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

This month's notes: December 2014: Harvested local apples are still available at farmers and farmer's markets! And of course, you can cut your own Christmas tree, get one already cut or get a libing one to plant after Christmas - see this page.  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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Hartford and Surrounding 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!

Hartford County

  • 4-H Center at Auer Farm - Blueberries and raspberries
    158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield, CT  06002. Phone: (860) 242-7144. Fax: (860) 243-0005. Email: 4hcenter@comcast.net. The 4-H Education Center is a non-profit corporation with a mission to teach the science of agriculture. PYO Blueberries and raspberries support our mission.
  • Appleberry Farm
    749 North Stone Street, West Suffield, CT 06093. Phone: (860) 668-7252. Fax: (860) 668-7013.
    PYO apples, peaches, pears, pumpkins, raspberries. Call for availability. Salesroom open 1 - 5 pm. Seasonal.
  • Belltown Hill Orchards - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, Other fruit or veg, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
    483 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: 860-633-2789. Email: belltownorchards@snet.net. Open: Varies on varieties, please call ahead or check our website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: September 04, 2013)(UPDATED: June 20, 2009)
    A visitor writes on November 14, 2014: "They have PYO apples, pears, peaches, cherries and more. The kids love the tractor ride around the farm. It's fantastic."
  • Berruti's Harvest House - PYO apples, pumpkins & flowers.
    1098 Main Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: 860-657-8158. Email: mberruti1950@yahoo.com. Open: daily, from 8 am to 7 pm.  Our nostalgic farm stand also has baked goods, fruits, & veggies, local honey, & maple syrup. (ADDED: June 20, 2009, from CT gov doc)
  • Botticello Farms - eggplant, onions, peppers, tomatoes, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    209 Hillstown Road, Manchester , CT 06040. Phone: 860-649-2462. Fax: 860-432-3563. Email us at: Botticellofarms@aol.com. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Click here for picking updates. Open: August, September, October, November, December. Open: Seasonal: Open Seven days 8AM to 7:30PM (later during Christmas Season) Seasonal: Open Seven days 8AM to 7:30PM (later during Christmas Season) Garden annuals and perennials available as early as Mid-March beginning with pansies. Easter Plants, Mothers Day hanging baskets, herbs, vegetable plants May 1-July. Hydroponic Tomatoes May 15-July 15, Corn July 4th-until Frost, Squash, cukes, pickles, tomatoes, peppers, beans: July 4th until frost. Pumpkins, corn stalks, mums August 20th through October 31st. Open for Christmas with Trees, wreaths, poinsettias Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We practice Integrated Pest Management-A sustainable approach to managing pests. (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)
  • Brown's Harvest - blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, birthday parties, school tours
    1911 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095. Phone: 860-683-0266. Fax: 860-683-0267. Email: brownsharvest@yahoo.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Weekend hayrides to pumpkin patch starting the last weekend of September, 10 am to 6 pm. Children's groups weekdays by appointment. Open Mid-September, 10 am to 6 pm for pumpkins, mums, cider donuts, holiday decorations, and cornstalk maze through October. New 5-Acre Spookley Corn Maze! Learn about Bullying Prevention and have fun traversing the maze at Brown's Harvest.  Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from the CTgovag) (UPDATED: August 12, 2013)  (UPDATED: August 09, 2012, by JBS) (UPDATED: June 20, 2009)
  • Bushy Hill Orchard at Clark Farm - apples, raspberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, school tours
    29 Bushy Hill Road, Granby, CT 06035. Phone: 860-653-4022. Email: hallaw@bushyhill.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: See our website for current hours. Payment: Cash, Check. Over twenty different and unusual apple varieties on trellised trees (easy to reach, lots of fruit). Also have blueberries for sale in July and delicious, juicy old peach varieties in August and September. U-Pick raspberries in September. Fresh cider. Amazing cider doughnuts. Bakery with fresh made pies and tea breads. Open from August through end of November.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: October 12, 2008)
