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Your Guide to Apple-Picking Season

With the smell of autumn filling the air, its time to head to the orchards and pick your own apples for cider, pies and eating off the tree.

There's nothing quite like taking the family and retreating to a local farm on a fall afternoon. Freshly-pressed cider, a warm cider donut, the carving of a jack-o-lantern all contribute to each year's autumn memories, but there's also plenty of fun to be had out doors.

It's apple-picking season, and Connecticut is flush with orchards and farms with trees begging to be picked so they can contribute to your pies, homemade ciders and daily efforts to keep the doctor away.

The following farms and orchards provide pick-your-own apples, according to PickYourOwn.org:

Ellington

Johnny Appleseed's Farm

Enfield

Easy Pickin's Orchard

Glastonbury

Irish Bend Farm

Scagllia Fruit Farm

Scott's Orchard and Nursery

North Granby

Lost Acres Orchard

South Glastonbury

Belltown Orchards

Berruti's Harvest House

Dondero Orchards

Rose's Berry Farm

Southington

Roger's Orchards (Shuttlemeadow Farm)

Roger's Orchards (Sunnymount Farm)

Stafford Springs

Hydeville Farm

Suffield

Appleberry Farm

Tolland

Wright's Orchard and Dried Flower Farms

Visit PickYourOwn.Org for more info on each farm this picking season.

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