DOAG: Agritourism - Farm Fun in CT

 

Agritourism - Farm Fun in Connecticut

KEY:

PYO     Pick Your Own

W       Wineries

HR      Hay Rides

FT       Farm Tours

FD      Farm Dinners

FF       On Farm Agriculture Festival

CM      Corn Maze

O        Other

 

 

Fairfield County

Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard, LLC     PYO O

278 Leavenworth Rd (Rte. 110), Shelton, CT 06484

203-926-1098

no1cidermill@yahoo.com

PYO apples from mid Sept – Oct/Nov weekends only. Bring the family to watch cider being pressed. Farm baked pies, cookies cider donuts, pumpkin cheesecake, local honey, maple syrup, fruit butters, hard cider kits, unique gifts mid-Sept-Dec.

 

 

Hollandia Nursery, LLC     HR FF O

103 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel, CT 06801

203-743-0267

Pumpkins, Mums. First weekend in October-Annual Fall Festival. We have antique tractors, engines & cars. Food-Fun-Hayrides.

 

 

Plasko's Farm, LLC     FF CM O

670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT 06611

203-268-2716

plaskosfarm@aol.com

Build your own scarecrow, mums.  Corn maze in fall tractor rides, pumpkin painting, & our own Farm chef grills many wonderful things for our guest to eat.  Craft fair on opening day of maze.

 

 

Silverman's Farm     PYO HR O

451 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612

203-261-3306

Mums. Five acre animal park open daily. PYO apples, peaches, plums in season.  Large pumpkin patch.  Special events-check website. Camp & school tours by appointment.

 

 

The Hickories Farm     HR    

136 Lounsbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877

203-894-1851

info@thehickories.org

Weekends in October, we offer PYO pumpkins & hayrides around the farm.

 

 

Hartford County

Belltown Hill Orchards, LLC     PYO HR FF O

483 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073

860-633-2789

belltownorchards@snet.net

PYO apples, peaches, plums, nectarines, pumpkinsm blueberries & blackberries.

 

 

Brown's Harvest     HR FT FF CM

1911 Poquonock Ave., Windsor, CT 06095

860-683-0266

brownsharvest@yahoo.com

Family fun!  Kids’ groups weekends by appt.  Pumpkins, mums, kids’ corn maze, cider donuts.  Open Daily During October 10am - 6 pm.

 

 

Flamig Farm     HR O

7 Shingle Mill Road, West Simsbury, CT 06092

860-658-5070

flamigfarm@yahoo.com

Pumpkins.  Petting zoo, 9 am to 5 pm, pony rides, weekends 11 am to 3 pm & tractor rides by appt.  Biodiesel & solar energy displays.  Kid friendly daytime Halloween hayrides & night Halloween hayrides in last two weekends in Oct. (Reservations needed).

 

 

Karabin Farms     PYO HR O

894 Andrews Street, Southington, CT 06489

860-620-0194

farmingct@cox.net

A working family farm & country store with greenhouses, Xmas trees, apple orchard, pumpkin field, maple syrup, & livestock. Weekend apple & pumpkin PYO, hayride through our farm in Sept. & Oct. Specializing in school groups K-2 with educational info.

 

 

Roberts Orchard     O

125 Hill Street, Bristol, CT 06010

860-582-5314

plarbs@yahoo.com

We have a retail operation with apples, other large fruit, cider, pumpkins. Open seasonally.

 

 

Rose's Berry Farm, LLC     HR FF CM

295 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073

860-633-7467

rosesblues@cox.net

PYO berries, apples, pears, pumpkins, Xmas trees. Jam, farm pies. Sunday breakfast Jun-Oct. Fall hayrides & more! Groups by appt. Call for hours.

 

 

Litchfield County

Double D Living History Farm     FT   

102 Painter Hill Road, Roxbury, CT 06783

860-354-0649

ddlivinghistory@aol.com

Visit the largest collection in the Northeast of over 200 restored antique tractors & farm items. Dedicated to the display, demonstration, education & preservation of early farming techniques & lifestyles. Tours April 1-Nov 1 by appt.

 

Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm LLC     PYO HR FT FF CM O

461 Cornwall Bridge Road (Rte. 4), Sharon, CT 06069

860-364-0025

ellsworthfarm@comcast.net

PYO & pre-picked pumpkins, apples, raspberries, pears, blueberries, strawberries & retail store. Mums. Beautiful views & fresh pressed cider on site.

 

 

March Farm     PYO HR FF CM O

160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT 06751

203-266-7721

marchfarms@marchfarms.com

Spend a beautiful day on the farm this summer & fall! Seasonal PYO blueberries, strawberries, peaches, apples & pumpkins. Mums. Fruit Harvest festival with lots of activities, farm playscapes, animal yard, corn maze, & farm market!

 

 

Ox Hollow Farm     PYO HR FT   

Judds Bridge Road, Roxbury, CT 06783

860-354-3315

info@oxhollowfarmct.com

A diversified family farm nestled in Roxbury, the Litchfield County gateway. Established in 1994, Mark Maynard II uses his upbringing & education to provide hormone & antibiotic free, all-natural, pasture raised Angus beef, high-grade pork, lamb & poultry to consumers.

