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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.

Tulmeadow Farm
255 Farms Village Rd., W. Simsbury
860-658-1430
tulmeadowfarmstore.com

Renowned for their ice cream, Tulmeadow also grows and sells seasonal fruits and vegetables, flowers, local honey, grass-fed beef, and a variety of other products.

Flamig Farm
7 Shingle Mill Rd., W. Simsbury
860-658-5070 •
flamigfarm.com

At Flamig Farm, gather your own eggs, enjoy a Halloween hayride, the petting zoo, or have breakfast with Santa! You can’t miss their trademark “Eggs” sign.

Rosedale Farms & Vineyards
25 E. Weatogue St., Simsbury Center
860-651-3926
rosedale1920.com

In operation since 1920, Rosedale has everything from summer corn to Christmas trees, as well as flowers and a small vineyard operation. Wine tastings are held in the summer on Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5.

George Hall Farm CSA
180 Old Farms Rd., Simsbury
860-658-9297 •
georgehallfarm.com

Their farm stand sells organic produce, fruit, free-range eggs, potted plants, herbs, and seedlings and is open every day from early June-October.

Ryan Family Flower Farm
64 Terry’s Plain Rd., Simsbury
860-651-3683

Sells local vegetables and home grown, fresh-cut flowers and annuals.

JL Hall Farm
83 Terry’s Plain Rd., Simsbury
860-658-4511

This 100-year-old former tobacco farm sells strawberries and asparagus in the spring, freshly picked vegetables in the summer, and heirloom pumpkins and gourds during the fall season. Open daily from 10-6.

Pickin’ Patch
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.

Sub Edge Farm
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.

Griffin Farmstead Goat Dairy
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Applegate Farms
35 Lawton Rd., Canton
860-967-6783

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.

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
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
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.

Hayes Dairy
151 East St., N. Granby
860-653-4157

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

Bushy Hill Orchard
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.

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.

 

 

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