Celebrate National Apple Month at these Connecticut orchards

2 Oct

National Apple Month

A couple of weeks ago we told you how October is American Cheese Month, so imagine our surprise when we discovered that October is also National Apple Month.  Yeah, those two totally go together and are best buds as far as we’re concerned.

So, what better way to celebrate this juicy and tantalizing month than getting out to some local Connecticut orchards and picking bushels and bushels of the good stuff?  But, while you’re there, you’ll also want to get you some apple cider.  Oh yeah!  Now, that made us wonder…where do we go?

After checking out The Connecticut Apple Marketing Board, we were surprised at not only how many apple farms CT has, but we were also amazed to see the varities of apples that we grow here.  In August, farms are producing GingerGold, Jersey Mac, and Paulared, while in September they are producing Macoun, Gala, Cortland, Ida Red, Empire, Pippin, Honey Crisp, and Spartan apples.  During October you can find Fuji, Jonagold, Eastern Red Delicious, Rome, Liberty, Crispin (Mutsu), Baldwin, and Northern Spy apples.

We’ve included info for Connecticut orchards in both Fairfield and New Haven Counties.  If you live in different counties, check out the listings for HartfordLitchfieldMiddlesex, and New London on http://ctapples.com.  Also, check out a ton of their recipes!

Fairfield County

Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard:  Pick your own, cider, and shop         

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

Blue Jay Orchards:  Pick your own, cider, and shop

125 Plumtrees Road
Bethel, CT  06801

Silverman’s Farm:  Pick your own, cider, and shop

451 Sport Hill Road
Easton, CT  06612

New Haven County

Bishop’s Orchards:  Pick your own, cider, and shop

1355 Boston Post Road, US Rte. 1, I-95 Exit 57
Guilford, CT  06437
203-458-PICK (7425)

Bishop’s Orchards:  Pick your own, cider, and shop

1920 Middletown Avenue
Northford, CT  06472
203-458-PICK  (7425)

Blue Hills Orchard:  Cider and shop

141 Blue Hills Road
Wallingford, CT  06492

Drazen Orchards:  Cider and shop

251 Wallingford Road
Cheshire, CT  06410

Hickory Hill Orchards:  Pick your own, cider, and shop

363 South Meriden Road
Cheshire, CT  06410

High Hill Orchard Company:  Pick your own, cider, and shop

170 Fleming Road
Meriden, CT  06450

Hindinger Farm:  Pick your own, cider, and shop

835 Dunbar Hill Road
Hamden, CT  06514

Norton Bros. Fruit Farm:  Shop

466 Academy Road
Cheshire, CT  06410

Rose Orchards:  Pick your own and cider

33 Branford Road
North Branford, CT  06471


2 Responses to “Celebrate National Apple Month at these Connecticut orchards”

  1. Denise October 14, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Hello. Someone told me about your blog and “Cooking With Mr. C.” on Facebook. I look forward to looking through your blog. Denise


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