Explore the Local Farms of Washington: 2023 Edition

September marks the beginning of apple-picking and cider donut season in Connecticut! Join us in exploring the local farms in and around Washington where you can enjoy pick-your-own experiences, find fresh produce, and enjoy a wide selection of fruit and vegetables, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, gourmet cheeses, and more. Take a look at what’s in season and open for picking this year. Enjoy!

Averill Farm @rindosm

Averill Farm

250 Calhoun St, Washington Depot, CT 06794
Averill Farm is one of the most popular destinations in town, known for its scenic hilltop views and pick-your-own apples and pears. Now in its 10th generation, the family farm also offers apple cider donuts, jams and jellies, maple syrup, honey, cheddar cheese, and more at their farm stand. Averill Farm is open for the season now through December 24th. Daily hours are 9:30am-5:30pm, open rain or shine.

Learn more at: averillfarm.com.

Starberry Farm by @lindseyvictoriaphotography

Starberry Farm

47 Kielwasser Rd, New Preston, CT 06777
Starberry Farm is best known for their delicious varieties of peaches and apples! The Farm Stand currently has Zestar, Honeycrisp, and Cortland apples. Available by appointment, call ahead to learn more: (860) 868-2863 follow their Facebook page for updates on the latest hours and availability.

Waldingfield Farm

Waldingfield Farm

24 East Street, Washington, CT 06793
Waldingfield Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm located in the northwest hills of Washington. They offer fresh produce through their CSA program from June through October, or you can find a variety of produce in season at their Farm Stand. The Farm Stand is open from Memorial Day weekend through the end of October on Tuesdays through Sundays from 12pm-4pm.

See the latest on what’s in season at: @waldingfieldfarmct.

Flirtation Farms

Flirtation Farms

72 New Milford Turnpike, New Preston, CT 06777
Flirtation Farms is located in New Preston on 17 acres of forest, fields, woods, and lawns where you can find fresh and organic vegetables, fruit, flowers, and eggs. Visit their farmstand this season! For the latest availability and hours, please email [email protected].

Tastings at Hopkins Vineyard @kstein1584

Hopkins Vineyard

25 Hopkins Road, Warren CT, 06777
Hopkins Vineyard offers award-winning whites, reds, and sparkling wines in a spectacular setting overlooking Lake Waramaug. Enjoy wine flights, cheese platters, and live music on Saturdays and Sundays!

For the latest specials and live music lineup, visit their website at hopkinsvineyard.com.

Spring Hill Vineyards

Spring Hill Vineyards

292 Bee Brook Road New Preston, CT 06777
Visit Spring Hill Vineyards for their immersive art experiences and a landscape that is fun for the whole family. Their repurposed silo features the Bee Brook Grotto installation by renowned artist Randy Polumbo, and their unique property offers wine tastings, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages every weekend through October from 12pm-5pm.

To learn more, visit their website at: springhillvineyards.com.

Farmers Market at Judy Black Park @byalexandrabarnes

Judy Black Farmers’ Market

1 Green Hill Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794
The beloved Washington Farmers’ Market at Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens is held every Saturday from 9:30am to 12:30pm through November 18th, 2023. The outdoor market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, breads and baked goods, natural pet food, specialty cheeses, dairy products and more.

For the latest updates, follow @thejudyblackpark.

The Smithy Market

The Smithy Market

10 Main St, New Preston, CT 06777
The Smithy Market sources organic produce, meats, and specialty grocery items from local farms and purveyors, quaintly housed in the village’s historic blacksmith barn. Enjoy weekly fresh produce, delivered every Thursday and Friday, or pick up a ready-to-eat lunch or dinner or a quick bite from their market and cafe. View their latest offerings at @thesmithymarket or stop by the Smithy Cafe at 9 Main for breakfast and lunch specials.

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