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Fairfield County Is 'Ripe' With Apple Picking Possibilities

Silverman's Farm has lots of apples ripe for picking.
Silverman's Farm has lots of apples ripe for picking. Photo Credit: Facebook
Blue Jay Orchards in Bethel offers wagon rides.
Blue Jay Orchards in Bethel offers wagon rides. Photo Credit: Facebook
Silverman's Farm has lots of apples ripe for picking.
Silverman's Farm has lots of apples ripe for picking. Photo Credit: Facebook

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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