  • Dondero Orchards, LLC - Rhubarb, apples, peaches, plums, blueberries, black raspberries & strawberries, pears, flowers, pumpkins, tomatoes & lettuce.     
    529 Woodland Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: (860) 659-0294.  Alternate phone: (860) 633-2375. Email: DonderoOrchards@cox.net. Open: see their website for dates, hours and availability.  We also grow more fruit, vegetables & herbs. (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)
  • Dondero Orchards, LLC Mountain View Farms - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, plums, apples, pears, peppers, eggplant and tomatoes
    3582 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033. Phone: 860-430-2122. Email: DonderoOrchards@cox.net.  Open: see their website for dates, hours and availability.  We also grow more fruit, vegetables & herbs. Hebron Avenue farm is 3 years strong this year and growing in leaps and bounds! During the season, we will offer pick your own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, plums, MacIntosh, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Macoun and Cortland Apples, Bartlett and Bosc Pears, Peppers, Egg Plant and Tomatoes. (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)
  • Draghi Farm - PYO peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, vegetables, Farm stand
    379 Scantic Road, East Windsor, CT 06088. Phone: 860-282-9063. Open: July thru October from 8 am to 6 pm daily. fresh picked available at our farm stand. Homemade pies, local honey.  (ADDED: May 31, 2014, JBS)
  • Dzen Blueberry Hill and Strawberry Hill - Pick-your-own strawberries, blueberries, and Christmas trees
    87 Barber Hill Road, East Windsor/South Windsor line, CT 06016. Phone: 860-648-1355. Fresh picked available.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from the CTgov website)
  • Dzen Brothers Tree Farm - blueberries, strawberries, Christmas trees
    215 Barber Hill Road, South Windsor, CT 06074. Phone: (860) 648-2233. Fax: (860) 648-9065. Email: dzentree@aol.com
    We offer PYO blueberries in June and PYO red raspberries in June and July (call to confirm the latter). We offer cut your own Christmas trees in December. Visit our website at for more details.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: June 01, 2010, from their phone recording)
  • Easy Pickin's Orchard - PYO Apples, peaches, plums, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, vegetables, flowers & pumpkins. Wagon rides
    46 Bailey Road, Enfield, CT 06082. Phone: (860) 763-FARM/763-3276. Email: farmerb@easypickinsorchard.com. Open: Monday - Thursday 9:00-12:00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 - 5:00 Labor Day & Columbus Day 9:00 - 5:00. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: . EASY PICKIN's is a unique farm in a quiet corner of Enfield, Connecticut. Not only do we grow over 100 different varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs, we offer you the opportunity to pick these treasures from our gardens and groves. In addition to being exciting and enjoyable, the fresh air, sunshine, and quiet beauty of our farm can be refreshing for the spirit and soul. The kids will enjoy an outing at the farm with all the sites and activities, but don't miss the chance to teach them about the garden. Many kids don't have an opportunity to learn about farms or "where the food comes from." At EASY PICKIN's you can show them how each fruit, vegetable, flower, or herb grows. (Don't worry, we use a lot of signs to help you out, even with the tough ones!) If you or your kids want to learn even more about the farm you can have your group or school sign up for one of our outings or tours.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: September 20, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on September 20, 2010: "A friend had a birthday party there for her son and now I am a regular, great place"
  • Futtner's Family Farm - PYO tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, & more
    910 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118. Phone: (860) 569-4138. Directions: I-84 exit 58 1/4 mi. east of Rentschler Field. Open late July to frost, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8 am to 6 pm while supply is good.  You must bring your own containers (bags/boxes/laundry baskets). There are no bathroom facilities. There is no smoking in or around the field. Payment is cash only! Please call ahead to confirm that the fields area open.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: June 20, 2009)
  • Gigi's Native Produce - strawberries
