BY BRIANNA MILANO
Silverman’s Farm is a local farm in Easton, Connecticut. It is located about one and a half miles off the Meritt Parkway, making it a short ten-minute drive from campus. The farm offers many different fall activities for families of all ages, including apple picking, tractor rides, a petting zoo, and face painting. It also includes a country market full of fresh fruits, fresh apple cider, food vendors, and picture perfect scenery. This makes the farm a great attraction for many different fall fans in the area.
“Silverman’s Farm encompasses everything you love about the fall season,” says senior Brooke Marconi.
The Easton farm offers a petting zoo that has a wide range of farm animals all around including goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas, donkeys, and many more. Visitors have the opportunity to feed them as well.
“The animals were so cute and they had a decent amount of them for a farm in a small town in Connecticut,” says senior Kirsten Link.
During the month of September, Silverman’s Farm is open for peach and apple picking. The farm has over 20 different varieties of apples to choose from, so there is definitely something for everyone.
“It is a great afternoon that is not too pricey for friends and family to enjoy in a short amount of time”, says junior Erin Perotta. The country market is not far from the apple picking orchards, so many stop on the way out to grab some homemade goodies. “
There are many Octoberfest related decorations to purchase. Some of these decorations include a variety of squashes, gourds, cornstalks, and mums. They also offer delicious homemade apple cider donuts, which happens to be a crowd favorite for many.
Hailey Loreth, a senior, states, “Go to Silverman’s Farm for the best apple cider donuts around!”
October is typically the end of the fruit picking season, which leads to the farms scenic tractor trailer rides through the orchards.
November calls for some market apples and freshly made cider. Decorations are still available as they start to prepare for the incoming demand of their delicious pies for Thanksgiving. If you wanted they offer the chance to call your pie in ahead of time and all you need to do is pick it up whenever it is ready.
“Silverman’s Farm has a great petting zoo for all different ages to enjoy,” says senior Brooke Marconi. A big hit for many people that attend the petting zoo is the opportunity to feed the animals because of the great interaction between the visitors and animals.
Silverman’s Farm has an Instagram and Facebook page for their visitors to follow along with. They often post information about events and different activities that they host at the farm. On their website, there is a lot of useful information and a whole section explaining all of their seasonal activities. Some of these activities include the Down Home Frolic, which a band of fiddles, banjos, and more. As well as this event, they have their scenic tractor rides on various weekends after apple picking season ends.
“The tractor ride was so cool because the view was so amazing, I would one hundred percent go back and do it again this fall,” says sophomore Rachel Lojacano. Tractor rides are offered from 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.