 

South Farms Agricultural / Paletsky Farms     PYO HR FF CM O

21 Higbie Road, Morris, CT 06763

860-567-9847

Info@southfarms.org

Sunday Farmer's Market. Visit our farm stand & Morris Farmers Market. Local salad greens, heirloom tomatoes, herbs, root vegetables, grass-fed, all-natural, free-range beef & pork, farm fresh eggs, baked goods & our produce-in-season soups, jams, pickles & salsas!

 

Middlesex County

Halfinger Farms     PYO HR FT CM O

489 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum, CT 06441

860-345-4609

halfingerfarms@att.net

Visit farm in a beautiful valley, surrounded by rolling hills. Fall activities for children, families & groups.  PYO pumpkins & half acre corn maze. Bring snacks & enjoy free play area & picnic tables. Terrific field trip program! Check website.

 

 

Peaceful Hill Farm     O

118 Clark Hill Road, East Hampton, CT 06424-1472

860-267-4341

peacefulhill@sbcglobal.net

Choose & Cut Christmas tree farm where holiday memories being. Watch the Christmas train or visit the craft barn for mailbox huggies, wreaths, & free hot cocoa. Nov-Dec hours: Tues – Sun, 10 am to Dark. Closed Mon.

 

New Haven County

Drazen Orchards LLC     PYO HR O

251 Wallingford Road, Cheshire, CT 06410

203-272-7985

Drazenorchards@gmail.com

Scenic orchard features PYO apples, peaches, pears & plums in season Aug-Oct. Take a wagon ride to the picking area. Enjoy shaded picnic grove. See a demonstration bee hive. Farm stand features both our produce as well as products from local farms.

 

 

Gouveia Vineyards     HR     O

1339 Whirlwind Hill Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

203-265-5526

gouveiavineyards@sbcglobal.net

Wine tours.  Located high on 140 sun-kissed acres. The winery, built of stone & old timbers, commands a spectacular 360-degree view of lush woodlands, open fields, pristine hundred-year-old farms, & , of course, the vineyard itself.

 

 

Hindinger Farm     HR    

835 Dunbar Hill Road, Hamden, CT 06514

203-288-0700

info@hindingersfarm.com

Strawberry festival held on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend. We have hayrides, strawberry ice cream, & strawberry shortcake, & Glenwood Drive-In cooks up hamburgers & hot dogs. There are lots of activities for the children.

 

 

Rose Orchards     PYO HR         

33 Branford Road, North Branford, CT 06471

203-488-7996

info@roseorchardsfarm.com

PYO berries, apples, pears, pumpkins, Xmas trees. Jam, farm pies. Sunday breakfast Jun-Oct. Fall hayrides & more! Groups by appt. Call for hours.

 

Van Wilgen's Garden Center     HR O

51 Valley Road, North Branford, CT 06471

203-488-2110

matt@vanwilgens.com

Antique farm tractors, pumpkins, mums.  October fest Saturday & Sunday10/4 & 10/5.  Hayrides, music refreshments, & face painters.  Hayrides most weekend in fall & spring.  Collection of antique “Farmall” tractors.

 

 

New London County

Blue Slope Country Museum, Inc     HR FF 

138 Blue Hill Road, Franklin, CT 06254

860-642-6413

museum@blueslope.com; goats@blueslope.com

Museum of Agriculture & History on a working dairy farm.  Thursday Summer Family Campfires & Friday Summer Square Dances during summer; Annual Fall Festival Tyme, October.  Personalized programs & activities, too.

 

 

Cedar Knoll Farm, LLC     HR    

57 Kimball Road, Lisbon, CT 06351

860-376-8110

cedarknollfarm@gmail.com

Horse Drawn Carriage, Wagon Rides.

 

 

Holmberg Orchards and Winery     PYO HR FF O

12 Orchard Drive, Gales Ferry, CT 06335

860-464-7305

amy@holmbergorchards.com

Bakery, farm stand, mums. Seasonal PYO: apples, pears, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, raspberries, pumpkins, flowers, grape tomatoes. School field trips (pre-school – 2nd grade) during the fall by appt. only. Farm Winery with fruit wines & hard ciders & tastings.

 

Maple Lane Farms     PYO HR O

57 N.W. Corner Road, Preston, CT 06365

860-889-3766

Allyn@maplelane.com

Maple Lane farm offers PYO apples & pumpkins with hayrides on the weekends.  Hours are 10 am to 4 pm, Wed-Sun.

 

 

Maugle Sierra Vineyards, LLC     W FD FF 

825-827 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339

860-464-2987

pdm-a@comcast.net

Savor a Taste of New England. Enjoy our local wines! Tasting room is open year round for your enjoyment. Open Mon, Wed- Sun. Musical entertainment. Enjoy new winery & event room. Just minutes to casinos & Mystic. Call or email ahead for parties of 8 or more.

