** MASKS ARE REQUIRED **
The PYO apple orchard is closed for the 2020 season!
The store and pumpkin patch remain open daily!
To say we are in uncharted times is an
understatement. Karabin Farms is still
struggling on how to best serve you
in a safe manner. March, April, and May
found us with the strongest demand ever
for our product.
Throughout those three months, our curbside pickup of meat, dairy, eggs, and produce was amazing. Unlike the big food stores, we did our best to have what you needed. We have scheduled increased numbers of turkeys, chickens, beef, and pork well into 2021. Our processors in Vermont and Rhode Island have gone out of their way to keep our meat supply flowing.
The harvest of veggies is beginning and the fields look fantastic thanks to our crew. The “Harvest Club” was sold out and, unfortunately, we could not take all requests. Sales of sides of beef have a waiting list, but all will be filled. Our battle with the solar company continues and we have been very thankful the Town of Southington has engaged an attorney to help our attorney oppose this loss of prime farmland at a time when we have seen what happens when the Big Guys control our food supply.
We expect our pick your own apples will begin in late August with some new guidelines. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture has informed us that all barnyards should be closed unless a six foot barrier is established. We cannot comply, so we will screen off the barnyard. PYO wagon rides look like it will not be possible to meet the standards so all folks will be able to walk our trail to the orchard. New CDC guidelines require everyone must wash their hands before picking. A sink will be available. All bags will be pre-sold as in the past. We will provide transportation down to the store of all picked product. In all cases masks will be required of everyone entering the property. We are going the extra mile to keep everyone safe and still be able to enjoy our beautiful farm. Curbside pickup of all food orders will continue.
The CDC advised that no dogs be allowed. Dogs, cats, and rabbits have proven to have zoonotic capability. There are no known cases in livestock (cattle and horses) but the recommendation is to keep the public away from them until more is known.
Due to restrictions imposed by Covid-19 guidelines,
our barnyard is currently closed.
Store Open Daily (April 1st thru December 23rd) 9am to 5pm
Outside pick up times will be coordinated.
Winter Hours (Jan. thru Mar.): Saturday & Sunday Only 9am to 5pm
KNOW YOUR FARMER KNOW YOUR FOOD
08-26-2020 We are experiencing the worst drought since 1964. Storms have passed just north and south of our farm. This, coupled, with the severe damage to our apple orchard from the Tropical Storm Isaias made for a difficult season. Please be patient with us as we are doing our best to get through these times.
Labor Day weekend we will open for pick your own. Due to restrictions imposed by Covid-19 guidelines, our barnyard will be closed and the pick your own will be a walking event. We will provide transportation back of harvestedf ruit.
Special needs individuals will be accommodated.
Please open the Karabin Farms Inventory PDF file for our full grocery inventory.
We are taking on line orders for curbside pickup.
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