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Top Apple Picking Farms in the Hartford Area

Sorry, but you can’t ‘do Fall’ without going apple picking and eating apple cider donuts. Fall feels like the one time of year where you can be a kid again; where it’s socially acceptable to jump into a pile of leaves and run around eating caramel covered apples for breakfast.

There are plenty of spots in the Hartford area for apple picking, so we’ll give you a sneak peek of some of the best farms, their prices, availability, and more.

PLUS, it’s said that this year’s apple harvest could be record-breaking – with ALL the apple varieties available this season.

Lyman Orchards

Lyman Orchards (Middlefield)

Price: $1.65/lb
Pick Your Own Hours: 9AM-6PM
Varieties: 12
Availability: Mid-August – Late October
While you’re at the farm: Check out Lyman Orchard’s farm store filled with award-winning pies, apple cider donuts, cookies, pastries – ALL the fall desserts you can think of.

Rogers Orchards (Southington)

Price: $.99/lb
Pick Your Own Hours: Friday-  Sunday, 10AM-5PM
Varieties: 20
Availability: Early September – Late October
While you’re at the farm: Go for a hayride, check out their farm bakery and choose from 15 different pie varieties (like apple raspberry and peach berry), apple cider donuts and their homemade apple sour cream coffee cake (UGH).

Karabin Farms (Southington)

Price: 1/2 bushel (20-25 lbs.) $25.00 and 1 Peck (12 lbs. approx.) $15.00
Pick Your Own Hours: Saturday, Sunday 9:30AM-4PM
Varieties: 17
Availability: Mid-August – Late October
While you’re at the farm: Karabin Farms offers free wagon rides on Saturdays and Sundays when you pick your own apples. They also have sample apples available for each pick your own variety (so you know what they taste like before you commit yourself to a full bag full).

Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard (Granby)

Price: Small bags are $8.75, large bags are $28.50 – includes a hayride
Pick Your Own Hours: Saturdays 10AM-4 PM
Varieties: 18
Availability: Early September – Late October
While you’re at the farm: Go inside the farm store for some incredibly tasty treats. They have over 16 flavors of ice cream, gelato, and soft serve. Major tip: put some ice cream on top of one of their apple cider donuts to make a sundae, or get one of their famous apple or pumpkin pie Razzels: pie smashed in either vanilla or chocolate soft serve (uhm, yes please).


Note: Price per pound may vary depending on the varieties available, so for the most accurate prices we recommend you call each specific farm ahead of time.

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