Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm

Apple Picking in Sharon, CT

Look for the Apple sign
to pick your own fresh apples!

Apples

Pick Your Own Apples


Description/Availability

We have 8 acres flourishing with 11 varieties of delicious apples to eat, cook, make sauce, bake or use in salads. Our Honeycrisps are delightful and one of our top sellers. We also have the heirlooms such as Cortlands and Northern Spys. McIntosh, Macouns, Gala, Empire, Ida Reds, Crispin (Mutsu), Red Delicious, and Yellow Delicious.

Available the beginning of September through early November. Fresh picked apples are also available in our farm store Saturday and Sunday, and pre-picked at our farm stand Monday through Friday.

Health benefits of Apples

Apples eaten with the skins are packed with rich phyto-nutrients. The antioxidants in apple have much health promoting and disease prevention properties; thus truly justifying the adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples also contain many vitamins (C, B-Complex, Beta-Carotene) and minerals (potassium, phosphorus, and calcium).


Selection

Pick apples fresh, bright, and firm textured.


Preparation

Wash apples thoroughly in the cold running water. Trim off top end using a paring knife and cut the fruit into two equal halves. Take out tiny, centrally placed, bitter seeds. Slice the fruit into desirable cubes or slices.


Storing

Handle your apples very carefully to avoid bruising. Apples can be kept at room temperature but will ripen much faster. To keep fresher for longer store inside a refrigerator and they will last for weeks.


Freezing

To freeze: peel, core and slice apples. You can add 1 tablespoon lemon juice to keep them fresher and from turning brown. Pack in freezer bags or containers.



Unpasteurized Apple Cider in Sharon, CT

Enjoy fresh, non-filtered Apple Cider
made from our very own CT apples!

Apple Cider

Unpasteurized, Non-filtered Apple Cider made on the Ellsworth premises can be found in our farm store.

NO additives, preservatives, or sugar is added. It is packed with antioxidants because it contains the sediments and pulp from the apple skins. Cider differs from apple juice that you buy in the store, It is filtered to remove the sediments and pasteurized to improve shelf life. Apple cider is delicious served hot or cold.

We also have raw apple cider vinegar with "the mother" at our farm store.




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