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Silverman’s Farm: Everything you need to know to plan your visit

Silverman’s Farm, one of the many farms in Easton, CT, has been a popular Fairfield County destination for decades.

The family farm, started by New York City-born Ben SIlverman in the 1920s, has grown from a small cider mill into a full-fledged farm, growing apples, peaches, blueberries and raspberries along with a selection of vegetables. The farm also features a farm store that’s known for its freshly baked pies, cider donuts, and apple cider, along with a large petting zoo on site, with goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, chickens, and deer, along with a play area for kids.

Located a few minutes north of the Merritt Parkway on Sport Hill Road, the farm is convenient from most Fairfield and New Haven area towns, but often draws crowds from as far away as New York.

What to do at Silverman’s farm

There’s something to do at Silverman’s farm year round (except for the months of January-March, when the farm is closed for winter break).

During the holidays, there are fresh-baked pies, pre-cut Christmas trees, wreaths and holiday decor. Christmas trees, usually the popular Fraser Fir, arrive at the farm right around Thanksgiving, and are not grown on-site.

In spring, the petting zoo is a welcome outdoor activity for kids, with goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, and more. along with a play area and picnic area.

Summertime brings u-pick blueberries, raspberries and peaches.

The most popular time to visit Silverman’s, however, is in the fall.

Come September, Silverman’s offers some of the best fall activities in Connecticut, including apple picking, hay rides, pumpkin picking, and food trucks on weekends. The farm gets so busy on weekends, the town of Easton erects “Farm traffic” signs on Sport Hill Road to warn drivers of the backup, and the parking lot requires attendants to help direct the influx of cars. (Insider tip: The farm is almost never crowded during the week, even in the fall, so go on a weekday if you want to avoid the crowds).

No matter when you plan to go, though, Silverman’s is a beautiful and bucolic day trip.

What does the Silverman’s Farm store sell?

The Silverman’s Farm store sells a variety of produce, jams and spreads, baked goods, and gifts.

Depending on the season, you’ll find fruit and vegetables like:

  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Onions

Baked goods and grocery items include:

  • Pies
  • Breads
  • Donuts
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Jam
  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Apple Butter

Silverman’s Pies are well-known in the area, and you’ll often find locals picking up a pie to share at a family event or for a holiday. Pie varieties depend on the season and change often, but some of the most commonly offered are blueberry, apple, Dutch apple, cherry, and pumpkin.

Gifts

Silverman’s also sells small gifts and decor, like signs and wall art, coffee mugs, and holiday decor.

Greenhouse

Finally, the farm sells seasonal plants and flowers throughout the year, including geraniums and impatiens in the spring and summer, mums and decorative cabbage/kale in the fall, and poinsettias in the winter.

Silverman’s U-Pick Schedule

Silverman’s opens its seasonal u-pick fruit orchards throughout the year.

Blueberries are generally available starting the first week of July through the end of July.

Raspberries are available from late June through mid-August.

Peaches are available from early July through early August.

Apples are available from the end of August through the third week of October.

Check the Silvermans’ website for exact dates.

When is Silverman’s Farm open?

The farm store and the petting zoo are open from 9:00AM – 5:ooPM, seven days a week, from April 1 through the end of December.

The farm is closed from January 1-April 1 for a winter break.

The farm costs vary by activity, and Silverman’s takes credit cards both at the farm store and petting zoo, as well as for apple picking.

Is Silverman’s Farm good for kids?

Silverman’s is one of the best local attractions for kids. If the weather is nice, you could spend hours at the farm, picking fruit, visiting the petting zoo and feeding the animals, and having lunch at one of the farm’s picnic tables. There are hand-washing stations and porta-potties on site, too.

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