 

Six Paca Farm     O

38 Bozrah Street, Bozrah, CT 06334

860-204-0386

bozrahsss@aol.com

Meet the alpacas!  Also selling fiber products from our alpaca fiber including scarves, mittens, gloves, rugs, hats, socks & yarn made in our own fiber mill.

 

 

The Farmer's Cow     HR FF 

49 Chappell Road, Lebanon, CT 06429

860-642-4600

robin@thefarmerscow.com

Unique Tours of real local farms as unique as our farmers! Our farmers are proud to show everyone how we farm & care for our cows that produce real local & delicious milk. See first-hand, how we are working to save Connecticut farmland & sustain farming as a way of life.

 

Tolland County

Bassetts Bridge Farm     HR O

552 Bassetts Bridge Road, Mansfield, CT 06250

860-455-0545

thegardensatbbfarm@att.net

Mums, pumpkins, flowers.  Stroll shade & sun gardens.  Bird watching by the pond, 40 acres of tranquility.  Wedding & receptions remodeled barn booking for 2014.

 

 

Burke Ridge Farms     PYO HR FF CM

95 Wapping Wood Rd, Ellington, CT 06029

860-896-0888

brf-brc@comcast.net

PYO pumpkins with hayrides & corn maze. Fall festivities.

 

 

Chestnut Hill Nursery LLC     FF O

75 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

860-684-2787

kevin@chestnutnursery.com

Pumpkins, Mums.  Join us at Chestnut Hill Nursery throughout the year for festivals & special classes.

 

 

The Country Butcher at Spring Meadow Farm     FF 

1032 Tolland Stage Road, Tolland, CT 06084

860-875-5352

The Country Butcher at Spring Meadow Farm provides high grade, custom trimmed & cut meats, smokehouse products, dried & stuffed meat products. We have many services for you including Pig Roast to Go, Barbecue Menu & Special Events Catering. Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 8 am - 4 pm. 

 

 

 

Windham County

Chaplin Farms LLC     PYO O

392 Hampton Road, Chaplin, CT 06235

860-455-1100

info@chaplinfarms.com

PYO apples, peaches, pumpkins, & Christmas trees. Over 15 varieties including Macoun & Mutsu. Mums. Full service farm stand, with traditional fruits & vegetables, heirloom varieties, local honey, syrup, goat cheese, baked goods, soaps, & more!

 

 

Creamery Brook Bison     PYO HR O

19 Purvis Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234

860-779-0837

creamerybrookbison@sbcglobal.net

Pumpkins. Scenic wagon rides to see bison in the fields & learn about agriculture. Private groups, year round, by appt. Public tours: July- Sept, Saturdays. Lunch available 11:30 am- 1:00 pm. Special pricing for Adventure Package includes lunch & wagon ride.

 

 

Devon Point Farm & Cattle Company     PYO HR FF O

54 Joy Road, Woodstock, CT 06281

860-974-9004

devonpointfarm@gmail.com

Fall Harvest & Halloween Festival-weekends from September 13 to October 31, visit www.devonpointfarm.com for dates & details.  Pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, kids’ activities, harvest & Halloween fun!

 

 

High Spring Orchard     PYO   FT   

47 Dividend Road, Woodstock, CT 06281

860-315-7567

rtenerowicz@charter.net

Small family orchard on scenic road in “Quiet Corner”. PYO blueberries, peaches, apples. Visit Country Store for jams, jellies, fresh baked pies, cider, apple sauce, vegetables, pumpkins, mums, squash, crafts, gluten free foods. Mid June-New Years, Tues-Sat, 10am - 5:30 pm.

 

Krushefsky Tree Farm     O

1719 Rte 171, Woodstock Valley, CT 06282

860-942-1818

enchantedwoods@charter.net

Established in 1962, we offer 8 varieties of trees: Frasier, Douglas Canaan Balsam & Con Color Fir; White, Blue & Norway Spruce. Tag or cut daily. Open Nov-Dec. Hand made on premises: wreaths, garlands, yule boxes & swags, crafts & artistic gifts.

 

Raspberry Knoll Farm     PYO O

163 North Windham Road, North Windham, CT 06256

860-786-7486

info@raspberryknoll.com

Garden classes.  PYO from 12 varieties of summer & fall raspberries, cut-your own flowers & herbs.  Pre-picked raspberries, herbs, vegetables & flower bouquets at our stand, visit our website or Facebook for hours.

 

 

Three Niece Farm LLC     FT FF 

340 Providence Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247

860-455-0485

info@threeniecefarm.com

Experience the Quiet Corner family farm difference. Alpaca & llama sales, fresh free range eggs & produce, private label jams, jellies, relishes & spice rubs. Our customers & vendors are treated like our animals: ethically, with respect & kindness.

 

UCONN Coll. Of Agri & Natural Resources     HR FF O

Rte. 195, Storrs, CT 06269-4066

860-486-1076

sara.putnam@uconn.edu

Mums. Join us at the annual Cornucopia Fest on September 21, 2014.  Visit  www.cag.uconn.edu for information.