Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Western Connecticut?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Western Connecticut, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in May 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for May 2018: Spring is here and that means Strawberry season is upon us!  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Blueberries. Are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival.

We also have easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

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!

Western Connecticut U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Fairfield County

  • Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard, LLC - PYO apples
    278 Leavenworth Road (Route 110), Shelton, CT 06484. Phone: (203) 926-1098. Email: [email protected]. Open: 10am - 5pm Weekends Only, September and October for apples but call ahead for availability varieties and conditions. Watch as apples are pressed into cider. Pick-Your-Own is WEEKENDS ONLY. Always call ahead for apple availability. Also, don't forget to visit the cider mill retail store which is open every day until December 24, 10am - 5:30 pm. We offer fresh cider, apples, pies, cider donuts, fruit breads, pumpkin cheesecake, maple syrup, local honey, unique gifts and more.  (UPDATED: October 2, 2017, JBS)
  • Blue Jay Orchards - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel, CT 06801. Phone: 203-748-0119 And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November. Open: August to Thanksgiving 7 days a week from 9 am to 5:30 pm Pick Your Own Hours are 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm After Thanksgiving thru December 24th open Thursday thru Sunday 10 to 5:30 Pick your own apples is from late August to early November (based on picking conditions) Pumpkins start the last weekend of September and run through the month of October. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch are weekends only Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.   (UPDATED: October 2, 2017, JBS)
  • Jones Family Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins, Christmas trees, winery 
    Route 110 & Walnut Tree Hill Road (266 Israel Hill Road), Shelton, CT 06484. Phone: (203) 929-8425  Fax: (203) 929-2089. Email: [email protected]. A 400-acre family farm since 1848. Berry picking is at the Valley Farm or Pumpkinseed Hill. Farm hours and harvest areas depend on weather and crop readiness. We have strawberry fields at our Pumpkinseed Hill and Valley Farm locations. Be sure to call the Farmer Jones Crop Line (203-929-8425) before leaving your home to come harvest. The Crop Line is updated daily during the berry seasons with hours and specific picking locations. Normal picking hours for strawberry season are 8am until 5:30pm Monday through Saturday and 8am until 12pm on Sundays, but be sure to call before you come because hours can change due to weather. A typical strawberry season runs from early June into early July - however, this is New England and days and times change as quickly as the weather does. For blueberry season the farm is typically open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00am till 5:30pm and is closed Sundays and Mondays. A typical blueberry season runs from mid-July into late August. Once you find out when and where we are picking, visit our directions page and as you get closer, look for the Jones Strawberry signs pointing you to the correct location.
    (UPDATED: November 28, 2016, JBS) .
  • Silverman's Farm - Pick your own peaches, apples, blueberries, raspberries, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours (hayrides - sometimes - check their website for details)
    451 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612. Phone: 203-261-3306. Email: [email protected]. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Directions: Located in the easy to find in the southern Connecticut town of Easton, about 2 1/2 miles north of the Merrit Parkway (exit 46). We're at 451 Sport Hill Road (Route 59), just past the intersection with Center Road. Open: Seven Days a Week Weather Permitting. See Website. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Seasonal cider. Beautiful greenhouse and florist.  We have dozens of varieties! Please refer to our Apple chart. And May through August is a great time for a birthday party at the animal park. Call for details. U Pick Schedule: Rasperries Late June; Peaches - Mid July; Blueberries - August; Apples - Mid August. Call For Picking Times.
    (UPDATED: November 28, 2016, JBS)
  • Warrups Farm - Vegetables, salad greens, garlic, herbs, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, maple syrup
    51 John Read Road, West Redding, CT 06896. Phone: (203) 938-9403. Email: [email protected]. Farm stand open Tuesday - Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, July - October. Our family farm is protected by a conservation easement guaranteeing this farmland will never be developed. Please call to see what is available.      
  • White Silo Farm and Winery - UPDATE September 06, 2016: They no longer do pick your own
    32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784.   

