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One of my favorite farm markets in Connecticut is in the town right next to mine, and within walking distance from my office. Nothing is better than walking the half mile to clear my head for an afternoon of work, and returning with fresh, local grown fruit. Blueberries are still in season, and peaches. Of course, one of my favorite times of year is apple season. Every September I go apple picking and return home with so many apples and fresh cider that it's almost daunting what to do with all of them.
What's most fun is sampling apples whilst picking them. And yes, I contribute money to Bishop's "sin can" when I do that--the goal is not to take free apples, but to sample apple varieties I have not yet tried to see if I want to pick more of them. I leave with a full stomach and pounds of fruit. This particular orchard market is open year round, and also features a bakery and winery.