DOAG: Agritourism - Farm Fun in CT

 

Agritourism - Farm Fun in Connecticut

 

KEY:

CM      Corn Maze

FF       On-Farm Fall Festival

HR      Hay Rides

LF       Large Fruit (apples, pears, etc.)

M        Mums

O        Other

P        Pumpkins

 

 

Fairfield County

Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard, LLC    LF  O      

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

203-926-1098

PYO apples & plums from mid Sept. to Oct. & sometimes Nov. Bring your family to watch cider pressed on site. Farm baked pies, cookies, cider donuts, pumpkin cheesecake, local honey, maple syrup, fruit butters, & unique gifts mid-Sept-Dec 24.

 

Blue Jay Orchards    LF  P  HR     

125 Plumtrees Rd, Bethel, CT 06801

203-748-0119

PYO apples Sept-Oct 10am-5pm daily. Hayrides to pumpkin patch weekends only. School tours Mon-Fri, local honey, maple syrup, fresh pressed cider, cider donuts, pies, & more at seasonal farm market open mid to late Aug to Christmas.

 

Hollandia Nurseries, LLC    HR  FF  M  P

103 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel, CT  06801

203-743-0267

Oct. 4-5, 2008 join us for the 17th Annual Fall Festival. We have antique tractors, engines, & cars. Food – Fun – Hayrides.

 

Jones Family Farms and Winery  CM P HR  FF M O

Pumpkinseed Hill: 130 Beardsley Road, Shelton, CT  06484

203-929-8425

Whether your perfect pumpkin, gourd, or squash is tall & narrow or short & squat, you can find it here on our 25 acres of pumpkin patch. Hayrides available daily to take you to & from the pumpkin fields. Corn maze on weekends!  Corn stalks, hay & cider.

 

Plasko's Farm, LLC  CM P  LF FF M O

670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT  06611

203-268-2716

Corn maze in fall, tractor rides, build your own scare crow, pumpkin painting, & our own Farm Chef grills many wonderful things for our guest to eat. Craft fair on opening day of corn maze.

 

Silverman’s Farm     P HR LF M O

451 Sport Hill Rd, Easton, CT  06612

203-261-3306

Five acre animal park open daily. PYO apples, peaches, plums. Large pumpkin patch. Special events (check website), camp and school tours by appt.

 

White Silo Farm & Winery     FF  O

32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT  06784

860-355-0271

2nd Annual Asparagus Festival-May 16-17, 12-5pm, Rhubarb Festival-June 13-14 12-5pm, 2nd Annual Raspberry Festival-Sept 18-19 12-5pm.

 

 

Hartford County

4-H Center at Auer Farm     CM HR LF FF O

158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield, CT  06002

860-242-7144

A 120 acre farm provides valuable, hands-on, seasonal science programs to schools, community grps, & public. The animal barn, gardens, farmland, & orchard provide a great experience for all ages. Xmas trees & fruit available for sale when in season.

 

Belltown Hill Orchards, LLC   P HR LF M O

483 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury, CT  06073

860-633-2789

Sept.-Oct. PYO apples, peaches, pumpkins, pears, & raspberries Fri-Sun. FREE tractor wagon rides to fields. Hungry Harvester Concession stand open Sat & Sun during PYO hrs serving our apple fritters, cider donuts, & all of your favorite treats. Market open daily.

 

Brown's Harvest  CM P HR M FF 

1911 Poquonock Avenue, Rte.75 Windsor, CT  06095

860-683-0266

Open daily 10am-6pm beginning Sept 15 for mums, pumpkins, & fall decorations. Hayrides on weekends Sept 27th thru Oct & on weekdays by appt. Kids corn maze, our homemade apple cider donuts, & fun weekend entertainment. Hand painted pumpkins by Sheryl!

 

Flamig Farm   P  HR  O 

7 Shingle Mill Road, West Simsbury, CT  06092

860-658-5070

Petting zoo 9am-5pm, pony rides, weekends 11am-3pm; tractor rides by appt. Pumpkins! Biodiesel & solar energy displays. Kid friendly daytime Halloween hayrides & night Halloween hayrides last two weekends in Oct. (reserv. req’d). Group & school tours.

