7 Sensationally Sweet Places to go Strawberry Picking in Connecticut

7 Sensationally Sweet Places to go Strawberry Picking in Connecticut – there are few days out more relaxing than picking strawberries with the family. 

Take a lovely summer’s day and add a punnet of strawberries and you have heaven.  Have a look at our list of places to go strawberry picking 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!”

First beautiful PYO crop of the season starting early to mid June, lasting till early July. Picking usually last only for two weeks, so come early. Sweet as can be!

Fresh picked strawberries are also available in our farm store Saturday and Sunday, and pre-picked at our farm stand Monday through Friday.”


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Ellsworth Hill Orchard


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.

The first ‘Pick-Your-Own’ fruit of the season. Fresh-picked Connecticut-grown strawberries will also be available in our Apple Barrel market.  We grow many different varieties in our orchard, so one (or more) of our tastiest types is sure to please your palate. Strawberry picking is a great family friendly activity!

Strawberries are a delicious source of potassium and Vitamin C, and one cup of berries is only 55 calories.

Come to Lyman Orchards for some fun and pick your own strawberries today!”


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Lymans Orchards

Jones Family Farms

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, Shelton, CT 06484

Jones Family Farms – “nestled in the White Hills of Shelton, with its 19th century dairy barn and homestead farmhouse, impresses the visitor as a peaceful and relaxed living environment. The beautiful countryside with its orderly rows of Christmas trees, neat stonewalls, and well-maintained fields are the result of efforts by seven generations of Jones family farmers.

The farmers of the 400-acre working farm invite families to visit and harvest seasonal crops. Presently under cultivation are 200 acres of Christmas trees, 15 acres of strawberries, 15 acres of blueberries, and 25 acres of pumpkins, gourds and squash. The Jones farmers harvest these crops from three different farm locations known as the Homestead Farm, the Valley Farm, and Pumpkinseed Hill. The farm also manages 50 acres of hay land and 50 acres of woodlots. Over ten acres of grapes are in production for the farm’s winery.”

Fifty years ago, Terry Jones returned from a trip across the country to bring a new crop to his father’s Christmas Tree Farm. Terry planted strawberry vines and ever since, Jones Family Farms has invited guests to come and harvest their own strawberries. Terry Jones refers to the strawberry as the ‘perfect fruit’ and every June the fields at Pumpkinseed Hill and the Valley Farm are speckled with the brilliant red berries. Strawberries are the first fruits of the summer and the season lasts only three to four short weeks. Strawberries are very nutritious, easy to freeze, and great for pies, shortcake, jams or fresh eating.”


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Jones Family Farms



Dondero Orchards

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 strawberry picking available in June.  Have you seen our everbearing strawberries in hanging baskets? The plant will produce beautiful berries full of flavor all summer long!”



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Dondero Orchards


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 grow our strawberries on raised beds that are protected by plastic. The plants are watered & fertilized through our irrigation system. Berries ripen in the month of June through early July. Varieties presently grown include Wendy, L’Amour, Brunswick, Seneca, Darselect, Jewel, Eros, & Ovation. Strawberry plants have a lifespan of about 2-3 years, so we cover them with straw for the winter, and wait for them to come back to life in the spring. This also means that each season we have to remove the oldest strawberry beds and put in new ones. We’ve also had good luck recently growing “ever-bearing” strawberries. These varieties produce fruit during the traditional June strawberry season, and *again* in the fall. We’re enjoying taking these autumn berries to farmer’s markets & selling them at our stand — and we know you’re enjoying this extra-berry treat ! (above: the closer you get … the better they look — and taste ! )”


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Easy Pickin’s Orchard


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:

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Scott’s Yankee Farmer


Raspberry Knoll Farm

163 N Windham Rd, North Windham, CT 06256

Northeastern Connecticut’s “Premier Pick-Your-Own Berries, Herbs, Veggies, Flowers + more!  Raspberry Knoll Farm LLC is a family run farm, owned by Mary and Pete Concklin, nestled on 65 acres in North Windham, in beautiful rural northeast Connecticut.”

Raspberry Knoll have four varieties of summer red raspberries; one variety of summer purple raspberry; one variety of blackberry; three varieties of fall red raspberries; one variety of black raspberry, one variety of summer yellow raspberry, and two fall yellow raspberries.

They also have three varieties of blueberries and many varieties of Strawberries.


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Raspberry Knoll Farm


Bishop’s Orchards

 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 June – Early July

As the first Pick-Your-Own fruit of the season, our sweet and juicy strawberries provide a healthy snack as is or can be prepared within a variety of tasty recipes from salads to desserts. Typically starting in mid-June and lasting until early July, there are varieties that we grow that have been carefully selected due to their flavor and ability to cultivate well in our New England soils and weather. Although the season for picking strawberries is short, it is worthwhile picking your batch as soon as possible before they are gone until next year.”


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Bishops Orchards



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