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Visit a farm with your family this Fall (or any other time of year) and enjoy a great experience! Take a look at our guide to the best farms in the country.
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Photos: Colonial Springs Farm, Dix Hills, NY
Aplin Farms, Slocomb, (334) 792-6362
This farm is known for tomatoes, pumpkins, melons, hens, wagon rides, and a petting zoo. Best time to go: June through October.
Mountain Fork Farm, New Market, (256) 379-4762
This farm is known for its turkeys, broilers, and eggs, alongside heirloom tomatoes and fresh leaf lettuce. Best time to go: April to November.
Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, Ester, (907) 451-0691
This farm is known for vegetables—learn about 30 to 40 different varieties on a nonprofit educational farm on the road to Denali National Park. Best time to visit: June to September.
Brown's Apple and Pear Orchard and Cider Mill, Wilcox, (520) 384-3671
This farm is known for apples and pears. Best time to go: August through October.
Date Creek Ranch, Wickenburg, (928) 231-0704
This farm is known for grass-fed beef, plus Golden Delicious apples, ripe pears, and freestone peaches. Best time to go: July through October.
Bluebird Song Farm, Mulberry, (479) 997-1996
This farm is known for blueberries and muscadine grapes. Best time to go: May through September.
Petit Jean Farm, Morrilton, (888) 633-1204
This farm is known for lamb, pork beef, and a plethora of honey products (honey apple butter, honey fudge, honey barbecue sauce). Best time to go: Year-round.
Chaffin Family Orchards, Oroville, (530) 533-8239
This farm is known for poultry, olive oil, and every seasonal fruit imaginable (from pomegranates to peaches, grapefruits to figs). Best time to go: Spring (to see baby chicks, goats, and lambs) or fall (for a farm-tour weekend complete with barbecue taste-testing).
The Philo Apple Farm, Philo, (707) 895-2333
This farm is known for heirloom apples and pears. Best time to go: Late July through October. Accomodations: Cottages among the apple orchards, with porches, are available for $175 to $200 a night.
Blue Rose Gardens, Salida, (719) 539-1219
This farm is known for organic produce, as well as a Monarch butterfly–watch program. Best time to go: July and August.
James Ranch, Durango, (970) 247-8652
This farm is known for grass-fed beef, whey-fed pork, and artisan cheeses. Best time to go: June through October.
Frostfire Farm, Goshen, (860) 491-2272
This farm is known for berries, sheep, eggs, milk, butter, vegetables, wool, chickens, flowers, cows. Best time to go: Growing season is April to November, but year-round for animals.
Palazzi Orchard, Dayville, (860) 774-4363
This farm is known for squash, stone fruit, and over 20 varieties of apples. Best time to go:August through November, and for hayrides in the fall.
Bennett Orchards, Frankford, (302) 732-3358
This farm is known for peaches and nectarines; the appeal of a 19th-century family farm. Best time to go: Early July through August.
Blackbird Heritage, Townsend, (302) 464-1348
This farm is known for delicious hybrid produce like candy-striped beets, purple carrots, and yellow gooseberry tomatoes. Best time to go: June through October.
Gainesville Blueberry Farm, Gainesville, (352) 336-1112
This farm is known for organic blueberries. Best time to go: May to July.
Magnolia Farms, Live Oak, (386) 364-6450
This farm is known for heritage-breed turkeys, goat milk, feta cheese, and shitake mushrooms. Best time to go: June through August.
Country Gardens Farm & Nursery, Newnan, (770) 251-2673
This farm is known for fresh eggs, pastured pork, and homegrown vegetables. Best time to go: Spring through fall.
Serenbe Bed and Breakfast, Palmetto, (770) 463-9319
This farm is known for egg harvesting and visiting with over 100 animals, including goats, rabbits, pigs, horses, and chickens. Best time to go: Year-round. Accomodations: Tastefully decorated cottages on 384 acres with trails, streams, and a lake. Rooms in the main house start at $140 a night; in the cottages, at $160 a night.
North Country Farms, Kilauea, Kauai
This farm is known for organic pineapples, bananas, avocados, oranges, and mangoes that are always in season. Best time to go: Year-round. Accomodations: Handcrafted wooden guest cottages with kitchens, grills, and outdoor showers, all within minutes of secluded and pristine beaches. Cottages are available for $130 a night.
Pu'u O Hoku Ranch, Kaunakakai, Maui, (808) 558-8109
This farm is known for organic beef, bananas, and papayas. Best time to go: Year-round. Accomodations: Airy cottages equipped with a kitchen, two bedrooms, a wraparound porch, and breathtaking views. Cottages are available for $140 a night.
Cabalo's Orchard & Gardens, Kuna, (208) 922-3301
This farm is known for old-fashioned pie cherries, Italian prunes, cantaloupe, and five kinds of apples. Best time to go: Summer through fall.
MaryJane's Farm, Moscow, (208) 882-6819
This farm is known for strawberries, rare garlic, lemon cucumbers, honeydew melons. Best time to go: May through October. Accomodations: Bed-and-breakfast in your own wall tent or cabin, from $120 a night.
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