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1victor wrote a review Oct 2019
North Narrabeen, Australia556 contributions103 helpful votes
We visited the orchard during the afternoon. It was busy, lots of people in and about the orchard store. We went apple shopping and and I purchased 6 apple juice donuts, they were delicious that night with a tea. The apples were amazing, tasty and crisp!
Date of experience: September 2019
lhcvbnwct wrote a review Dec 2018
Litchfield, Connecticut10 contributions3 helpful votes
The best apple cider donuts ever! So many varieties of apples to pick. The views are an added bonus! The apple cider is excellent. We go every fall for apples, it has become a tradition!
Date of experience: September 2018
Clementinefox2018 wrote a review Jul 2018
67 contributions24 helpful votes
We have been going to Averill Farm for decades. It is a very, very special place run by an exceptional Family who have the deepest roots in the community. They are lovely, highly dedicated family who have lovingly cared for the land and their orchards for generations. The apples are the best in the universe and it is a delight to visit this orchard. It is situated up high and wide- a remarkable and choice setting. The cider is the absolute freshest and cannot be beat and the cider donuts are heavenly....they are donut nirvana. The Averill Farm cider donuts are stellar....we have friends who never eat donuts,try one and within three minutes they have consumed two more. They are hot, delicious and perfect with the cider. Cannot be beat. To visit this rare and beautiful place, one must be respectful of the trees and land and the amazing family and team that run it.…
Date of experience: July 2018
boatboat wrote a review Oct 2017
northeast123 contributions63 helpful votes
Just returned from a glorious fall day of apple and pear picking! We've never been to Averill Farm before and are thrilled that we found such a gem right here in Connecticut! We've been to many of the apple farms in the area and this one is the best kept secret! Rows and rows of trees and plenty of beautiful apples and pears to harvest. Although there were lots of families this day, never felt crowded in the fields. Just beautiful. A bit tricky to find- but a lovely drive. You enter a long dirt roadway to an open grass field where you park. There was a barn and tent with the usual fall fare for sale. Gourds, pumpkins, mums, cut flowers, and of course apple cider. There were beautiful gathering baskets for sale and a shop that carried a fine assortment- including already picked apples & pears, apple cider, hard cider, wine, apple bread, maple syrup, gourmet popcorns, and more. They had several check-out stands available which helped with the lines. There was also a pizza tent. Unfortunately, when we returned from the fields, the pizza tent had a sign up that read "no more orders for about an hour". There was a long line of people waiting on their orders so it was evident they couldn't keep up with it. A suggestion would be to perhaps add another food vendor? There were so many people there and there really isn't any place in the immediate to get food. Seems like that would be a gold-mine! There were a few picnic tables where groups were eating. Many people brought food with them and were out on the lawn having little picnics. Will remember for next time! Suggestion - wear good walking shoes and long pants. There are so many varieties of apples to choose from- you'll be walking to see them all! There is a tall grass around the trees and lots of fallen fruit in various stages of decay. Be careful with your footing as the uneven ground could be tricky- but hey, it's a working farm! Also, although they had a few wagons to use to cart little ones and all of your fruit, but you can bring your own too. Best of all, the rows are clearly marked and it makes it so much easier to find your choices. This was by far the best picking farm I have been to. As I mentioned, literally rows and rows of trees. Ample fruit on them and very easy picking. There were a ton of people when we went but it never felt crowded in the fields. Depending on which variety you want, there was such an abundance it didn't take long to fill our bags. Beautiful apples and pears!! There were lots of people with dogs too - is that good? I mean I am talking lots and big ones at that. We witnessed one dog fight that actually frightened the kids nearby- but it was quickly handled. I love dogs, but not everyone picks up after them and you're picking fruit... just a note! Again, WONDERFUL,WONDERFUL! Friendly staff and beautiful property! Thank you, Averill Farm!!…
Date of experience: September 2017
Kathleen H wrote a review Sep 2017
TERRIBLE poison ivy problem! All around trees on the ground. Got a bad case after apple picking even though we were careful!
Date of experience: September 2017