Peach Picking Connecticut – who doesn’t love a freshly picked peach? Depending on which farm grows which varieties, you can typically pick peaches from June right through to September. Have a look at some great places to pick your own peaches in CT.
Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Sharon, CT 06069
There is so much to see, do and try at Ellsworth Hill Orchard that a day spent there will delight the whole family.
“Pick Your Own Fruits & Berries
We call our land Mother Nature’s Candy Store for all the wonderful crops that she produces. We are dedicated in growing the highest quality fruits and vegetables from a tree or bush to your table. All crops and their productivity rely on Mother Nature’s weather so day and hours of picking are subject to change!”
Peaches are full of flavor and as juicy as can be! Early in the season are called “cling-stone”, meaning that the sweet flesh of the peach clings to the pit or stone. “Free-stone” peaches are available mid to late season. Cut in half around the center not at the seam. Twist detaching the pit from the flesh. Come try our unique, “Saturn” white peach also know as the “Donut” peach. One of our sweetest!
Available mid July through mid August. Fresh picked peaches are also available in our farm store Saturday and Sunday, and pre-picked at our farm stand Monday through Friday.”
Easy Pickins Orchard
4805, 46 Bailey Rd, Enfield, CT 06082
You can look forward to the warmest of welcomes at Easy Pickin’s Orchard!
“Easy Pickin’s Orchard is a pick-your-own farm in Enfield, CT. Since opening in 1992, we’ve expanded “what we grow” to include tree fruit, berries, vegetables, herbs & flowers. We aim to provide good, fresh produce to our customers, who enjoy, appreciate and support local agriculture — what we grow and how we grow it. In addition to “pick-your-own,” we sell our produce at the farm and at several farmers’ markets, summer & winter. In apple-picking season, we have special activities; all season long we welcome visitors of all ages to enjoy grocery shopping outdoors: fresh produce in the fresh air. Know your food and where it comes from; know your farmer; keep it local. We’ll see you here, where the pickin’ is easy!
We’re on the northern fringe of peach-growing country; our cold winters and harsh early springs sometimes damage our peach buds so we lose part or all of our crop. But we still grow peaches because they’re just so good when we do get them. Sweet, juicy, flavorful — there’s nothing like a peach (or peach shortcake !) on a warm summer day.
We grow 7 varieties of peaches, which ripen throughout August.
* Our 4 yellow peach varieties, in order of ripening: Garnet Beauty, New Haven, Salem, & Ernie’s Choice.
* Our 3 white peach varieties: Earli-Redfire, Raritan Rose, & White Hale.
We are also experimenting with nectarines — just as delicate and temperamental as peaches, but when we have them you’ll love them, too !”
Scott’s Yankee Farmer
436 Boston Post Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333
For over a century the Scott family has owned and operated Scott’s Yankee Farmer. “Farming on over 100 acres of land we are currently located on Boston Post road in Eact Lyme, CT. While visiting our farm can meet the owners Tom and Karen Scott along with their youngest son and daughter Colin Scott and Allison Schmidt.
Tom and Karen have four children and six grandchildren. The family has made many improvements over the years! A greenhouse has been added to sell plants in the spring and pumpkins in the fall. A cider mill has also been installed, complete with glass windows so the public can watch the cider be pressed from apples grown in our orchard. We can’t forget about the donut room! If you visit our farm from June through December this is where our apple cinnamon donuts are made. People from all over come for our donuts, but that’s not all there is! Tom and Karen have put many years in to growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for both Pick-Your-Own and the store.” Pick your own products include:
- CUT FLOWERS
Horse Listener’s Orchard
317 Bebbington Rd, Ashford, CT 06278
At Horse Listener’s Orchard you get the full rustic experience, where you can truly embrace the rural way of life!
“Horse Listener’s Orchard is a beautiful 153 Acre Orchard with apples, peaches, tomatoes, vegetables and blueberries asking to be picked and bought. As well as train rides on weekends, special tours and festivals throughout the season. We have a store filled with candy, seeds, flowers, mustards, syrups, jams, jellies, “high” pies and fresh eggs from the chickens we keep.”
You can pick your own peaches at Horse Listener’s Orchard.”