 

Hunter Hill Alpacas      FF  O

466 Fall Mountain Road, Bristol, CT  06010

860-582-3545

September 27-28, '08: National Alpaca Farm Day. Come meet new baby alpacas, learn about fiber, do a craft, & shop in the farm store. 10am-4pm Sat & Sun. Nov 29-30, '08: Holiday Open Farm Day. Enjoy hot chocolate, meet the alpacas, & see a spinning demo!

 

Karabin Farms   P HR LF M

894 Andrews Street, Southington, CT  06489

860-620-0194

A working family farm and 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.

 

Riverview Farms     CM P HR LF FF M O

91 Wassuc Road, Rte. 2, Exit 10, South Glastonbury, CT  06073

860-657-9197

Open 9/6-10/31. A fall experience for the family! On weekends, a pumpkin bounce, pony rides, & large petting zoo-come hold a baby chick! Corn maze & hayrides. Craft Wed. for kids. We host parties, play groups, & school trips. Sun. entertainment. Free petting zoo food during CT Grown for CT Kids week.

 

Robb's Farm   M  O

91 Wassuc Road, South Glastonbury, CT  06073

860-657-8235

We've been making our own ice cream for 4 yrs. We scoop 32 flavors & have a variety of animals from April-Dec. We'll scoop your birthday party or special event. One free kids size with an adult size cone during CT Grown for CT Kids Week.

 

Roberts Orchard   P  LF  FF  

125 Hill Street, Bristol, CT  06010

860-582-5314

10/4-5: Farm Family Weekend, sponsored by the Bristol Mum Festival. Activities & entertainment for families. 10/26: Pumpkin Chucking Contest, sponsored by Pumpkin Festival Committee. Bring your homemade devices to see who can hurl the farthest!

 

Rose's Berry Farm  CM  HR LF FF M P O

295 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury, CT  06073

860-633-7467

Apple & raspberry picking Sat & Sun in Sept. Open for pumpkin picking on 9/27. We offer hayrides, face painting, live scarecrow, pumpkin croquet, corn maze, & kids play area on Sat. & Sun 10/13-26. Tours & private parties by appt.  Sun. breakfast offered.

 

The Old Cider Mill   P HR  M

1287 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT  06033

860-918-5442

Town owned historic cider mill featuring local fruits & vegetables (including organics) & ciders. Farm animals, hayrides, & farm equipment on display.

 

 

Litchfield County

Averill Farm   P  LF  M

250 Calhoun Street, Washington Depot, CT  06794

860-868-2777

Enjoy PYO and pre-picked apples & pears on our scenic 9th generation family farm. Selling our own old fashioned unpasterurized apple cider, cider donuts, gourds, mums, Indian corn, & squash. School & other grps welcome, call ahead. Open daily.

 

Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm LLC.  CM P HR LF FF M O

461 Cornwall Bridge Road (Rte. 4), Sharon, CT  06612

860-364-0025

PYO and pre-picked pumpkins, apples, raspberries, pears, blueberries & retail store open with fresh baked pies, cider donuts, muffins, & other baked products. Fresh pressed cider on site, & a large corn maze, hayrides, & beautiful mountain top views.

 

Harris Hill Farm     CM P HR O  

99 Ridge Road, New Milford, CT  06776

860-354-3791

Free hayrides, small corn maze, PYO pumpkin patch - gourds, mini-pumpkins, Indian corn. Hilltop farm with great views, variety of farm animals - goats, sheep, llamas, chickens, ducks, livestock, & rabbits.

 

March Farm     CM P HR LF FF M O

160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT  06751

203-266-7721

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

South Farm Agricultural, LLC  HR, FF, PYO, O

21 Higbie Rd (at the intersectino of Rte. 63 and 109), Morris, CT  06763

860-567-9847

The annual "South Farms Festival" occurs on the first Saturday of October at the historic Paletsky Barn (corner of Route 63 and 109).  The festival will feature several Bluegrass bands, our farm-fresh food, product vendors, non-profits, and a chilli cook-off contest using South Farm's very own grass-fed beef.  In the fall we offer PYO pumpkins and hayrides.   South Farms sells canned-goods, eggs, produce, grass-fed beef (in 2013), hay bales, and is also available for event space rentals.  Please visit our website at www.southfarms.org and follow-us on Facebook for the latest information.

