Nothing says Fall like a trip to a local farm to pick your own apples, pumpkins, and mums. It is a wonderful time of year to indulge the senses and feast on what nature has to offer. Milford offers various venues to purchase fresh local produce while enjoying a day out in the crisp autumn air. Robert Treat Farm, Glendale Farms and Rolling Acres Orchard are just a few of the authentic new england farms in Milford, CT that are definitely worth a visit!
The Robert Treat Farm is a family-owned working farm and farm market just three blocks from Long Island Sound. Family farming on this property has been a tradition since Milford was founded in 1639. Their market and garden center has a beautiful selection of homegrown produce and native fruit, pumpkins and mums, and fresh cider from local orchards. Right now Native apples are plentiful and one of the farm’s favorites is the Honey Crisp.
ROBERT TREAT FARM http://roberttreatfarm.com
1339 New Haven Avenue at the corner of Merwin Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
Call for Hours: Contact: 203-878-4270
Glendale Farms is a third-generation family-owned farm specializing in annuals, vegetable plants, ground covers, seasonal ornamentals, hay and straw. In business since 1917, Glendale has earned an excellent reputation as one of Connecticut’s oldest and most respected growers. They currently have the hugest selection of 1 gallon potted mums for your Fall decorating as well as pumpkins galore. Stop by with the kids one afternoon and you might even get to pet some of the horses that are boarded there.
GLENDALE FARMS http://www.glendalefarms.com
203 Herbert Street
Milford, CT 06460
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm, seven days a week.
An apple a day…..well you know the rest! Milford farms are your seasonal stop for everything apples and cider. If you love baking fresh apple pie or stirring up a pot of apple butternut squash soup, swing by and fill up your basket! I am going to use them in this great new recipe I have for a cold pasta salad with fresh crisp apples and pecans. We also love warm apple cider on a brisk fall night….ahh the simple things in life!