14 Farms For Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins in CT, courtesy of CT Bites - New Canaan & Darien Moms

pumpkinsAutumn is here and  Connecticut Farms have delicious seasonal produce ready to be harvested!  Last week, CTBites told you where you can pick your own apples.  While apples are delicious, pumpkins truly epitomize the fall.  From jack-o-lanterns to pies to pumpkin flavored everything, the gourd has many uses.  Here are 12 places that offer pick your own pumpkins!  Be sure to call ahead to confirm availability.

  1. Harris Hill Farm, New Milford: On weekends during the month of October, Harris Hill Farm in New Milford opens the farm and its pick-your-own pumpkin patch to the community.
  2. Castle Hill Farm, Newtown: Castle Hill Farm in Newtown has a 4 acre pumpkin patch. They also have hay rides and a corn maze.
  3. Lyman Orchards, Middlefield: Lyman Orchards in Middlefield has a 24 hour hotline so that you can get updates on the crops and conditions.
  4. Bishop’s Orchards, Guilford: Great picking of all kinds at Bishop’s + a corn Maze on the weekends from 10-5.
  5. Holmberg Orchards, Gales Ferry: Pumpkins are in season from September-October at Holmberg Orchards in Gales Ferry. On weekends, enjoy a corn maze, tractor rides, cider donuts, and a wine tasting.
  6. Buell’s Orchard, Eastford: PYO Pumpkins are available through Halloween at Buell’s Orchards in Eastford.
  7. Belltown Hill, South Glastonbury: Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury has pumpkins in all shapes and sizes ready to be picked!
  8. Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm, Sharon: Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm offers PYO pumpkins from October to early November.
  9. Jones Family Farms, Shelton: Jones Family Farms in Shelton has pumpkins ready to be harvested! Plus, their Market Yard features farm animals, a corn maze, hayrides, and more.
  10. Scott’s Yankee Farmer, East Lyme: Scott’s Yankee Farmer in East Lyme has pumpkins available until the end of October.
  11. Karabin Farms, Southington: PYO pumpkins begin in mid-September at Karabin Farms in Southington. School groups can book visits too.
  12. Rose’s Berry Farm, South Glastonbury: Rose’s Berry Farm in South Glastonbury transcends berries. PYO Pumpkins are available in September and October
  13. The Pickin Patch, Avon: The Pickin’ Patch in Avon has pumpkins, gourds, and winter squash.
  14. Silverman’s Farm, Easton: Pumpkin patch, donuts, and lots of hay bales here.

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