Down on the Farm Last Updated: January 2023

Dozens of Connecticut farms are ready to host you and your family for an ever-increasing variety of outdoor activities. The kids can run off their energy in the fields, and you can bring home a bag full of goodies. What’s not to like? Below are a few examples of what you can find.

Jones Family Farms

For over 150 years, the Jones family has been working the land on Jones Family Farms in Shelton. It’s a place where you can pick your own produce, enjoy the 400 acres of farm land, kick back at the farm's winery and even shop for a bottle or two of Jones Winery wine, named Best of Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine.

Lyman Orchards

Cornfield mazes have become very popular in the last few years, and one of Connecticut’s best can be found at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield. In fact, there’s very little that can’t be found at Lyman Orchards, from fields of pick-your-own produce to a full schedule of weekend activities to one of the great farm stores in the state.

Flamig Farm

If you’re angling closer to the Hartford area, get out to Flamig Farm in Simsbury, which bills itself as “New England’s Premier Agritainment Destination.” Flamig Farm has been around since 1907, and these days, it offers hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, a charming farm store, and other family-friendly activities that will make your crew feel like a part of farm life.