For proof that autumn has arrived, look no further than the farms of Fairfield County, where the air is brisk, the tractors are rumbling and the leaves are turning shades of yellow, orange and crimson.
But perhaps the surest sign of the season are the orange and red orbs that have popped up across the region’s rural landscape.
We’re talking about pumpkins and apples, of course — those fanciful fruits that you can bake into homemade pies, cookies and other treats (or, in the case of pumpkins, carved into crazy jack-o’-lanterns).
And, across the region, there’s no shortage of places where you can pick your own, and partake in a little fall fun, too (hayrides, anyone?).
Take a peek at a few PYO farms in Fairfield County and beyond:
(Note: Most of the farms listed have already opened, but a few have yet to begin the picking season. Call ahead of time to make sure they’re welcoming visitors).
(Another note: If we missed your farm, please contact email@example.com and we’ll gladly add you to the list!)