Middlesex County

Halfinger Farms    CM P HR   

489 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum, CT  06441

860345-4609

Every Sat and Sun in Oct our pumpkin field is open from 10am-5pm. Weave your way through the children's corn maze, enjoy a hay wagon ride around the field, play in the teepee or on woodchip mountain and find the perfect pumpkin.

 

Lyman Orchards     CM, LF, P, FF, HR, M

Jct. Rtes 147 & 157

Middlefield, CT  06455

24hr hotline (860) 349-6015

PYO June thru October, sunflower maze, corn maze, Frisbee golf, festivals, harvest activities, horse-drawn wagon rides, bakery workshops, and more. 

 

Paul & Sandy's Too/Pumpkintown USA   P  LF FF M O

93 East High Street (Route 66), East Hampton, CT  06424

860-267-0143

Pumpkintown USA is a unique village of pumpkinheaded people and buildings such as a post office, country store, jail, and more.  Our village has over 8 buildings and over 50 pumpkinheaded people.  We offer a farm stand featuring all of your fall favorites including apples, pears, maple syrup, local honey, and CT Grown produce as well as a great Halloween shop.  It is fun for kids of all ages!  Check us out on Facebook!  We are also a proud supporter of the Sandy Peszynski Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

Peaceful Hill Tree Farm    O

118 Clark Hill Road

East Hampton, CT 06424-1472

860-267-4341

Choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm where holiday memories begin. Watch the Christmas train or visit the craft barn for mailbox huggies, wreaths, & free hot cocoa. CT maple syrup for sale! Nov-Dec hours: Sat 9am-4:30pm; Sun 10am-4:30pm; Wed-Fri noon til dark.

 

 

New Haven County

Bishop's Orchards     CM P HR  FF M

1355 Boston Post Road, US Rte. 1, I-95 Exit 57, Guilford, CT  06437

203-458-PICK (7425)

Our fall activities include: PYO apples raspberries & pumpkins. Hay maze, hayrides, scarecrow making (select weekends) & more! Visit our llamas & alpacas too! Open 360 days a year, Mon-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 9am-6pm.

 

Bishop's Orchards  P HR  O

1920 Middletown Ave, Northford, CT  06472

203-458-PICK (7425

Northford Market is open seasonally every weekend in Sept. (weekend after Labor Day) & Oct.  We are open for PYO apples, peaches, pumpkins, & hayrides.  Our own pies, cider, apples, and other goodies in the market. Open daily 10am-5pm.

 

Gouveia Vineyeards LLC

1339 Whirlwind Hill Road, Wallingford, CT  06492

203-265-5526

Established in 1999, Gouveia Vineyards & Winery is located high on 140 sun-kissed acres.  The winery, built of stone and old timbers, commands a spectacular 360-degree view of lush woodlands, open fields, pristine hundred-year-old farms, and, of course, the vineyard itself.  Visitors who come to the winery for a wine tasting can bring their own picnic lunches to enjoy--on the deck by the pond in the summer, before a roaring fire in the winter, or from the delightful stone patio any time of year.  Come and savor the wonderful surroundings, and, of course, the wine!

 

Hindinger Farm  FF

835 Dunbar Hill Road, Hamden, CT  06514

203-288-0700

Hindinger Farm hosts a strawberry festival on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend.  We have hayrides, strawberry ice cream, and strawberry shortcake, and Glenwood Drive-In cooks up hamburgers and hot dogs.  There are lots of activities for the children.  Look at our website for more details.  www.hindingersfarm.com

 

Rose Orchards     CM, HR, LF, FF, O

35 Branford Road, North Branford, CT  06471

203-488-7996

One of the oldest family-owned farms in the nation.  Scenic wagon rides, petting zoo, corn maze, hay maze, ice cream, and pies.

 

Van Wilgen's Garden Center   P HR  M O

51 Valley Road, North Branford, CT  06471

203-488-2110

Octoberfest Sat & Sun Oct 4th & 5th. Hayrides, music, refreshments, & face painters. Hayrides most weekends in fall & spring. Collection of antique 'Farmall' tractors.

