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'Sweeten' Your Fall Apple Picking At Bethel's Blue Jay Orchards

Everybody loves apples at Silverman's Farm. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Farmers Charlie and Phil offer $3 wagon rides on weekends at Blue Jay Orchards in Bethel. Photo Credit: Facebook
Apple picking fun at Silverman's Farm. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Families have lots to do at Silverman's Farm, with pumpkins, apples and apple picking, and Silverman's Animal Farm. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- It's apple-picking season -- the ideal time to enjoy the crisp fall weather -- not to mention apple cider, cider doughnuts and just-baked apple pie.

What's Your Favorite Apple?
Final Results Voting Closed

What's Your Favorite Apple?

  • Gala
  • Empire
  • Cortland
  • McIntosh
  • Honeycrisp
  • Macoun
  • Red Delicious
  • Gala Red
  • Jonagold

What follows is a sampling of where to go.

Beardsley's Cider Mill & Orchard, Shelton: Cortland and Empire apples are ripe for picking this weekend at Beardsley's a family-run farm in operation since 1849. Work up your appetite and then head to the farm store where you'll find homemade pies, cookies, apple-fried dough, cider donuts, pumpkin cheesecake, local honey and more. Grab an Apple : 278 Leavenworth Rd (Rte 110), (203)926-1098, .

Blue Jay Orchards, Bethel: Apple picking on Saturdays and Sundays only along with hayrides at this 140-plus acre farm. Still hungry? Head to the farm store where you'll find fresh apple cider, apple cider donuts, maple syrup, farm fresh honey, maple sugar candy, jams and jellies, apple pies, pastries and more. Grab an Apple: 125 Plumtrees Rd., (203) 748-0119, .

Silverman's Farm, Easton: Gala Red are what's ready to go this weekend, though check the website for ever-changing varieties. There is always tons of activity at this popular spot, known for its array of activities including a petting zoo and pumpkin patch. Grab an Apple : 451 Sport Hill Rd., (203) 261-3306, .

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