Litchfield County

  • Averill Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, pears, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area
    250 Calhoun St, Washington Depot, CT 06794. Phone: 860-868-2777. Email: [email protected]. 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. Orchard Stand opens August 20, 2010 this year and will stay open until November 24, 2010. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Also  Cut Your Own Christmas trees.    
  • Bunnell Farm - PYO flowers, Pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, tractor pulled hayrides
    498 Maple Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (860) 567-9576. Email: [email protected]. PYO pumpkins, horse and tractor drawn hayrides (in the Fall), visit the farm animals and the corn maze. 
  • Cheney Family Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    144 Mansfield Rd, Harwinton, CT 06791. Phone: 860-485-9371. Email: [email protected]. Email: [email protected]. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. No herbicides, pesticides, nets, or fertilizers. Nothing but sunshine and rainwater on these bushes.    
  • Deeply Rooted Farms - pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    Terryville Road (route 72), Harwinton, CT 06791. Phone: 860-921-3434. Email: [email protected]. Open: For Pumpkins: Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Late season Strawberry Crop (everbearing): July through October.
  • Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blueberries, cherries, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, corn maze, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    461 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-0025. Fax: 860-364-0099. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sunday to Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: We are located on Route 4 in Sharon, Connecticut. Take Route 4 West for 3 miles from the Cornwall Bridge (junctions of routes 4 and 7) or Take Route 4 east approximately 5 miles from the Sharon Memorial Clock Tower (junction of Routes 343, 41, and 4). Click here for a map and directions. Approximate harvest dates - Call before coming; Strawberries: June 10 to July 4, Cherries: June 28 to July 12, Raspberries (Black): July 4 to July 18, Raspberries (Red): July 4 to July 31, Blueberries: July 8 to September 15, Plums: July 12 to July 28, Peaches: August 4 to September 15, Corn maze is open from September 1 to November 4, Apples: September 5 to November 10, Pumpkin and Gourds: September 25 to October 31, Pears: October 20 to October 31, Scenic Hayride Tours open September 13 to November 8, Vintage Interactive Train Display open June 12 to November (Weekends Only). We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. In Mother Nature's Candy Farm Store enjoy fresh picked fruits and vegetables of the season, fresh pressed unpasteurized cider, cider donuts, pies, muffins, our own raw apple cider vinegar, honey, maple syrup, jams, crisp mix, fresh peanut butter with no salt or no preservatives made in front of you. Entertainment. Come interact with our vintage model train and see our cider video. In the fall, come enjoy our tractor driven hayrides. (UPDATED: May 11, 2016, JBS)    
    Comments from a visitor on September 16, 2009: "Our family really enjoys this farm. The farm is very diverse, offering pick your own and pre-picked fruits, we pick all the fruits they offer in season,strawberries,cherries,raspberries,plums,peaches,apples,pumpkins and pears. We also enjoy getting lost in their corn maze and taking a hay ride tour of the farm. "
  • Evergreen Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, red raspberries, black raspberries, blackberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    435 Bassett Road, Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: 860-274-0825. Open: July - August Everyday 8am to 8pm September Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8am to noon. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located in north end of Watertown off route 63 on Bassett Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check.  Call ahead for updated picking conditions and berry availability. Click here for a link to our Facebook page
    A visitor tells us: "Every effort is made to raise crops as organically as possible. _SOME years when insect control is needed, small amount of control is used. Owner's happy to let you know about field conditions Family owned for 25 years.. " Crops are typically ready as follows: Blueberries - Mid July to Mid September, Red Raspberries - mid to late July, Blackberry - Late August/September, Elderberry - mid to late August, Fall Red and Gold Raspberries - September. 
