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SUMMER MEANS IT IS Local Berry Picking Time

Ridgefield Rotary Club

Summertime berry picking is a tradition the whole family can enjoy. We have a list of farms in and near Fairfield County that offer pick your own fruits, berries, and vegetables. Strawberries are in season in June and early July. And July is also perfect for picking blueberries, raspberries and also peaches. And then in from August –October you can pick Apples and pumpkins!

Happy picking, baking, eating!

Jones Family FarmsShelton Pick your own strawberries and blueberries in summer, pumpkins in the fall, and Christmas trees during the holidays. Weather permitting, they aim to be open Mondays through Saturdays 8am to 530pm, and Sunday mornings from 8am to 12noon. Make a reservation to PYO here, and view their COVID-19 guidelines here.

Please call (203) 929-8425 about the latest hours. Come NOW to pick farm-fresh strawberries! They are picking at our PUMPKINSEED HILL FARM.

Lyman OrchardsMiddlefield Pick your own strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, pears, and pumpkins. Pack a picnic and enjoy the view, or visit the Apple Barrel. They encourage people to come during the weekday (Monday through Friday) or earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon on the weekends.

View their COVID-19 guidelines here. Fruit picked cannot be consumed in the field, and should be washed/eaten at home.

The Market is open 9am to 5pm. The Animal Farm is open 9am. to 5pm. (restrictions may apply please visit their Animal Farm page for more information). Apples are growing! we’ll keep you posted. They are usually ready for PYO sometime in the middle of August. Raspberries are growing! Look for PYO berries end of June / early July. Blueberries are growing! Look for PYO end of June / early July. (they’re usually picking by July 4th) Peaches are growing! Look for PYO in July!

In addition to picking, the kids will love petting, feeding, and interacting with the farm friends in the animal farm, including llamas, goats, sheep, and emus. View their COVID-19 guidelines here.


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