% naturally grown vegetables and flowers. (ADDED: September 24, 2011)
  • Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm - Chicken (free range), Turkey, Beef, Pork, No hormones used, Milk, Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Ice cream shop, Snack bar, School tours, children welcome, handicap accessible, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, farm animals, school tours
    227 Ekonk Hill Road, Sterling, CT 06354. Phone: 860-564-0248. Open: Please call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 19, 2011)
  • Horse Listeners Orchard - Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Fresh eggs
    317 Bebbington Rd, Ashford, CT 06278. Phone: 869-429-5336. Email: matthewcouzens@sbcglobal.net. Open: Monday to Friday 1 pm to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday 9 am till 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. (UPDATED: July 04, 2013)
  • Rock Spring Farm - Uses natural growing practices, goat, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Eggs (free range), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Hiking trails, Fishing onsite, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, children welcome, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    394 Pudding Hill Road (route 97), Hampton, CT 06247. Phone: 860-942-8151. Email: rockspringfarm@charter.net. Open: Sunday thru Friday, from 3 pm until 8 pm Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: From Route 6, come South on Route 97, 3 miles, Farm on left From Route 14, come North on Route 97, 2 miles, Farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. We have goat meat for sale. Processed in a USDA Facility. (ADDED: May 06, 2010)

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

Windham County


Horse Rides and More:

Windham County


Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Windham County

  • Devon Point Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Lighting, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Conferences, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Servers Must Be Licensed for alcohol, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Cattle ranch, Pumpkin patch, dairy cows, chickens, other animals, Lake views, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing onsite, Fishing nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Valet parking can be arranged, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, No smoking allowed, meeting room available, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    93 Pulpit Rock Road, Woodstock, CT 06281. Phone: 860-974-9004. Email: devonpointfarm@gmail.com. Open: Pumpkins: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 9 a;m - 5 pm September 15 pm to October 31 Vegetable CSA Shares: Mid - June through Mid - October, Tuesdays or Fridays 3 pm to 7 pm Please visit our website for details. Directions: Please see our website for directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 24, 2011)

Wholesale Foods

Windham County

  • Horse Listeners Orchard - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), apples, beets, blueberries, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, nectarines, onions, raspberries (Autumn, red), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, Fresh eggs
    317 Bebbington Rd, Ashford, CT 06278. Phone: 869-429-5336. Email: matthewcouzens@sbcglobal.net. Open: Monday to Friday 1 pm to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday 9 am till 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. (UPDATED: July 04, 2013)

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Picking Tips

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