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MAY 25, 2013
Fresh Next Week at Silverman's Market: 1,000 Pints of Blueberries
Driving down Center Road in Easton these days you can't miss the blue netting that's protecting Irv Silverman's first crop of blueberries from the birds. But the tasty fruit will soon be out of their reach, ripe and ready for baking in 4th of July blueberry pies.
Along Center Road, Silverman Orchard's one-acre blueberry patch will be ripe next week.
Silverman expects his one-acre crop to yield 1,000 pints of berries, which will be for sale in Silverman's Country Market next week.
This is the first year Silverman's Orchard will produce blueberries. Another acre of bushes planted this year should double next year's yield, and Silverman says patrons will be able to pick their own blueberries in summer 2013. This year, he and his crew will do the picking.
Silverman says he'll be adding another new attraction to the orchard for visitors this summer. Starting after the 4th of July, Silverman and local historian and author Dan Cruson will offer scenic tractor rides with a local history lesson. Cruson and Silverman, who were classmates at Joel Barlow High School, will take visitors by tractor to the spectacular lookout atop the orchard and share educational tales about "everything from the glacier formation to Easton's Revolutionary War era history," Silverman says. He promises to keep the talks interesting and accessible to his youngest patrons.
The full article, published June 2012, can be found at Easton HamletHub.
Silverman's Farm featured on CBS: "The 4 Best Apple Picking Locations In The Tri-State"
"When the weather starts to cool, there is no better weekend activity than apple picking. The orchards are the perfect place to enjoy the last of the summer sunshine and take in the best of what fall has to offer. After you and your kids have roamed the apple orchards and selected the best apples, you can bring them home and make tasty pies, cobblers, breads and cakes. Here are the 4 best apple picking farms in the Tri-State."
"Founded in 1920, Silverman’s Farm has a hayride that takes you up the hill to an orchard where you can find a wide variety of apples, a gourmet food market and a petting zoo."
The full article, published September 2011, can be found at newyork.cbslocal.com.
Silverman's Farm featured in USA Today story: "10 great places to pick your own apples"
Johnny Appleseed would be proud to see the crowds at pick-your-own orchards this season. Todd Hultquist, spokesman for the non-profit U.S. Apple Association, is celebrating this year's crop at the North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville this weekend. He shares his list with Kathy Baruffi for USA TODAY of great places for hands-on fun.
Silverman's Farm Easton, Conn. "In addition to apple picking, autumn in New England is wonderful for leaf-peeping," Hultquist says. Everybody gets a tractor ride when they go to pick apples here because the orchard is on a big hill. Buffalo, llama and deer are among the animals at the 5-acre petting zoo. Stop at the hands-on Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, before or after your visit, where you can touch sea stars, horseshoe crabs and rays (stingers removed) from nearby Long Island Sound. 203-261-3306; silvermansfarm.com
The entire article, published in September 2009, can be found on USAToday.com.
Silverman's Farm featured in Celebrity Baby Blog: "Hugh and Oscar Jackman Pick a Pumpkin"
That's some heavy lifting! Hugh Jackman and son Oscar Maximilian , 9, load their pumpkin into the car while spending Monday afternoon at Silverman's Farm in Easton, Conn.More information is available on Celebrity Baby Blog.
Image by Freddie Baez/Startraks
"A Magical Halloween Adventure"
Share the Holiday Season with Sesame Street stars, Elmo, Zoe, Mumford the Magician, and Telly as they join friends on their Magical Halloween Adventure. While on their fun hayride, the gang stops at Silverman's orchard to pick fresh apples and watch a demonstration on how sweet cider is made at Silverman's vintage cider mill.
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