Beardsley’s Cider Mill
278 Leavenworth Road, Route 110, CT 06484
At Beardsley’s Cider Mill they are committed to providing the local community with fresh, local produce.
“PEACHES, PLUMS & NECTARINES
We offer many varieties of peaches & plums with a new variety ripening about every 4 – 6 days in August and early September. There are not many peach growers around because the fruits are susceptible to late spring frosts during bloom this far north, but we think they are worth the chance. Friends and neighbors have told us that our peaches are so sweet and juicy that they are the best they have ever tasted! They are tree-ripened and hand picked each day as they ripen for sale in our farm store.”
451 Sport Hill Rd Easton, CT 06612
Silverman’s Farm is located in Easton, Connecticut and is about a 45 minute drive from Stanton House Inn. This farm features a gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, petting zoo, farm animals, and sometimes hayrides in addition to apple-picking in September.
“The Country market is full of everything from fruits and vegetables to dairy products, jams, jellies, and condiments. We always have sweet treats to share with friends and family!”
Silverman’s offer peach picking.
Lyman Orchards Farm Store at the Apple Barrel
32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, CT 06455
Lyman Orchards really is a big deal! From a modest working farm to the huge family attraction it is today, it has much to offer families.
“In their wildest dreams, colonial farmer John Lyman and his wife, Hope, could not have envisioned the complex and diverse enterprise that would evolve from their purchase in 1741 of a 37-acre parcel of land in what is now Middlefield. Now covering more than 1,100 acres of scenic farmland, Lyman Orchards is one of the most popular family attractions in New England.
Like our apples, our peaches are Eco-certified, grown using agricultural methods that preserve and protect our orchards’ ecology. Varieties available early in the season are classified as ‘cling-stone’, indicating that the sweet flesh of the peach clings to the pit or stone. ‘Free-stone’ peach varieties become available mid to late season. Peach & Nectarine picking is a great family friendly activity!”
529 Woodland St, South Glastonbury, CT 06073
Dondero Orchards is a family-owned local farm celebrating 110 years in business.
“Come enjoy our Pick Your Own, Farm Dinners, delicious Bakery, Greenhouse, and more. We provide only the top quality for you, your family, and friends! Welcome to the Family!
Dondero Orchards has Clapp Favorite Pears, Cling Peaches, Blueberries and Raspberries available in July.”
47 Kielwasser Rd, New Preston, CT 06777
About Starberry Farm – “Bob and Sally operated the Just-a-Mere Fruit Farm on Kinney Hill the last season it was open, 1977, and at tempted to buy the property. When they were not successful, neighbor Teed Averill told us to go ahead and order the peach trees for the 1978 season and he’d find a place to put them. He did, the 15 acres where Starberry is now located, a former pasture/hayfield. One to two hundred trees have been planted each year since, including a few apples, apricots, sweet and sour cherries, pears, plums and nectarines as well as about 1500 peaches.
448-518 New England Rd, Guilford, CT 06437
At Bishop’s Orchards “we work hard and take pride in growing the highest quality fruits to enjoy year after year from our family to yours. All the fresh products are available either seasonally at our Pick-Your-Own (PYO) locations and/or annually at our farm market.
The summer sun shining down on our orchards provides an ideal location to spend part of the day to enjoy the fun of picking your own quality fruit directly from the bushes or trees. Each year the Pick-Your-Own season may vary due to weather and crop abundance, yet generally runs from mid-June until the end of October.
We look forward to having your family and friends enjoy the fun and experience of our popular Pick-Your-Own season at Bishop’s Orchards! Plan ahead and see when your favorite fruit will be ready for picking to snack on shortly after picking or to prepare delicious meals or canned jams.
Mid August – Mid September
Our soft, fuzzy-skinned freestone peaches are full of color and sweetly juicy with each bite. The season begins in mid-August and extends until mid-September. Due to their ideal tree-ripened picking and unpredictability, the Pick-Your-Own times are typically known a few days in advance. Do not let their temperament deter you from enjoying this sweet fruit because they are well worth the wait once they are ripe. Peaches are also a great source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber among other small quantities of vitamins and minerals including potassium. Enjoy all the health benefits and savor this luscious fruit fresh or prepared as a dessert and/or addition to your summer BBQ dinner.