    48 Shaker Road (Route 220), Enfield, CT 06082. Phone: (860) 881-8297. Ready picked or PYO strawberries (June).  Open 8 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week. Also a roadside stand featuring homemade Rebecca's Pies, herbs, and native ready picked fruits and vegetables (July - September).
  • Gilson Farm Greenhouses - blueberries
    57 Wapping Road, Windsorville, CT 06016. Phone: (860) 623-0409. PYO .  Strawberries: June.  Blueberries: July - August.  Blueberries covered in netting  Children welcome, call for picking conditions. (UPDATED: June 17, 2011)
  • Karabin Farms - apples and pumpkins
    894 Andrews Street, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 620-0194  Fax: (860) 621-2058. Email: farmingct@cox.net.  Open: daily from 9am to 5pm April-Dec. PYO weekends September and October.Scenic wagon rides to our orchard and pumpkin field.  Numerous farm animals on working family farm.  Farm stand open early August until late October.   (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: October 21, 2013, from their website)   (UPDATED: June 20, 2009)
  • Kuras Farms - PYO blueberries, raspberries
    1901 Mountain Road, West Suffield, CT 06093. Phone: (860) 668-2942. Email: kurascs@cox.net.  July 5th - September 1st.  Raspberries July 5th - 20th and September 1st - October 15th.  Retail farm stand.  All home grown.  July 5th - October 15th vegetables and specialties.   (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from the CT website)    (UPDATED: June 20, 2009)
  • Lost Acres Orchard - apples
    130 Lost Acres Road, North Granby, CT 06060. Phone: (860) 653-6600. Email: ginny@lostacres.com. PYO apples, free wagon rides on weekends in September & October.  Farm store open all year with apples, cider, pies, breads, soups, jams, mums, quilts and gifts.  Great family fun!  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)
  • Petersen Farm - flowers, and prepicked produce
    Corner of Foster Road and Burgess Road 125 Burgess Road, South Windsor, CT 06074. Phone: (860) 282-1747. Email us at: snpetersen@cox.net. Directions: Off of Route 30 (Ellington Road) turning on Foster Road across from the Strawbridge Villge Condos. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Open: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Open July thru September, weekends from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from the CT website)
  • Pleasant Valley Harvest - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries,
    185 Pleasant Valley Road, Mansfield, CT 06250. Phone: 860-966-4708. Email: lombardassociates@charter.net. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June. Open: June to November We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.  (UPDATED: October 21, 2013, from their website)
  • The Pickin' Patch - PYO small fruits and vegetables in season.
    Nod Road, Avon, CT 06001. Phone: (860) 677-9552. Open: Monday - Thursday 9:00-12:00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 - 5:00 Labor Day & Columbus Day 9:00 - 5:00. Spring - Pre-started flower and vegetable plants. Summer - PYO small fruits and vegetables in season. Fall - Free hayrides to pumpkins in October.  (UPDATED: October 21, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: June 03, 2010)
  • Rogers Orchards- Shuttlemeadow Farm - apples, pumpkins
    336 Long Bottom Road, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 229-4240  Fax: (860) 229-4076. PYO apples. Children welcome. Fun for the whole family - children welcome. Open: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, September and October;  Weekends 10am - 5 pm, weather permitting.  PYO is adjacent to our salesroom, featuring Farm Bakery, our own fruits and vegetables.  Also rabbits for the kids.   (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)   (UPDATED: October 21, 2013, from their website)   (UPDATED: June 20, 2009)
  • Rogers Orchards- Sunnymount Farm - apples
    2876 Meriden-Waterbury Road, Route 322, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (203) 879-1206. PYO apples. Children welcome. Fun for the whole family.  Open: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, September and October; Weekends 10 am to 5 pm, weather permitting.  PYO is adjacent to our salesroom, featuring our own fruits and vegetables. Also ducks and rabbits for the kids.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)   (UPDATED: October 21, 2013, from their website)    (UPDATED: June 20, 2009)
  • Rose's Berry Farm at Wickham Hill - strawberries, pumpkins & Christmas trees
    1200 Hebron Avenue (Rt 94), Glastonbury, CT 06033. Phone: (860) 633-7467  Fax: (860) 657-3062. Email: rosesblues@cox.net. PYO and pre-picked strawberries (June).  Stand features flowers, native fruits and produce, cider, mums, farm-made pies and baked goods (June - October).  Children welcome. Call for seasonal hours. Exit 8 off Rte 2, Route 94 east approx 2 miles.     (UPDATED: June 20, 2009)
