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

*UPDATE* 10/10/20:  apples, berries, veggies *&* more !   

We're bringing seasonal veggies & fruit to 3 farmers' markets (details below); 

you can also order many of our produce items to pick up here at the farm.

And here's what we have for pick-your-own & at the stand:

FRUIT:   

RASPBERRIES still available -- best picking on Thursday, Friday, early Saturday. 

APPLES: most of the apple varieties have been picked, but it's still fun to explore the orchard to see what's left on the trees.  We also always have pre-picked apples at the stand in several varieties by the pound,

plus KITCHEN GRADE apples by the half-bushel for baking & canning & sauce-ing  ...

ASIAN PEARS: by the pound at the stand.

VEGGIES:  Come dig-your-own carrots, pull-your-own leeks, and see what else is still growing on ...       

HERBS:  oregano, parsley, sage, thyme.

*** WINTER SQUASH, JACK-O-LANTERN & SUGAR BAKING PUMPKINS AT THE STAND ! *** 

This year, 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:  ** done for the season **

Saturdays: 9am - 12noon - June 20 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: 
Sundays: June 7 through October 25 -

pre-orders & pick-up by appointment    
Nathan Hale Homestead - 2299 South Street, Coventry 

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

Ellington Farmers' Market: 
Saturdays, 9am - 12noon, starting May 9  

Arbor Park on 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.