Living in beautiful Fairfield County provides so many activities for adults and families to enjoy. We are proud to support our local farms that invite visitors to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Add these farms to your must-visit list and enjoy new family traditions this year!
No matter what season, a trip to Silverman’s Farm in Easton is an exciting and popular farm market and animal farm for visitors and locals alike. Family-owned and operated for over 100 years, this farm boasts phenomenal produce such as broccoli, squash, berries, kale and more! The pick-your-own orchard features apples, raspberries, blueberries and peaches. No visit is complete without enjoying their varied selection of jams, jellies and fresh-baked pies. Kids will love the tractor rides and petting farm, making for a day filled with fun memories! After meeting the llamas and emus, be sure to end your trip enjoying a delicious apple cider donut with a cup of fresh pressed cider!
Easton is also the home to Maple Row Farm, established in 1769. This community farm offers knowledgeable help to beautify your home landscape with quality mulch. As the weather turns colder, Maple Row is your source for firewood and some of the most beautiful, scented, long-lasting Christmas trees in the state. Cutting your own tree for Christmas is a New England tradition! Be sure to pick up a handmade wreath for your door too!
The Jones Family Farms Homestead Farm, located in Shelton, is home to the Jones Winery, Harvest Kitchen and Christmas Barnyard. Nationally recognized, this scenic farm offers you-pick opportunities, live music all summer long, plus educational programs. Sign up for a cooking class and learn to take advantage of the seasonal and healthy ingredients this farm produces. Their winery features over twenty wines and is an enormous source of pride for locals. A wine tasting is a wonderful opportunity to find a new favorite wine, not to mention fun!
Over in Westport, a visit to Wakeman Town Farm should be on everyone's to do list. This sustainability center is on a mission to educate the community about sustainable living. Internships, workshops, school clubs and camps are just a few of the services this community farm provides. The farmstand allows visitors to pick up fresh produce and flowers and meet the farmers and local vendors. Volunteers are always welcome so consider getting involved!
Working farms are wonderful places to explore and are great learning opportunities for young and old. There are so many benefits to visiting local farms. The support you provide to a local farmer is always so appreciated and the long-lasting memories are cherished. Fairfield County is blessed with so many farms, visit one today!
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