Pick Your Own Strawberries
Opens in June!
The first ‘Pick-Your-Own’ fruit of the season. Fresh-picked Connecticut-grown strawberries will also be available in our Apple Barrel market. We grow many different varieties in our orchard, so one (or more) of our tastiest types is sure to please your palate.
Strawberries are a delicious source of potassium and Vitamin C, and one cup of berries is only 55 calories.
Availability: Early June - Early July
Strawberries are available during the month of June.
Look for vibrant red strawberries, with few green or white areas. The caps and berries should look fresh and clean. Berries should be plump. The size of the berries differs with the variety and is not a sign of flavor or quality.
Strawberries, unlike many other fruits, do not ripen after they are picked. So, be sure to pick only the berries that are brightly colored red, and fully matured.
Strawberries are very perishable; handle gently. Protect berries from direct sunlight, especially when traveling in the car for a long time. Store in a cool place and rinse berries just before use. Remove stems after berries are washed. Use the ripest berries first.
Simply wash and drain well on paper towel. Place in freezer on cookie sheet single layered. After frozen, store in containers.
6oz. boneless chicken breast
1 cup Lyman Orchard strawberries, quartered
sliced blanched almonds (enough to coat chicken -- may substitute pecans or sunflower seeds)
Egg Wash (beat one egg with 1 oz. water)
shallots, 1 to 2 teaspoons
4 oz. chicken stock
4 oz. butter
dash of Amaretto
salt & pepper, to taste
Pre heat pan; coat with olive oil. Add shallots; brown lightly.
Dip chicken breast in prepared egg wash; dip in flour, then almonds. Place in pre-heated pan to brown. Turn chicken when almonds are golden in color.
Add prepared strawberries and chicken stock. When mixture comes to a boil, add Amaretto. If using a gas range, move pan away from burner when adding Amaretto.
After 15 seconds, add butter. Continue cooking until chicken is done. Add chopped parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Serve, and enjoy!