 

 

New London County

Alice Acres Farm Market and Greenhouse  P HR LF FF 

39 Military Highway, Gales Ferry, CT  06335

(860)464-1885

Free hayrides in fall. Pumpkin decorating contest in Oct. 1000's of mums. Cows and Cones serves super premium ice cream and has outdoor seating overlooking fields with cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens.

 

Blue Slope Country Museum    HR FF O

138 Blue Hill Road, Franklin, CT  06254

860-642-6413

Museum of Agriculture and History on a working dairy farm.  Thursday Summer Family Campfires at 7:00:  6/23, 7/28, 8/25.  Friday Summer Square Dances @7:30:  6/3, 7/15, 8/12, 9/9.  Fall Festival Tyme:  Saturday & Sunday, October 1&2, 10:00 a.m.  Personalized programs and activities for school & special interest groups.

 

Cedar Knoll Farm, LLC

57 Kimball Rd, Lisbon, CT  06351

860-376-8110

Agritourism activities including carriage and sleigh rides, draft horses, harness shop.  Year round.  Call for hours.

 

Holmberg Orchards and Winery    HR LF FF M O

12 Orchard Drive, 1990 Rte. 12, Gales Ferry, CT  06335

860-464-7305

Seasonal PYO: apples, pears, blueberries, peaches & nectarines, raspberries, pumpkins, flowers, grape tomatoes. School field trips (pre-school through grade 2) during the fall by appt only.

 

Maple Lane Farms   P HR LF  

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

860-887-8855 (24 hr info line)

Maple Lane Farm offers PYO apples & pumpkins with hayrides on the weekends. Cut Your Own Xmas tree in the winter. Please call our 24hr info line for hours.

 

R-Farms, LLC    CM P HR  O 

353 Tobacco Street, Lebanon, CT  06249

860-228-3627

A family owned pumpkin farm offering hayrides, a 2.5 acre corn maze  perfect for the whole family, an 1850 renovated barn for parties, a gift shop, pumpkins, gourds, & fall goodies! A great spot for birthday parties. Visit us www.r-farmct.com

Six Paca Farm        FF

38 Bozrah Street, Bozrah, CT  06334

860-887-8168

Meet the alpacas at Open House 9/27-28 & again 11/29 & 30. In between, visit the fiber store for items made of the alpaca fiber - gloves, scarves, hates, socks, sweaters, & rugs.

 

The Farmer's Cow    HR  FF 

49 Chappell Road, Lebanon, CT  06429

866-355-COWS (2697)

9/20, 9am-3pm: Tour of Fairvue Farms during Celebrating Ag. Walking Tours-10/4, 2pm: Cushman Farm, Franklin 'Moos & More'. 10/11, 2pm: Graywall Farms, Lebanon 'Cows, Fields, & the Farmer's Cow'. 10/12, 2pm: Fort Hill Farms, Thompson 'Over the Hill & Through the Woods'.

 

Whittle's Willow Spring Farm   P  LF  

1030 Noank Ledyard Rd., Mystic, CT  06355

860-536-1799

Looking for a way to spend quality time with your family Spend the day wandering through our orchards!  Pick your own apples, while taking in the spectacular view of the farm.  It is an experience your family will remember for a lifetime!

 

 

Tolland County

Bassetts Bridge Farm   P HR  M O

552 Bassetts Bridge Road, Mansfield, CT  06250

860-455-0545

Fun activities for young & old. Select pumpkins or PYO! Stroll through display gardens, discover frogs in the frog pond. 45 minute hayride through open fields & woods. Pick mums, there are 100's available!

 

Chestnut Hill Nursery   P  HR  M

75 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs, CT  06076

860-684-2787

Join us on Sat 10/4-5 & 10/11-13 for our Pumpkin & Mum Festival featuring fun activities like face painting, pumpkin painting, hayrides & more. Our staff will be on hand to teach about fall gardening & to answer questions. Open year-round 8am-6pm.

 

Hurst Farm   P HR LF FF M O

746 East St, Andover, CT  06232

860-646-6536

Old fashioned country store with homemade products. PYO & picked strawberries. Summer gardens for your viewing pleasure. Harvest hayrides (fall) private & public. Bring your families & guests for CT products. Maple sugaring in season.

