Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Western Connecticut? Farms are open and safe! 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes!
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New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best camping weather.  See our new website Road Tripping and for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in December 2021, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2021: Autumn is upon us and that means you'd better hurry to get blueberries and peaches; apples are already in full swing. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal specific updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of 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 from here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

Western Connecticut U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, 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. Cider mill retail store is open every day, mid-September through Christmas, 10 am to 5:30 pm. 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. Payment: PYO is cash only. Approximate Picking Time and Varieties Available:
    Mid September: Gala, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Macoun, Cortland and Liberty
    Early October: Mutsu, Jonagold, Empire, Red Delicious, McIntosh
    Mid October: Winesap, Braeburn, Enterprise, Granny Smith and Rome.
  • 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 Click here for a map and directions. 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. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November.
  • Jones Family Farms Homestead Farm - 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]. Open: Strawberries (June); blueberries (early July to mid-August, you need a reservation); Christmas trees (starts weekend before Thanksgiving. 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. Jones Family Farm Facebook page.
    A visitor writes on June 19, 2020: "$36 for a 10+ pound box that can be shared by 2 people "
  • 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]. Click here for a map and directions. 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. Silverman's Farm Facebook page. Remember your water, sun hats, sunscreen AND your walking shoes!!
  • 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.

Litchfield County

Speak up to protect your local farms!

The Washington Zoning commission has changed the town's zoning regulations, which has upset residents who expressed concern that the changes, called the "Proposed Revision to the Washington Zoning Regulations- Section 12.8 Temporary Uses," which take effect March 10, could still restrict many art, drama and culture events at homes, farms, land trusts, libraries, museums and clubs in town. Changes that were approved include restricting special events in residential and farm zones to two, one-day events per year and requiring permits and parking plans. There were public hearings on this issue and 70 pages of letters with negative feedback about the proposed changes.

  • 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. A tenth generation family farm offering fall fruits: apples & pears, along with goodies from many area farms as well, from maple syrup, honey, eggs, tomatoes, cider, apple cider donuts, cut flowers, jams and jellies, pies, squash and pumpkins-on a gorgeous hilltop in the beautiful Litchfield Hills of Northwest CT. Farm stand 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. Bunnell Farm Facebook page.
  • Cheney Family Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    144 Mansfield Rd, Harwinton, CT 06791. Phone: 860-485-9371. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their Facebook page says they are permanently closed; it could be a mistake, but.... 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.
  • EllsCT CXrop Calendarworth 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. 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.
    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, raspberries (black),
    435 Bassett Rd, Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: (860) 274-0825. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website, Facebook, instagram pages for berry availability or call ahead. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, ApplePay, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Call ahead for updated picking conditions and berry availability. Crops are available (typically): Blueberries (July to early August); black raspberries (early to mid-July); red raspberries (early July). Pick-Your-Own berry farm organically managed. Blueberries, black and red raspberries, blackberries. Open everyday 8AM-8PM during peak season (~July - August). Call or check our most recent Facebook posts for current hours and berry updates. (UPDATED: April 25, 2021)
    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, r, Fall Red and Gold Raspberries - September.
  • Freund's Farm Market - pumpkins, raspberries, 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]. Open: pyo raspberries in August and pyo cut flowers in July and August. 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. 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]. Click here for a map and directions. 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. Litchfield Hills Blueberry Farms Facebook page.
  • Maple Bank Farm - Blueberries
    53 Church Street, Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: ((860) 354-1278. Email: [email protected]. PYO Blueberries July & August. Farm stand May - Dec., Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Fresh vegetables picked daily; herbs, flowers, wool yarn, cider, apples. A family farm since 1730. Maple Bank Farm Facebook page.
  • March Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, pumpkins, 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: Thursday to Sunday from 11-5pm; closed on Monday to Wednesday; 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 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. Market & Bakery, Outings & Events, Weddings March Farm is a fourth generation family farm destination offering seasonal Pick Your Own berries & fruit along with family friendly activities. The Farm Store & Bakery is stocked with regional food specialties and fresh baked goods everything you need to compliment your next meal or dessert. March Farm Facebook page. The rustically beautiful Pond Side Pines & Hill Top Orchard event spaces are perfect to host your next special occasion, outing or party no matter how small or large. Join us for our next Summer Concert and other special events
    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!!!!"
  • Old Barn Farm - blueberries, raspberries
    300 Bartholomew Hill Rd, Goshen, CT 06756. Phone: (860) 491-0017. Email: [email protected] . Open: Early July through mid-August annually, on Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm, CLOSED ON MONDAY. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.. Old Barn Farm grows many different types of blueberries. When there's enough crop, they also have raspberries available for picking, too. (ADDED: June 23, 2019, Suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on June 23, 2019: "LOVE IT! Best prices around per pound for blueberries. $2.50/lb for the 2019 season..."
  • 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,, 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. 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)

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