  • Freund's Farm Market - pumpkins, berries, flowers
    324 Norfolk Road, East Canaan, CT 06024. Phone: (860) 824-0650.  Fax: (860) 824-0650. Contact form on their website. Or direct Email: [email protected].  Farm Market and Garden Center featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally produced eggs, maple syrup & honey. Bakery & Ice Cream Scoop Shop on premises, plus 1,000's of plants and composted manure.  PYO raspberries & flowers. Scheduled school tours for PYO pumpkins & popcorn. 
  • Litchfield Hills Blueberry Farm LLC - blueberries, and prepicked produce, picnic area
    23 Schrowback Road, Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-283-9571. Email: [email protected]. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Open: Tuesday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm, CLOSED MONDAYS. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Maple Bank Farm - Blueberries
    53 Church Street, Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: (860) 354-7038. Email: Click here for their form. PYO Blueberries July & August.  Farm stand May - Dec., Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5:30pm.  Fresh vegetables picked daily; herbs, flowers, wool yarn, cider, apples.  A family farm since 1730.   
  • March Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, pumpkins, strawberries, Fresh eggs, corn maze, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: (203) 266-7721. Fax: (203) 266-6076. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Thursday, from 9am to 6pm; Friday and Saturday, from 9am to 7pm; Sunday from 9am to 6pm; See our website for hours in November and December. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Hayloft Playscape, Animal Yard: May 25 to October 31; Corn Maze and Hayrides: September 4 to October 31; Pick Your Own Strawberries: Mid June to September; Pick Your Own Blueberries: July to September; Pick Your Own Peaches: Mid July to October; Pick Your Own Apples: September to November; Pick Your Own Pumpkins: October. Payment: Cash, WIC Vouchers.  (UPDATED: April 17, 2017, JBS)     
    Comments from a visitor on September 18, 2008: "Just wanted to write to tell you how much our family loves this farm! The family that runs it is wonderful! They also have a great play area for the children complete with giant pumpkins (great Fall photo opportunity), playhouse and pedal tractors/trikes and a track to ride on. Our kids love to come here and pick all of their wonderful produce and then take some time to play. Last year they had a informative corn maze as well. As you went through you learned about their family run farm. Great stuff!!!!"
  • Peck's Berry Farm - blueberries
    205 West Street, Lakeside, CT 06758. Phone: (860) 567-0546. PYO blueberries.  Located at 205 West Street (Rte 109) in Morris.  1 mile west of the center of Morris. Open July through August.    
  • Ruwet Farm - blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    East Pearl Road, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-866-6338. Email: [email protected]. Open: October 1 to October 31; Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; Columbus Day from 10 am to 3 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. June: Already picked & pick your strawberries. July-August: Already picked & pick your own blueberries. The BEST sweet corn & other fresh vegetables. September-October: Already picked & pick your own pumpkins. FREE hayride to pick you own pumpkins. Gourds, Indian corn, winter squash & much more for fall decorating. Market includes squash, corn stalks, indian corn, broom corn, apples and other fall decorations.  
  • Starberry Farm - Apples, pears, cherries, sweet & sour, peaches, plums, nectarines, blueberries
    47 Kielwasser Road, Washington Depot, CT 06794-1119. Phone: (860) 868-2863  Fax: (860) 868-2863. Email: [email protected]. 34 varieties of yellow & white peaches for PYO for eating, freezing & canning, PYO, ready-picked, retail & wholesale. PYO cherries in June 15-25th; white peaches in July 15-September 15th. Apricots, plums, nectarines in August.  Pears & apples September 15-Oct 31st. Children welcome with well-behaved parents.
  • Tonn's Orchard - PYO apples, pumpkins, peaches,  Christmas trees
    270 Preston Road, Terryville, CT 06786. Phone: (860) 585-1372 ask for Peter. PYO on Saturdays and Sundays, August - October, 12 noon 'til 5 pm. PYO apples & peaches in August to October. PYO pumpkins in October. Cut Your Own Christmas trees in Dec. Open weekends & holidays & by appointment on weekdays.    

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)