The Nature Center will be OPEN Wednesday, Dec. 27 - Saturday, Dec. 30 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM for holiday visitors!

Seasonal Activities and Recommendations

Things to do in the area

Dogwood Fesitval

May 6-7-8
Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
greenfieldhillchurch.com/dogwood-festival/

Fruit Picking

Listed below are farms in and near Fairfield County that offer pick your own fruits, berries, and vegetables. Strawberries usually start early June, cherries mid-to-end of June, blueberries & raspberries in July, peaches in July and August, apples from August through October, and pumpkins in October.

Silverman’s Farm
451 Sport Hill Road
Easton, CT 06612
203.261.3306
silvermansfarm.com
A pick your own apples and peaches farm with farm animals to feed, a farm market, and even a florist.

The Jones Family Farm
120 Beardsley Road
Shelton, CT 06484
203.929.8425
www.jonesfamilyfarms.com
Harvest your own strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins, and Christmas trees on a 400 acre farm in Shelton.

For a complete list of Fairfield County Farms- http://www.pickyourown.org/CTwest.htm#listings

Visit the Farmers Markets

Darien Farmers Market
Goodwives Shopping Center
25 Old Kings Highway North
Darien, CT 06810
Wednesdays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Late May through Christmas

New Canaan Farmers Market
Summer Location: Old Center School at South Avenue, Maple and Main Streets
Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm May to November

Westport Farmers Market
Summer Location: 50 Imperial Avenue, Westport CT
Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, May to November

Greenwich Farmers Market
Commuter Parking Lot off Exit 3 at Arch Street and Horseneck Lane
Saturdays 9:30 am – 1 pm May to November

Rowayton Farmers Market
Pinkney Park
Fridays 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm May through November

Book Recommendations for Kids

Fun With Nature: Take Along Guide by Mel Boring , Diane Burns, and Leslie Dendy

The Kid’s Guide to Exploring Nature by Brooklyn Botanic Garden Educators

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Activities

Grow a Pizza Garden
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/growing-pizza-garden.htm

Create a Fairy Garden in a Tub
http://www.hgtvgardens.com/crafts/a-fairy-container-garden