Since Fall is my favorite time of year, of course, I want to share with you a fabulous Pumpkin Soup Recipe using fall harvest apples and fresh pumpkins!
The turning of the colors of the leaves in New England means that it’s apple harvest season. Connecticut has some of the best local farmers markets offering fresh-pressed cider along with pick-your-own apples and pumpkins local food produce. There’s plenty of things to do with apples!
Connecticut Farmers Markets and Roadside Stands
Among my favorite local Connecticut farm stands are these favorites that we’ve been visiting since our daughters were little and now get to enjoy with the grandchildren.
Junction of Routes 147 and 157
Rose’s Berry Farm
Along with fresh cider, the farm also offers homemade pies, muffins, jams and fruit vinegars. June through October you’ll be able to enjoy a hunt Sunday breakfast overlooking the ponds and apple orchards.
295 Matson Hill Rd.
South Glastonbury, CT
Scott’s Orchard & Nursery
Make sure to sign up for the horse-drawn hayrides, which are held on weekends from mid-September through late October.
1838 New London Turnpike
Draghi & Sons Farms
This roadside stand is one of many vegetable markets selling fresh sweet corn, green peppers, yellow and green squash, scallions, eggplants and cucumbers as well as fresh fruit including native apples, peaches, nectarines, pears and plums.
You’ll also find a greenhouse complete with mums, asters, kale and cabbage, houseplants and dish gardens.
80 Main Street (Route 17)
South Glastonbury, CT
QP Farm Market
The recently rebuilt stand also stockpiles home-baked treats and pies, local honey and all sorts of preserves, jams and flowers for seasonal decorations.
1339 Portland Cobalt Rd, Portland, CT
Whatever the growing season in Connecticut, get out and take a daytrip and support your local farmers at their roadside stands! Reconnect with your actual community and the great people in it! Take the kids or your grandchildren with you and show them visual proof that food doesn’t start out in a box, while helping the local economy.
Pumpkin Soup Recipe
Now here’s my Pumpkin Soup recipe I told you about! Enjoy!
“Every fall the connecticut landscape is weighted down in pumpkins, or “pompions,” as colonial cookbooks called them….Adrienne Sussman, chef-owner of the popular Adrienne restaurant in New Milford, hits all the right notes in her Modern American menu. She likes to follow the seasons and does so admirably in this delicious soup, suitable for a chilly fall or winter day.”
Easy kitchen cleaning with handmade dishcloths !
Roasted Apple and Pumpkin Soup Recipe
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