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

February 12, 2020:  what "grows on" in the winter ??  PLENTY !! 

Our coolers, cold cellar & freezer are full of the sweet & savory flavors we harvested in the fall -- and we're growing greens & turnips NOW in our high tunnels.

We sell our produce from the farm house,

& at farmers' markets (see the list of markets below):  

FRUIT: first-quality apples: Red & Golden Delicious, Empire, Mutsu, Jonagold, Creston !! plus Asian pears, in our cooler -- & kitchen grade apples, too.

BERRIES:  frozen blueberries, raspberries & strawberries 

VEGETABLES: in the cooler & cold cellar, from potatoes & winter squash to cabbage & carrots & much more !

Check our online store (on our Shop page) to see what we are featuring each week.

And even in the "off" season, we're still asking you to ... 

SAVE THE PLANET !  Bring reusable bags, boxes, etc. for pick-your-own or to pick up an order.  We're trying to reduce our use of plastic bags. 

Check Us Out at These Farmers' Markets !

Suffield Farmers' Market:

Winter Market:
TWO Saturdays, December 7  & February 89am - 1pm

Suffield High School  --  1060 Sheldon Street, West Suffield

(in the Large Animal Facility) 

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

South Windsor Farmers' Market: done for the season 

Saturdays 9am - 12noon, June 22 - September 28  

150 Nevers Road (at the park)

Sponsored by the South Windsor Food Alliance

WIC Certified
Click here for more info on South Windsor Farmers' Market.
Click to follow the SW Farmers' Market on Facebook.

Coventry Farmers' Market:

Summer Market: done for the season
Sundays 11am - 2pm, June 2 - October 27, 2019  
Nathan Hale Homestead - 2299 South Street, Coventry 

Click here to follow the Coventry Farmers' Market on Facebook.

Ellington Winter Farmers' Market: 
November thru March  -  2 Saturdays / month  -  2pm - 4pm  

2019-2020 dates: Nov. 23; Dec. 7 & 21; January 4 & 18,

February 1, 15, 29; March 14
Indian Valley YMCA - 11 Pinney Street (Route 286)
Click here for more information on the Ellington Farmers' Market.


For More Information:

For more info on these & other local farmers' markets,

visit these sites: 
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 *and* at farm markets, especially for smaller purchases.  But YES, we can accept credit & debit cards.

  • We also gladly accept SNAP / EBT.  

  • 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!