Pick Your Own Berry Farms in Connecticut
There's nothing better than strolling through a heavenly scented field of ripe strawberries while perusing the juiciest, reddest fruit for picking and then enjoying soon thereafter. Visiting and supporting the local farms is an added bonus. It's safe to say that there is a berry farm in most corners of Connecticut (here's some more in Hartford County) so there's ample opportunity for lots of fruit picking excursions this spring and summer. While most farms listed below include blueberries, we've compiled a list of just blueberry picking farms too. Happy picking!
Bishop's Orchards - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, apples and pumpkins. A family farm for 140 years and 6 generations. Check their website or call for picking dates.
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437 203-458-PICK
Candee Farm - pyo raspberries Open: beginning mid-July depending on what is ripe; through mid/late September. Prepicked vegetables: Tomatoes, various types of squash, cucumbers, many varieties of peppers, eggplant, corn on the cob (trucked in fresh every morning from upstate CT).
456 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT, 06612. 203-268-5623
Jones Family Farms - Strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins, and Christmas trees. A 400-acre family farm since 1848. Berry picking is at the Valley Farm or Pumpkinseed Hill. Call for the Crop Report or follow the directional signs when approaching the farm.
Route 110 & Walnut Tree Hill Road (266 Israel Hill Road), Shelton, CT 06484. Phone: (203) 929-8425
White Silo Farm and Winery - rhubarb, raspberries, blackberries PYO rhubarb May - June. PYO raspberries, blackberries August to October. Red & yellow raspberries, thorn-less blackberries, and asparagus. Raspberry, blackberry, rhubarb wine made with our own fruit. Winery open May - Dec. on Friday, Saturday, and Sun. 12 pm to 5 pm.
32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784. Phone: (860) 355-0271
Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm, LLC - PYO strawberries,
blueberries, summer & fall raspberries, cherries, plums, peaches,
apples, pumpkins & gourds, flowers; hayrides for the whole family! Corn, tomatoes, & vegetables. June to November, 7 days. Also, fresh baked pies, and cider donuts. Our own pressed apple cider available for tasting.
461 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: (860) 364-0025.
Evergreen Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
red and gold raspberries, blackberries, elderberries. Open: mid July thru August: 8 am to 8 pm every day; September: 8 am to noon on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday; Call ahead for updated picking conditions and berry availability. Children welcome, no pets. Containers provided. Call ahead for picking conditions/berry update. 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.
435 Bassett Road, Watertown, CT 06795. Phone: (860) 274-0825
Freund's Farm Market - pumpkins, berries, flowers. 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.
324 Norfolk Road, East Canaan, CT 06024. Phone: (860) 824-0650
Litchfield Hills Blueberry Farm LLC - blueberries, and prepicked
produce, picnic area. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Open: Tuesday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm, CLOSED MONDAYS.
23 Schrowback Road, Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-283-9571
Maple Bank Farm - Blueberries
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.
53 Church Street, Roxbury, CT 06783 (860) 354-7038
March Farm - apples, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, peaches,
plums, pumpkins, strawberries, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple
cider made on the premises), snacks and refreshment stand, picnic
area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
Open: Monday to Thursday, from 9am to 6pm; Friday and Saturday, from 9am to 7pm; Sunday from 9am to 6pm; \ 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.
160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem, CT 06751 (203) 266-7721
Peck's Berry Farm - blueberries
PYO blueberries. 1 mile west of the center of Morris. Open July through August.
205 West Street, Lakeside, CT 06758 Phone: (860) 567-0546
Roses Berry Farm - Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Apples & Pumpkins
Open for picking 8-5 pm on Saturdays and 9-5 pm on Sundays starting mid-June, check their facebook page for the latest. Sunday breakfast is open from 8-1 pm starting mid-June.
295 Matson Hill Rd., South Glastonbury, CT 06073 860-633-7467
Ruwet Farm - blueberries, pumpkins, vegetables
Farm stand open mid July to October. PYO blueberries, pumpkins. Call for hours and information.
1600 Torringford Street, Torrington, CT 06790 Phone: (860) 489-9580
Starberry Farm - Apples, pears, cherries, sweet & sour, peaches,
plums, nectarines, blueberries 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.
47 Kielwasser Road, Washington Depot, CT 06794-1119 860.868.2863