  • Rose's Berry Farm LLC - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, pears, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, picnic area, school tours
    295 Matson Hill Rd, S. Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: 860-633-7467. Alternate Phone: 860-657-3119. Fax: 860-657-3062. Email: rosesblues@cox.net. Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays 8 am to 5 pm, Thursdays 8 am to 8 pm and Sundays 9 am to 5 pm; Breakfast with a View on Sundays only 8:38 am to 1 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Route 2 East take exit 7. This is Route 17 South. Follow 17S for 4 miles. At the third light take a left. Follow Hopewell Rd for about a mile till the road forks. Bear Right onto Matson Hill Road. The farm is on the left at the top of the hill. Directions from other areas available on our website Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: June 29, 2010)
  • Udderly Woolly Farm - ORGANIC, raspberries
    581 Thompson Street, Glastonbury, CT  06033-4030. Phone: (860) 633-4503. Email: t-jkemble@cox.net. An organic farm with a PYO y patch. Open: July & early August. Fresh picked vegetables are also for sale.
  • Scagllia Fruit Farm - blueberries, apples, pears, peaches, plums, nectarines, & raspberries
    360 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: (860) 633-9055, (860) 633-1699. Come join our "picking family" in July - October.  PYO blueberries, apples, pears, peaches, plums, nectarines, & raspberries as you enjoy scenic views of the Connecticut River Valley.  Call for picking info.
  • Scott's Orchard and Nursery - Pick your own peaches, apples, pears and plums in season, Hay maze, horse-drawn hay rides on weekends in the Fall
    1838 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT 06033. Phone: 860-633-8681. Email: woody@scottsorchardandnursery.com.. Payment: cash, check, Mastercard & Visa accepted. Hay Maze & Seminars seasonally. Open: see their website; Sept/October Hours vary, currently Monday to Friday 8-6, Sun 8-5 Closed for the Winter. Plenty of family fun. (UPDATED: October 21, 2013, from their website)
  • Starvish Farm - strawberries,
    Pleasant Road, Enfield, CT 06082. Phone: 860 623-3473. Email: farmfriend@juno.com. Open: Open every day from 8 am to 5 pm, weather permitting; Check Facebook page for updates. Directions: From I-91, take Exit 45. Drive north on route 5, take a left on Pleasant Road (not Pleasant Street, which is entirely different). The farm is about 1/2 mile on left. Look for signs. Click here for a map and directions. Open now and into July, late varieties will extend the picking season. Payment: Cash, only. Strawberries are typically available from :ay 30 to July 1. (UPDATED: June 28, 2014) (UPDATED: June 15, 2014) (ADDED: May 31, 2012)
  • Sweet Wind Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, cucumbers, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, and prepicked produce, restrooms
    339 South Road, Route 179, East Hartland, CT 06027. Phone: 860-653-2038. Email: sweetwind@sweetwindfarm.net. Directions: Follow route 20 west from Granby Center into Hartland. Take a left onto route 179, farm is down 1 1/2 miles on right. Take route 219 from Barkhamsted onto Route 179, farm is on just past town line on left. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: PYO Saturdays beginning in July from 10 am to dusk; Call for appt; for a different time; Farmstand open daily from 10 am till dusk with pre - picked produce and maple products. Blueberry Festival annually second Saturday in July; Pumpkin Festival annually last Saturday in September Maple Festival annually 2nd Saturday in March; PYO Blueberries begins in July-September Vegetables July - October; Christmas trees Nov-December; Live trees anytime; Farmstore open year 'round with maple products. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. Blueberry Festival, Pumpkin Festival, Maple Festival. Sugarhouse tours and classes during sugaring season. Maple products sold wholesale to retailers. (UPDATED: May 17, 2008)
  • Tryon's Farm - strawberries, pumpkins
    Tryon Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: (860) 657-3744  Fax: (860) 659-1261. PYO strawberries across from Dug Road on Tryon Street. PYO pumpkins at 999 Main Street at rear of the farm stand. 
  • Walnut Ledge Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, porta-potties
    360 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: 860-633-2286. Email: info@walnutledgefarm.com. Open: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm July 1st - August 15th. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 04, 2013)

