FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- lt's barely September but apple picking season has already begun.
Here's a sampling of what's nearby.
Beardsley's Cider Mill , Shelton: Expect to find Gala, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Macoun, Cortland and Liberty varieties in early September; Mutsu, Jonagold, Empire, Red Delicious, and McIntosh in early October. Apple picking is on weekends only. Go Picking: 278 Leavenworth Rd., (203) 926-1098, www.beardsleyscidermill.com/ .
Blue Jay Orchards , Bethel: Apple picking is available seven days a week as is the market where you'll find apple cider doughnuts and homebaked pies. Also fun: A trip on the wagon ride. Go Picking: 125 Plumtrees Rd., (203) 748-0119, www.bluejayorchardsct.com/ .
Silverman's Farm , Easton : There's always something going on at Silvermans where Ginger Gold varieties are currently ripe and ready. Early September is also a good time for McIntosh, Cortland and Macoun. Go Picking: 451 Sport Hill Rd., (203) 261-3306, www.silvermansfarm.com /.
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