This is one of the last weekends to pick your own Native Strawberries, pumpkins and gourds at
Deeply Rooted Farms
91 Terryville Rd
Deeply Rooted Farms on Facebook
Read my interview with farmer Jon Sederquist in the August/September 2013 issue of Saveur
You will find links to all apple picking in Connecticut at www.pickyourown.org/CT.htm including such favorites as:
Bishop’s Orchard (Guilford)
Lyman Orchards (Middlefield)
Scott’s Farms (Deep River)
Belltown Hill Orchards (South Glastonbury)
Rose Orchards (North Branford)
Pick your own- or buy pre-picked bags of Heirloom Apples at
18th Century Purity Farm At The Hall Homestead
156 Plainfield Pike Road
Plainfield, CT 06354
18th Century Purity Farm on Facebook
Farmers: Paul and JoAnn Desrochers
Some of my favorite of the 88 varieties grown there include: Winter Banana,Hidden Rose,Westfield Seek-No-Further, Esopus Spitzenburg and Calville Blanc D’Hiver. I wrote this about the farm two years ago.
Visit the scenic farm stand at Maple Bank Farm where in addition to bags of heirloom apples (40 varieties),you’ll find pumpkins, gourds, squash, mums and jams.
Maple Bank Farm
57 Church St., Rt. 317
Maple Bank Farm on Facebook
Farmers: Cathy and Howard Bronson
One of my favorite cookbooks ever: The Apple Lover’s Cookbook by Yankee Magazine Lifestyle Editor Amy Traverso
This must-have cookbook includes a guide detailing the use, origin, season and taste of 59 varieties of apples as well as apple history and cooking methods and one hundred mouth watering recipes.
HUNGER RELIEF IN CT
In Connecticut, nearly one child in five under age 18 is hungry or food insecure*
The recent Government shutdown has affected federally-funded HeadStart programs (Read Linda Conner Lambeck’s moving story in this week’s CT Post about a boy who is “one of the 1,000 Head Start students at 13 Bridgeport sites left without a school program and the two meals a day served there.”). Now is a perfect time to donate fresh fruit to people in need. The CT Food Bank accepts fresh donations- please be sure to call ahead.
Another excellent resource for fresh food donations: Ample Harvest
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen in New Haven does incredible work for the community – please check out their website and consider a donation off food, money or time.