Tolland County 

  • Bastiani's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    211 East Street, Hebron, CT 06248. Phone: (860) 228-3868. Email: bastianilynn@yahoo.com. Family owned and operated PYO blueberry farm. Opened from approximately the beginning or middle of July through the end of August. Families & children are welcome.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: June 24, 2009)
  • Hurst Farm - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
    746 East Street, Andover, CT 06232. Phone: (860) 646-6536. Email: Hurstfarm@sbcglobal.net. PYO and prepicked strawberries, raspberries, blueberries available. We don't use any insecticides & use our team of oxen instead of tractors most of the time. Hayrides in the fall. Country store open daily! (UPDATED: June 24, 2009)
  • Hydeville Farm - PYO red raspberries & apples
    202 Hydeville Road, Stafford Springs, CT  06076. Phone: (860) 684-2335. Email: jnjfpac@aol.com. Open: late August through October, open for raspberry picking from 10am til dusk daily and for apples on Saturday and Sunday, from  10am til dusk. Containers provided.
  • Irish Bend Farm Orchard - apples, peaches, prepicked produce
    Pioneer Heights Road, Somers, CT 06071. Phone: 860-698-6429. Open: Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October.Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: October 11, 2008) (UPDATED: September 04, 2010)
  • Johnny Appleseed's Farm - Pumpkins, apples, peaches, tractor rides, pumpkins
    13 Schoolhouse Road, Ellington, CT 06029. Phone: (860) 875-1000. Open: see their website. PYO peaches & apples from easy-to-reach dwarf trees. Free tractor rides on weekends. PYO pumpkins in the Fall. Fruits & vegetables also available at our stands on Rte 83 in Ellington & Tolland on Rte 195, just south of I-84. Peach picking usually begins in early August and goes thru early to mid September, depending on the season. Peaches sometimes require extra time to ripen between pickings; therefore, we do not always have u-pick peaches on a daily basis. U-pick apples usually begin in early August and go thru the end of October. Our apple trees are all dwarfs, which means no ladders or climbing; all the fruit is easy to reach from the ground. We offer free tractor rides on the weekends and all containers are provided. The orchards are handicap accessible. On Mondays and Tuesdays, we offer a 10% discount to seniors at our u-pick locations. Free tractor rides on weekends. PYO pumpkins in the Fall. Fruits & veggies at our stand on Route 83 in Ellington & in Tolland on Route 30. School groups by appointment.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)
  • Johnny Appleseed's Farm - Pumpkins, apples, tractor rides, pumpkins
    231 Somers Road, (Route 83), Ellington, CT 06029. Phone: 860-875-1000. PYO apples and pumpkins, corn maze, free tractor rides on weekends in the fall. Fresh produce at our stands at 185 West Road (Rte 83) in Ellington and 244 Hartford Turnpike (Rte 30) in Tolland.. Open: see their website. School groups by appointment.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)
  • myFarmstand.com - corn (sweet), Fresh eggs
    31 Frog Hollow Road, Ellington, CT 06029. Phone: 860-836-5272. Email: jon.moser@myfarmstand.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: December 12, 2011)
  • Pell Farms - pumpkins, strawberries, prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, corn maze
    96 Kibbe Grove Road, Somers, CT 06071. Phone: 860-749-3582. Fax: 860-749-6619. Email: Pellfarms@gmail.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, October, December. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Payment: Cash, Check. PYO pumpkins in October with hayrides, corn & hay maze and petting zoo. School groups by appointment.  Cut your own Christmas Tree in December.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: October 04, 2013, by a visitor)(ADDED: March 10, 2009)   (UPDATED: June 24, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on June 20, 2011: "(This farm is in Connecticut--I went to both the North Haven and Somers locations) This place is wonderful--I went for three weekends in a row in June and each time came back with pounds and pounds of delicious and very inexpensive strawberries! The people who run it are just as lovely. "
  • Pesce's Farm - strawberries
    66 Hebron Road, Bolton, CT 06043. Phone: (860) 643-5712. PYO strawberries - Pre-picked available.  Wholesale and retail sales. Enjoyable picking in the cool climate of the Bolton hills. (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)
  • Pumpkin Paul's Farm - pumpkins, strawberries, sugar snap peas
    Route 195, Storrs, CT 06268. Phone: (860) 429-6962. Alternate phone: (860) 429-8449.Email: pumpkinpaul@sbcglobal.net. Open: U-Pick and ready-picked strawberries in clean, each to pick fields - early June thru early July, call for hours and availability. Directions: Tolland/Coventry Line.  Top quality pumpkins, U-Pick or from the pile, late September thru October 31.   (UPDATED: June 24, 2009)
  • Rushmore Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, beans, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, farm animals
    128 Shaker Road, n the jars and store them at ro, CT 06071. Phone: 860-655-3211. Email: rusmor@sbcglobal.net. Open: Monday through Sunday 10a;m to dusk, rain or shine. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Stand opens approximately third week of June through Halloween, we suggest checking website for pick your own dates. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: September 30, 2009)
  • Scantic Valley Farm - pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    327 Ninth District Road, Somers, CT 06071. Phone: 860-749-3286. Email: Scanticvalley@cox.net. Open: Strawberries Mid June Call for hours. Directions: Route 91 to Exit 47E (onto Route 190east) Continue 7 miles on 190 Turn right onto Ninth District Rd Farm is located two miles down Ninth District Look for our signs! 7 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze and pumpkin patch open September 24 pm to October 31 Fridays 3pm to Dusk Saturdays 11am to Dusk Sundays 11am to Dusk Columbus Day 11am to Dusk. Payment: Cash, only.  (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: September 19, 2010)
  • Winterbrook Farm -Blueberries, peaches, Maple Syrup from our new Sugar House
    116 Beffa Road, Staffordville, CT 06076. Phone: (860) 684-2124. Email: winterbrookfarm@cox.net. Open: August, daily 7am-7pm weather permitting. Call for conditions, email for directions. Blueberries grown under nets - no pesticides or herbicides. Pick anytime daily late July - early September From Staffordville 19N, right on New City Road for 2 miles; left on Beffa Road for 1 mile.    (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: June 24, 2009)
  • Wright's Orchard and Dried Flower Farm - blueberries, raspberries, apples, pumpkins, vegetables, flowers
    271 South River Road, Tolland, CT 06084. Phone: (860) 872-1665. Email: wtjwright@sbcglobal.net. PYO blueberries, raspberries, apples, pumpkins, mums and dried flowers. Open August 1 - Dec. 24, Thurs. - Tuesday from  1 pm to 5:30 pm. Closed Wednesday. Visit our 19th century basket and flower barn.   (UPDATED: May 31, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: June 24, 2009)

