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It’s the weekend. You have (finally!) a free day, and what better to do than enjoy the New England scenery while picking up ingredients for your next dinner party? The Farmington Valley has some of the best meat, dairy, and produce in the state, so grab your wallet – and maybe a camera – and head out for the afternoon.

Pickin' Patch - CSA
219 Nod Rd., Avon
860-677-9552
thepickinpatch.com

Connecticut’s 10th oldest family farm. Pick your own strawberries and blueberries or purchase other fresh produce in the farm store. Hayrides to pick your own pumpkin are a popular attraction in October. Open daily from 8-6.

Hein Farm - CSA
303 Meadow Rd., Farmington
860-673-7611

The farm stand sells a wide array of the vegetables and flowers cultivated on 80-100 acres of farmland.

Sub Edge Farm - CSA
199 Town Farm Rd., Farmington
subedgefarm.com

Family farm located in both Farmington and on Tillotson and Old Farms Roads in Avon. Over 10 acres of vegetables, fruits, flowers, honey and culinary herbs. Offers a CSA program, seasonal farm shop, and wholesale to local restaurants and schools. Also raises pigs, hens, and 100% grass-fed beef.

Krell Farms
741 Plainville Ave., Farmington
860-677-0903

A farm stand with fresh produce, flowers, and, depending on the time of the year local pumpkins, Christmas trees and wreaths.

Collinsville Farmers Market
4 Market St., Collinsville
collinsvillefarmersmarket.org

Every Sunday from June-October. Over a dozen representatives from local farms. Enjoy fresh produce, live music and chef demonstrations.

Applegate Farms
39 Lawton Rd., Canton
860-693-8428

Fruit, vegetables, local eggs and honey.

Hickory Ledges Farm
183 Bahre Corner, Canton
860-693-4039
fullmoonshine.com

Farm and Distillery that sells
produce and specialty Apple Pie Moonshine.

Hard Rain Farm
57 Spielman Hwy., Burlington
860-675-3941

Offers the best in summer vegetables, eggs, specialty tomatoes, apples, peaches, pears, and basil.

Lamothe’s Sugar House
89 Stone Rd., Burlington
860-675-5043
lamothesugarhouse.com

There’s nothing better than fresh, New England maple syrup, and Lamothe’s is locally tapped in Burlington. Available in Grade A Golden, Grade A Amber, and Grade A Dark, along with maple candy, fresh coffee, native honey, and bakery mixes sold in their store or online.

Hogan’s Cider Mill
522 Spielman Highway, Burlington
860-675-7320
hoganscidermill.com

Producing some of the best cider in the area since 1912. Vast selection of pumpkins and gourds, apple pastries, and other handmade products. Their hard cider is one of the most popular attractions. Open summer to late December.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Garlic Farm - CSA
76 Simsbury Rd., W. Granby
860-653-0291
garlicfarmct.com

Pick up some of this fresh Italian staple, along with other vegetables. Open July to October.

Holcomb Farm - CSA
113 Simsbury Rd., W. Granby
860-844-8616
holcombfarm.com

This historic Granby farm serves the regional community as a member of CSA and as an educational resource.

Lost Acres Orchard - CSA
130 Lost Acres Rd., N. Granby
860-653-6600
lostacres.com

In addition to over 20 varieties of apples, Lost Acres grows peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, cherries, rhubarb, and quince. Superb pies, jams and jellies, and other home-style baked goods.

Sweet Pea Goat Cheese
151 East St., N. Granby
860-653-4157
sweetpeacheese.com

Fresh varieties include garlic & dill, black pepper, cranberry, apricot maple, and many others — even feta, goat milk, and yogurt!

Bushy Hill Orchard - CSA
29 Bushy Hill Rd., Granby
860-653-4022
bushyhill.com

A 75-acre orchard that contains about 15,000 apple trees and harvests and sells a variety of fruits and vegetables each year. This farm is best known for their apple/blueberry picking and cider donuts in the fall, but also runs an ice cream creamery from April through November.

Griffin Farmstead Goat Dairy - CSA
30 Copper Hill Rd., Granby
860-716-3239
bushyhill.com

One of four licensed goat dairies in Connecticut, this farm milks seasonally between March and December. Their products include a variety of goat cheeses such as chevre, feta, and raw milk aged Gouda. Additionally, they sell Grade A pasteurized goat milk in quarts and half gallons, as well as a selection of goat milk dog biscuits and soaps.

Maple View Farm
192 Salmon Brook St., Granby
860-655-2036

This farm is home to horses, cows, goats, pigs, and chickens. Maple View offers riding lessons, summer sessions, and horse boarding, as well as operating a farm store. Their farm store is self-serve everyday from 8am to 8pm and features grass-fed beef, pasture-fed pork, local pastured eggs, and maple syrup.

Emery Farm
192 Salmon Brook St., Granby
860-653-3746

This beautiful farm sells maple syrup and eggs.

Farmview Acres
163 North Granby Rd., Granby
860-653-4991

Farm stand with flowers and
vegetable plants.

Another Way Farm
49 Hartford Ave., Granby
860-653-6143

Known for their hand-cut flowers, blueberries, and other seasonal vegetables.

 

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