Old Cider Mill - Glastonbury
Thinking of going to the Old Cider Mill in Glastonbury this weekend - I've never been - is it worth an hour drive? Is it just cider & donuts? If I go, is there anything else in the area worth checking out (wineries, orchards, farmer's markets, etc.)? Thanks!
The Apple Harvest Festival is going on this weekend. I have never been so do not know much beyond the information below. Nearby there are quite a few farms in South Glastonbury. I have listed a few web sites below. I have done some picking at both Belltown and Rose's but have not gone to Robb's yet. I hope this helps.
Apple Harvest Festival:
Belltown Hill Orchards:
Rose's Berry Farm:
Robb's has fantastic ice cream...and Belltown is my favorite picking orchard ANYWHERE, way high up on a hill in South Glastonbury. While you're kinda in the neighborhood, you could trek over to Colchester and do a wine tasting at Priam Vineyards. You can pick up some Cato Corner cheese there, too, and maybe enjoy a glass outside if weather permits.
I love to get lettuce and corn (and whatever else in season) at Berruti's Farm Stand, too, just down the road from the Cider Mill heading south, opposite side of the road.
Ooh, and if you get that far down and are in a coffee mood, try SoG in the little plaza where Gardiner's Market is...EXCELLENT java. A hike in Cotton Hollow, right behind that plaza, would be really nice, too...and you could have Thai at Thai Angel, Chinese at Char Koon, or good eats at 2 Hopewell (corner of Main and Hopewell). Howzat? :) Have fun, whatever you decide.
11 Shailor Hill Rd, Colchester, CT
2 Hopewell, Glastonbury, CT 06033
Thai Angel Restaurant
875 Main St, South Glastonbury, CT 06073
Someone yelled at you at Berruti's? Aww, SHUCKS--pun intended--this kat does that ALL THE TIME without consequence. Maybe they just like me better (kidding) ;P Joking aside, they both carry that yummy Montauk corn--grab the biggest ears you can on these, as they will tell you, the bigga, the betta.