Do Cider Donuts, Pick-Your-Own Apples, and A Cidery
Rain or shine, the Averill Farm Stand is open, and rain or shine, I go for the heavenly apple cider donuts. A true must-visit in the town of Washington, Averill Farm is primarily a fruit orchard that has been family-run for 10 generations and counting. The hidden gem awaits at the end of a lovely drive, minutes from the Mayflower Inn. Abundant with the countryside’s simple delights— cut flowers, homemade jams, honey, cheeses, locally-sourced pies and more— the charming farm provides a special experience to immerse in the farm-to-table culture of Connecticut. Every season brings something new, from tasting strawberries at the farmer’s market in summer, to apple-picking surrounded by New England’s tranquil fall scenery in autumn, to picking out the perfect, cut-your-own christmas tree in winter. Whether it’s pear harvesting or the famed apple cider donut that allures you, make sure not to leave without trying the dry sparkling hard cider from the farm’s cidery.