Berry Picking and Peach Picking at Connecticut Farms

Fill your baskets with delicious treats when berry picking and peach picking at Connecticut farms. Photo courtesy of Belltown Hill Orchards
Fill your baskets with delicious treats when berry picking and peach picking at Connecticut farms. Photo courtesy of Belltown Hill Orchards
7/7/23 - By Jennifer Coe

How much can you bring home when you go berry picking and peach picking in Connecticut? And how many berries will sneak their way into your little ones mouths? There are several types of delicious berries and fruit on farms all over Connecticut. Bring your kids and strap a bucket around their necks so they can "help." Peaches, rasperries, blueberries, and even nectarines and plums are ripening right now. So pull out your favorite recipe and hop in the car!

In, July blueberries and blackberries are ready for eating. Late July and August are perfect for peaches. If you decide to make jam with your pounds of pickin's, try this Homemade Pop Tart Recipe. And for more great summertime ideas, browse out Connecticut Summer Fun Guide.

Note: Due to a freeze, 2023 is not a great year for peaches; some farms lost their pick-your-own crops.


Berry Picking in Fairfield County

1. Jones Family Farms—Shelton

This 400-acre family farm (since 1848) has pick your own strawberries and blueberries in summer, pumpkins in the fall, and Christmas trees during the holidays. Berry picking is at the Valley Farm or Pumpkinseed Hill. Call ahead for the Crop Report to see what's ripe for picking, or follow the signs on the property.

2. Silverman's Farm—Easton

Silverman's has pick your own peaches and raspberries, and blueberries are open in July. Peruse the farm market for apples and other fresh fruit, veggies, and pies. The kids will love petting, feeding, and interacting with the farm friends in the animal farm, including llamas, buffalo, goats, sheep, and emus. 

Berry and Peach Picking Farms in Litchfield County

Photo of hands holding berries - Berry Picking and Peach Picking at Connecticut Farms
Grab as many berries as you can at these Connecticut farms! Photo courtesy of March Farm

3. March Farm—Bethlehem

Note: No pick your own peaches in 2023.
March Farm features pick your own apples, blueberries, plums, pumpkins, and strawberries. Purchase farm fresh eggs, fresh apple cider donuts, vegetables, and freshly baked pies here as well. Children will love the petting zoo. Open every day from 10am to 6pm.

4. Litchfield Hills Blueberry Farm LLC—Plymouth

Pick your own blueberries or shop pre-picked produce—​and enjoy lunch in the picnic area. Harvest is usually available in early July. Open: Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Mondays; cash only.

5. Maple Bank Farm—Roxbury

Pick your own blueberries on this family farm that dates back to 1730. PYO is generally available Wednesday through Sunday, and blueberries are ready for picking in early July. 

6. Evergreen Berry Farm—Watertown

Pick from nine varieties of organic blueberries, red and gold raspberries, and blackberries. Open everyday, mid July through September. Call ahead for updated picking conditions and berry availability.

Berry Picking and More at Farms in Eastern Connecticut

7. Scott's Yankee Farmer—East Lyme

Pick your own strawberries, flowers, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, and pumpkins. PYO season runs from early June through October, and the strawberry season goes by quickly! Don't miss the roadside stand for pre-picked veggies and legendary cider donuts. Open daily from 8am to 6pm. Reserve your spot for picking online.

8. Grant's Berry Patch—Jewett City

Pick your own strawberries and blueberries while they last. They are open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. This is a beautiful property with big, wide rows for kids to pick in. Fresh grown vegetable can be purchased as well.
Photo of child holding raspberries - Berry Picking and Peach Picking at CT farms 
There's a sweet satisfaction that comes with picking berries at CT farms. Photo courtesy of Holmberg Orchards

9. Holmberg Orchards - Gales Ferry

Note:  No pick your own peaches in 2023.
Pick your own raspberries starting in late June. But come back again this summer, because you can also pick blueberries (starting in July) and blackberries (mid-July). Holmberg Orhards has a cute market, some homemade items for same, and a very cute cow you can take a selfie with. Oh, and guess what? They have a winery right there on-site! For updated picking conditions call 860-464-7305.

10. Buell's Orchard - Eastford

The strawberries and raspberries are ripe for picking in June and into early-July. The farm has a market on site with lots of fresh veggies and fruit as well as home made items and books and items for farm-loving kids. Don't forget to grab some cheese or cider while you are there. Pick your own hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 8am to 12pm. 

Berry Picking and More at Farms in Hartford County

11. Rose's Berry Farm —South Glastonbury

Rose's is under new management but is still famous for all it's berries which include blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. The Gondek family is establishing new traditions, but, the berries are still amazing.

12. Easy Pickin's Farm —Enfield

Easy Pickin's garden offerings are growing (pardon the pun)! You can come to the farm to pick raspberries, Asian pears, and 10 varieties of blueberries. There are also some of herbs and vegetables ready for purchase. You can also cut fresh flowers on-site. 

13. Scantic Valley Farm —Somers

Note: No pick your own strawberries in 2023.
Come enjoy the beautiful top-of-the-mountain scenery at Scantic Valley Farm as you pick fresh strawberries from the fields. Blueberry and dahlia season usually begins in mid-July. Open Monday through Friday and weekends. Call first for picking conditions.

14. 4-H Auer Farm —Bloomfield

The 4-H Center at Auer Farm is located in Bloomfield. Take a long ride down their dirt road driveway and you will find yourself in the middle of a historic, 120-acre farm and gardens. Blueberries are netted off and are on the trust pay system to the left up the hill.

Photo of child in berry bush at a Connecticut farms. 
Explore the great outdoors at these pick-your-own farms in Connecticut! Photo courtesy of Belltown Orchards

15. Belltown Orchards - Glastonbury 

Belltown has pick your own blueberries, cherries, peaches, pears–the list goes on! The farm also has a fantastic farmer's market brimming with fresh produce. Blueberry picking starts in early July and goes all summer long. If you're really adventurous, you can take the ferry from Rocky Hill to Glastonbury, and GPS the rest of the short ride to the orchard.

Berry Picking and More at Farms in Southern Connecticut

16. Lyman Orchards—Middlefield

Pick your own strawberries, blueberries, honeyberries, jostaberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, pears, and pumpkins. Pack a picnic and enjoy the amazing view, or visit the Apple Barrel. The website is constantly updated, so check to see what's ready for picking and when. Lyman's has an active calendar of family events.

17. Gotta's Farm — Portland

Note: There is no pick your own peaches in 2023.
Besides the farm stand with delicious pies and baked goods, Gotta's offers pick your own strawberries, peaches, apples and pears. PYO strawberries runs through the middle of June, and then come juicy peaches, and finally snappy apples and pears. 

Image of child picking blueberries at a Connecticut farm. 
Take your time and find the berry that is just ripe for you! Photo courtesy of Bishop's Orchards

18. Bishop's Orchards—Guilford

Strawberries are the first to arrive, then blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, apples, and pumpkins. Don't miss the sunflower maze at this 140-year old family farm that has been cared for by six generations. Check the website or call for picking dates or call the pick line.

Originally written by Sherry Pardy and published June 20, 2012.


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