Silverman's Farm has been a family owned and operated business since the early 1920's.Work out when and for how long to visit Silverman's Farm and other Easton attractions using our handy Easton road trip site.
Born in New York City in 1898, Ben Silverman grew up loving plants and enjoyed gardening. At the age of 18, he moved to Connecticut and began working on cow farms for $1.00 a day. When WWI broke out, Ben worked at a munitions factory in Bridgeport CT. He was able to save enough to purchase his first parcel of land on Sport Hill Road in Easton. His first venture was building a cider mill. Families from surrounding towns would bring their apples to be pressed into sweet and hard cider. All the while, Ben lived in one room located in the mill.
At the age of 30, Ben married Rose Hartz and built the farm homestead next to what is now Silverman’s Farm Market. Rose canned preserves and baked bread for their road-side stand while Ben worked the farm.
They pressed apple cider for over 60 years, and had the only operating mill in the area which allowed customers to actually watch the cider being pressed. Many school children would visit the farm to watch it made, and sample the fresh juice. In 2004 the vintage mill was retired because of new processing standards but the mill is permanently and proudly displayed in our farm market.
Currently, Silverman’s sweet apple cider is pressed off site but still available in our farm market.
Ben Silverman raised everything including onions, potatoes, tomatoes, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, egg plant, several types of berries, apples, peaches and plums. He and Rose also raised much more than that. Together they had eight children, six girls and two boys: Harold, Bessie, Dorothy, Adele, Janet, Pearl , Fran, and Irv. Harold worked with his dad through high school, but entered the military and pursued other vocations. The girls all helped on the farm after school, summers, and weekends, but eventually the girls pursued other careers as well.
Irv, their youngest son, gained interest in fruit production. He earned his degree in business at the University of Bridgeport while working the farm with his Dad. Irv eventually married and he and his wife Nancy had three daughters, Jodi, Wendy, and Shayna. Their daughters graced them with four grandsons, Zachary, Thomas, Jacob and Owen and one grandaughter, Talia. Today, Irv is owner and operator of the farm. He has much help from immediate and extended family. It’s an annual tradition that family members unite to help out at fall harvest time.
During the 70’s and 80’s, Irv evolved Silverman's into a Pick Your Own (PYO) fruit farm featuring a widespread orchard, scenic tractor rides, and petting farm.
Our hope at Silverman's Farm is to cultivate young learners. To show our children the joy of picking their own food. To see and feel where their food comes from. To peak their interest and create an awareness of "the where?" and "the how?"
To educate, to laugh and to revel in the simple beauties of life.
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We visited Silverman's Farm the weekend of September 19 and it was packed, mostly by people waiting on line for the animal farm. They carry a good selection of jams/fruit preserves and honey. Cider... more »
I have lived in Norwalk for many years and had never been to Silverman's Farm. I read about this and other farm stands in a recent article in a local newspaper. Since during these times, there are... more »
This place has been a family favorite for me and my family since i was little! Still smells the same since the 80s which i am in LOVE with, we get the blueberry crunch pie for the holidays and will be trying more soon!! The only thing i didnt like from a recent experience is when me & my friend were checking out the new gift shop, the teenagers who had been working there were not helpful and when we tried talking to them, acted like we weren't there!!
This is FABULOUS!!! We've been coming here every summer for 6 years when we come to town! We love the Silverman's and their farm!!! Come pick the tastiest berries and enjoy the most wonderful animals and farm ever!!! We are sure that you will love the entire experience as much as we do every year!!!
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