 

Merrow Maze     CM    

3 Merrow Rd, Storrs, CT  06068

860-805-3276

An educational corn maze with a new theme each year. For ’08, the theme is “CT Firsts”. Visitors have to find answers to questions in the maze & find their way out. Great for everyone! Open Sept-Oct, weekend, 12pm-5pm or by appt.

 

Pumpkin Paul’s Farm  CM P O 

Route 195

Tolland, CT 06269

860-429-8449

pumpkinpaul@sbcglobal.net  

Come visit our strawberry farm in June and our pumpkin patch in October. Top quality! U-Pick and ready-picked strawberries, peas & raspberries. School groups welcome. Please call at (860) 428-4846. See you at our farm!

 

UConn College of Agriculture Natural Resources   P HR FF M O

Rte. 195, Storrs, CT  06269

860-486-1076

Join us at the 14th annual Cornucopia Fest on Sunday 10/5 at UConn. Exhibits & demos from 11am-4pm, alumni sale at 11am, auction at 1pm. See live birds of prey, chicken bbq, Polo match, hort show, antique farm equipment & more! Admission is free!

 

 

Windham County

18th Century Purity Farms at the Hall Homestead  LF  P  O

156 Plainfield Pike Rd, Plainfield, CT  06374

860-564-8733

We specialize in heirloom produce and offer tours of our heirloom orchards. We offer PYO apples on Sundays in Sept & Oct, 4pm till dusk, Nov & Dec 12noon till dusk.

 

Celebrating Agriculture      P  HR  M  FF

Rte. 169 (Woodstock Fair Grounds), Woodstock, CT  06281

860-774-8397 ext. 109

Held on the 3rd & 4th Sat. in Sept at the Woodstock Fairgrounds. Celebrating Ag is free & open to the public. Join us for a Hearty Farm Breakfast & a day full of ag exhibits, demos, wagon rides, kid activities, local food, music, animals, farmers' market, & more!

 

Chaplin Farms  P  HR  LF  M  O

392 Hampton Road, Chaplin, CT  06235

860-455-1100

PYO peaches, apples, pumpkins, and Christmas trees.  Over 15 varieties including Macoun and Mutsu.  Full-service farm stand with both traditional and heirloom vegetables and fruit,  carries local honey, syrup, cider, goat cheese, baked goods, soap, and so much more!

 

Creamery Brook Bison   P HR   

19 Purvis Road, Brooklyn, CT  06234

860-779-0837

Scenic wagon rides to see bison in their fields while learning about agriculture. Private groups year round by reservation only. Public tours are on Sat in July-Sept. Lunch is available from 11:30am-1:00pm. Ride leaves at 1:30pm.

 

Fort Hill Farms      CM

260 Quaddick Road, Thompson, CT  06277

860-923-3439

Visit the most educational corn maze in the U.S.!  This year's theme is THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL! DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF WALKING! Open Aug 15--Veteran's Day. Sun-Thurs 9am-5pm; Fri/Sat 9am-9pm, BYO flashlight! Call for group rates.

 

Krushefsky Tree Farm     O  

1719 Rte. 171, Woodstock Valley, CT  06282
860-942-1818
Est. 1962. We are open Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas. Our tree farm offers eight varieties of choose-and-cut trees:  Frasier Fir, Doulas Fir, Canaan Fir, Balsam Fir, Concolor Fir, White Spruce, Blue Spruce, and Norway Spruce.  We have a wide selection of fresh, farm-made wreaths, Yule logs, holiday baskets and roping.  In our barn shop, warm yourself by our antique wood stove and enjoy mulled cider and treats, and goodie bags for the kids.  In our shop we offer our handcrafted birdhouses, miniature cabins, along with Christmas and country gifts.

Oak Haven Farm   P  LF  

113 Khourie Road, Scotland, CT  06264

860-456-3333

lmsmith@snet.net

PYO apples, pumpkins, gourds, and veggies Labor Day through Thanksgiving.  A great family activity!

 

Woodstock Orchards, LLC  LF  O

494 Route 169

Woodstock, CT 06281

860-928-2225

Farm retail stand selling our own apples, peaches, blueberries, pears, vegetables, pumpkins & sweet cider along with local honey & maple syrup. Pick-your-own blueberries starting in July and apples from Sept 1-Oct 15th.