What's Growing On at Easy Pickin's Orchard?

*UPDATE* 5/7/21:  spring is here !   

* MARKET SEASON is beginning !  First to start up, as always, is Ellington Farmers' Market.

  Saturday mornings, 9am-12noon, Arbor Park in "downtown" Ellington.  Begins May 8th !!

  See the details below.  We'll add the listings for other markets we attend as they come along. 

  

* PLANNING FOR A SEASON OF EATING LOCAL: CSA !

  You can still sign up NOW for a 20-week "share" in our CSA program --

  weekly pick-ups mid-June though October. 

  For more info, visit our CSA page (click on the link).  

  

* OTHER WAYS TO EAT LOCAL: PYO !  (stay tuned ...)  

   If picking-your-own fruit & veggies is your favorite way to get your local produce,

   then watch for updates here to see what we have when

   We always open with BLUEBERRIES in mid-July ... watch for that !   

   

In the time of COVID-19, we're working to make sure you can enjoy our fresh produce safely;
we'll post a few rules you need to know if you're planning to come see us at the farm.

Check Us Out at These Farmers' Markets !

Suffield Farmers' Market:  ** watch for 2021 dates ! **

Saturdays: 9am - 12noon - mid-June thru Columbus Day Weekend

Suffield Town Green - Corner of South Main & Mountain Road 

WIC Certified
Click here for more info on the Suffield Farmers' Market.

Coventry Farmers' Market: ** 2021 dates & details coming **
Sundays: June 6th through October  
Nathan Hale Homestead - 2299 South Street, Coventry 

Click on this link for the Coventry Farmers' Market website.
 

Ellington Farmers' Market:

Saturdays, 9am - 12noon  

May 8th through October

Arbor Park (Main Street / Route 286)

Click here for more information on the Ellington Farmers' Market.

  

For More Information:

Links to more info on these & other local farmers' markets:  
CT Dept. of Agriculture: About Farmers' Markets 
CT Dept. of Agriculture: Listing of Farmers' Markets 
CT Grown (UConn Extension's "Farm to Community" program)

   & see more about CT's "Locally Grown & Produced" items here !

When you come to Easy Pickin's Orchard, PLEASE REMEMBER:

  • Cash or check preferred:  at the farm *&* farm markets, especially for smaller purchases.  But YES, we can accept credit & debit cards.

  • No pets please in our food growing & production areas -- state regulations.

  • Please use our wagons for produce only -- they are not safe for children. If you bring small children, we welcome you to bring your own strollers or wagons to take them out picking with you.

  • We live on a QUIET, RESIDENTIAL STREET; our neighbors have kids & dogs; so do we. PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY & with CAUTION - 25mph or less.  We appreciate it!

Keeping Us All Safe & Healthy at Easy Pickin’s:

Pick-Your-Own & Farm Stand Rules

 

KEEP IT CLEAN:  Stop the Spread of Germs !

* We’re being careful to keep things clean & sanitized; help us by doing your part.    

* Wash your hands BEFORE you start picking & shopping here; the sink next to the Port-a-Pot, with soap & paper towels, is for you to use.

* Don’t leave trash/litter in the field or parking lot, or at the stand.  Show a little love & respect: use our trash cans, or take your trash home.         

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING:

Give EVERYONE Plenty of Space – at least 6’ !

* At the STAND, the signs & cones will help you keep your distance from others.  Families checking out should have ONE person stand in line while the rest move away from the stand to reduce crowding.

* While you are PICKING or anywhere in the field / orchard, give OTHER folks plenty of room.  And keep your group together, especially kids; make sure your kids don’t wander close to other folks.           

 

WEAR A MASK:  So We Can All Breathe Easier ! 

* At the stand, and whenever you are within 6’ (SIX FEET) of other people, you MUST wear a mask that covers your mouth & nose.  This applies everywhere on the farm. We will do the same for you ! 

 

CONTAINERS: For Your Picking & Purchases

* You may bring your OWN bags, boxes, & other containers from home for your picking & purchases, as long as they are CLEAN; we also have bags & boxes for your use.

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