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

Hartford County

  • Belltown Hill Orchards - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
    483 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: 860-633-2789. Email: belltownorchards@snet.net. Open: Monday - Friday 9am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm Memorial Day Weekend - October 31st, November 1st - December 31st 9am to 5pm, January 1st - 31st Friday - Sunday 10am to 4pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 04, 2013)
  • Eddy Farm Stand - Uses natural growing practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is sustainably grown, Uncovered outdoor market, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    The Intersection Of Willard Avenue And Garfield St, Newington, CT 06111. Phone: eddyfarm.org. Email: info@eddyfarm.org. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pick your own pumpkin patch is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October from 10 am through 5 pm. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We are the Hartford area’s local historic family farm, offering fresh produce at the farm stand, home grown cut flowers and other local crafts and products during the growing season. We also do floral design for special events all year with seasonal or live flowers. We have Connecticut's best sweet corn in season!. (ADDED: September 17, 2011)
  • Fair Weather Acres - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, melons, nectarines, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, trike track, farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    1146 Cromwell Ave, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Phone: 860-529-6755. Email: maze@fairweatheracres.com. Open: Farm Stand 7 days a week April - December 9 am to 6 8 am to 7(Summer Months). Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Stand Location 1146 Cromwell Avenue, Rocky Hill, Ct Corn Maze/Fall Festival County Line Road, Cromwell, CT. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 25, 2014) (ADDED: July 20, 2010)
  • Plant and Garden World - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Crafts, artistic products, etc, gift shop, restrooms, events at your location (call for info)
    1375 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118. Phone: 860-569-0800. Alternate Phone: 860-306-4300. Email: elisa@plantandgardenworld.com. Open: 8:30 am to 5 pm Daily. Directions: From Hartford, Take I-84 E toward Boston; exit 59 for I-384 E toward Providence; Take exit 1 for Spencer Street ; at the end of the ramp turn right; destination will be approx .25m on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 13, 2011)
  • Walnut Ledge Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), chestnuts, herbs/spices, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, porta-potties
    360 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: 860-633-2286. Email: info@walnutledgefarm.com. Open: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm July 1st - August 15th. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Organic Garlic. (ADDED: September 04, 2013)

