As hard as we try to fight it, summer is only around few a few more sweet weeks. Fortunately for us, we live in an area that offers a beautiful Fall season. Warm days, crisp nights, and all of the pick-your-own farms you can handle! Apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, and plums can all be found during the late summer and early fall months.
Exploring the farms and seeing all of the different varieties of apples offered at each is always a favorite activity of mine come this time of year. And don’t forget the cider! For me, nothing beats a farm fresh jug of the good stuff. Map out your own little fruit picking trail, gathering your baking, canning, or freezing supplies, and get ready to enjoy the taste of Fall!
New Haven County:
- Bishop’s Orchards (Guilford) – peaches, raspberries, pears, apples, and pumpkins
- Rose Orchards (North Branford) – apples, peaches, raspberries, pumpkins
- Blue Hills Orchard (Wallingford) – apples, pears, and hard cider
- Drazen Orchards (Cheshire) – apples, blueberries, peaches, pears, quince, Italian prune plums
- Norton Brothers Fruit Farm (Cheshire) – blueberries, apples, and pears
- Lyman Orchards (Middlefield) – apples, peaches, nectarines, pears, Asian pears, and pumpkins
- Scott’s Connecticut Valley Orchards (Deep River) – apples, peaches, nectarines, and plums
- Scott’s Farm and Greenhouses (Essex) – cut your own flowers sold by the pound