Whittle's Willow Spring Farm

1030 Noank Ledyard Road
Mystic, CT 06355


Whittle's farm has been a family tradition since 1902, and now Rick’s children are working on the farm -the fifth generation of the same family.

“When my great grandfather bought the farm there was one tree, 18-20” in diameter that was already 100 years old and it’s still bearing fruit,” Whittle says. “A lot of our trees are 75 years old — they’re huge.” - Rick Whittle 

The Whittles started to offer pick-your-own apples in the early 1980s.

“The whole concept behind it was every apple that somebody picks is one less that we pick,” Whittle says. “Which is why we’re a little cheaper — it saves endless amounts of work and handling.”

It’s a win-win situation all around.

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