Tolland County

  • myFarmstand.com - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Fresh local eggs, Fresh eggs
    31 Frog Hollow Rd, Ellington, CT 06029. Phone: 860-836-5272. Email: jon.moser@myfarmstand.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. As stewards of Connecticut’s working landscape, we treat our farm as a precious irreplaceable resource. We follow sustainable farming practices that ensure our cropland will be productive for future generations. We raise our hens with the utmost care, feeding them wholesome grain that is free of antibiotics and animal by-products. This guarantees healthy and nutritious eggs that our family eats regularly. (ADDED: December 12, 2011)
  • Rushmore Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, melons, onions, peppers, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, farm animals
    128 Shaker Road, Somers, CT 06071. Phone: 860-655-3211. Email: rusmor@sbcglobal.net. Open: Monday through Sunday 10a;m to dusk, rain or shine. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Stand opens approximately third week of June through Halloween, we suggest checking website for pick your own dates. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. We grow organic Garlic, not certified. All produce is grown on the farm. (ADDED: September 30, 2009)
  • Scantic Valley Farm - Fresh local eggs, pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    327 Ninth District Road, Somers, CT 06071. Phone: 860-749-3286. Email: Scanticvalley@cox.net. Open: Windsor Farmers Market Thursdays, June - October Hartford West End Farmers Market Tuesdays, June - - October. Directions: Route 91 to Exit 47E (onto Route 190east) Continue 7 miles on 190 Turn right onto Ninth District Rd Farm is located two miles down Ninth District Look for our signs! 7 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze and pumpkin patch open September 24 pm to October 31 Fridays 3pm to Dusk Saturdays 11am to Dusk Sundays 11am to Dusk Columbus Day 11am to Dusk. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 19, 2010)
  • Shady Groves - Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, beans, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, melons, onions, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    117 Stafford Road, Ellington, CT 06029. Phone: (860)-597-3099. Fax: (860)-906-6962. Email: PhishMoe5@aol.com. Open: 7 days a week! 10:00am to 6:00pm. Directions: 117 Stafford Road Ellington, CT. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We also deliver to Ellington, Tolland, and Vernon. Always available: corn, peaches, various tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries, and green beans. No Minimums! We also carry farm fresh eggs, excellent pies, jams, and assorted baked goods. Call us for orders or info on other items. (ADDED: June 01, 2010)

Local Honey Sources:

Hartford County

  • Plant and Garden World - Honey (retail), gift shop, restrooms, events at your location (call for info)
    1375 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118. Phone: 860-569-0800. Alternate Phone: 860-306-4300. Email: elisa@plantandgardenworld.com. Open: 8:30 am to 5 pm Daily. Directions: From Hartford, Take I-84 E toward Boston; exit 59 for I-384 E toward Providence; Take exit 1 for Spencer Street ; at the end of the ramp turn right;destination will be approx .25m on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Our honey is local honey from Jones Apiaries in Farmington, CT. (ADDED: September 13, 2011)

Tolland County

  • Burke Ridge Farms - Honey (retail), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    95 Wapping Wood Road, Ellington, CT 06029. Phone: 860-896-0888. Alternate Phone: 860-875-0280. Fax: 860-870-9526. Email: Burkeridge354@comcast.net. Open: Sunday to Sunday 10:00am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open Mid April to October 31. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: March 12, 2010)
  • Rushmore Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Honey (retail), Clover honey, Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, farm animals
    128 Shaker Road, Somers, CT 06071. Phone: 860-655-3211. Email: rusmor@sbcglobal.net. Open: Monday through Sunday 10a;m to dusk, rain or shine. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Stand opens approximately third week of June through Halloween, we suggest checking website for pick your own dates. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 30, 2009)

