About our farm

photo by Jack McConnell

Averill Farm is a family farm, which has been operated continuously by the Averills since the land was purchased in 1746 from the holdings of Chief Waramaug.  For many years it was a dairy farm.  Today, the 260-acre property is primarily a fruit orchard, but also produces hay and Christmas trees.  Tyson Averill, of the 10th generation runs the farm with help from his wife Jennifer, father Sam, mother Susan, and several full and part-time employees. 

The apples and pears are grown in the 30 acre orchard and are sold both as picked fruit and pick-your-own (PYO).  Some 100+ varieties are grown, about 20 of which are available for customers to pick.  Early apples come at the end of July or beginning of August and are sold at farmers markets.  The latest varieties are picked well into October and are the ones which store well for use in the off season.

We sell our own cider, apple cider donuts, cut flowers, and homemade the old-fashioned way, jams and jellies. We also sell locally-sourced pies, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, mums, maple syrup, honey, cheddar cheese, garlic, potatoes, some tomatoes, and gifts.

Meet the Farmers!


Susan and Sam

Jennifer and Tyson

Warren and Sam