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At Blue Hills Orchard in Wallingford it's High Apple Season

With the smell of autumn filling the air, its time to head to the orchards for apples you can make into cider, pies or eat off the tree.

 

There's nothing quite like taking the family and retreating to a local farm on a fall afternoon. Freshly-pressed cider, a warm cider donut, the carving of a jack-o-lantern all contribute to each year's autumn memories, but there's also plenty of fun to be had outdoors.

It's apple-picking season, and Connecticut is flush with orchards and farms with trees begging to be picked so they can contribute to your pies, homemade ciders and daily efforts to keep the doctor away.

At Blue Hills Orchard, 141 Blue Hills Road, Wallingford, the farm store is now selling Macoun and Empire apples, which are great for eating and apple sauce. The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

The following farms and orchards in Fairfield and New Haven Counties provide pick-your-own apples, according to PickYourOwn.org:

Bethel

Blue Jay Orchards

Cheshire

Drazen Orchards

Norton Brothers Fruit Farm

Zentek Farms

Easton

Silverman’s Farm

Meriden

High Hill Orchard

Northford

Bishop’s Orchards

Shelton

Beardsley Cider Mill

Visit PickYourOwn.Org for more info on each farm this picking season.

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