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

Hartford County

  • Sweet Wind Farm - follows organic practices, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, prepicked produce, restrooms
    339 South Road, Rte. 179, East Hartland, CT 06027. Phone: 860-653-2038. Email: sweetwind@sweetwindfarm.net. Directions: Follow route 20 west from Granby Center into Hartland. Take a left onto route 179, farm is down 1 1/2 miles on right. Take route 219 from Barkhamsted onto rte. 179, farm is on just past town line on left. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: call for hours. Our Sugarhouse was built in 2005, we began making maple syrup here in 2006. Previously, The Case family made syrup for over 30 years at "Arlow's Sugar Shack" in Granby, CT. Sweet Wind Farm's new sugarhouse has modern equipment to produce quality maple syrup and other maple products such as sugar candy, lollipops, jelly, and cream. We offer educational tours and classes to groups , or you may visit during our "Open House" times when we are boiling for a free visit. Maple syrup is sold in all size containers from 3 oz. jugs to gallons, and we sell wholesale to those who buy in quantity. Maple products are sold year 'round at our farm. Visit us during our Maple Festival held annually on the second Saturday in March..  (UPDATED: October 21, 2013, from their website)  (ADDED: May 17, 2008)
  • Walnut Ledge Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Fancy maple syrup, Medium maple syrup, Dark amber maple syrup, Organic maple syrup, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, porta-potties
    360 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: 860-633-2286. Email: info@walnutledgefarm.com. Open: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm July 1st - August 15th. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . (ADDED: September 04, 2013)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Tolland County

  • Burke Ridge Farms - Beef, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, handicap accessible, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    95 Wapping Wood Road, Ellington, CT 06029. Phone: 860-896-0888. Alternate Phone: 860-875-0280. Fax: 860-870-9526. Email: Burkeridge354@comcast.net. Open: Sunday to Sunday 10:00am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open Mid April to October 31. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Garden Center, plants, hanging baskets, Ice Cream Stand, Gift shop and petting zoo. (ADDED: March 12, 2010)
  • myFarmstand.com - Chicken (free range), No hormones used, 100% Corn fed, 100% Grain fed, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing), 100% grass and/or grain fed, Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Eggs (free range), Eggs, Brown eggs, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Fresh eggs
    31 Frog Hollow Rd, Ellington, CT 06029. Phone: 860-836-5272. Email: jon.moser@myfarmstand.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: December 12, 2011)
  • Scantic Valley Farm - Beef, Pork, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Lunches offered, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, sausage, Bacon (pork), Smoked meats, Eggs (free range), Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    327 Ninth District Road, Somers, CT 06071. Phone: 860-749-3286. Email: Scanticvalley@cox.net. Open: By appointment. Directions: Route 91 to Exit 47E (onto Route 190east) Continue 7 miles on 190 Turn right onto Ninth District Rd Farm is located two miles down Ninth District Look for our signs! 7 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze and pumpkin patch open September 24 pm to October 31 Fridays 3pm to Dusk Saturdays 11am to Dusk Sundays 11am to Dusk Columbus Day 11am to Dusk. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 19, 2010)

Wholesale Foods

Hartford County

  • Fair Weather Acres - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, grapes, melons, nectarines, onions, other berries, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, trike track, farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    1146 Cromwell Ave, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Phone: 860-529-6755. Email: maze@fairweatheracres.com. Open: Farm Stand 7 days a week April - December 9 am to 6 Corn Maze/Fall Festival September - October Fridays 2 pm to 6, Saturday, Sunday, and Columbus Day 10 am to 6 last ticket sold at 4:30. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Stand Location 1146 Cromwell Avenue, Rocky Hill, Ct Corn Maze/Fall Festival County Line Road, Cromwell, CT. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Lettuce, cabbage, shell beans, cauliflower, spinach, hot peppers, sweet peppers, Brussels sprouts, kale, Swiss chard, turnip. (ADDED: September 25, 2014)

Hartford County

  • Belltown Hill Orchards - Regional delivery (see below for details), Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, apples, apricots, blueberries, grapes, nectarines, pears, peaches, plums, strawberries, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
    483 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Phone: 860-633-2789. Email: belltownorchards@snet.net. Open: Monday - Friday 9am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm Memorial Day Weekend - October 31st, November 1st - December 31st 9am to 5pm, January 1st - 31st Friday - Sunday 10am to 4pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 04, 2013)

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