In their wildest dreams, colonial farmer John Lyman and his wife, Hope, could not have envisioned the complex and diverse enterprise that would evolve from their purchase in 1741 of a 37-acre parcel of land in what is now Middlefield. Now covering more than 1,100 acres of scenic farmland, Lyman Orchards is one of the most popular family attractions in New England. Through a history spanning ten generations, the Lyman family heritage was founded upon a commitment to preserve their land for future generations, using a combination of determination, innovation, and adaptation – attributes that hold true today.
Even after 275 years, Lyman Orchards continues to evolve while maintaining its steadfast commitment to preserving the land for future generations. Today, members of the 8th and 9th generations of the family are directly involved in the business. Like their ancestors before them, preservation of the land remains central to their heritage, and the family continues to be innovative in its ways of upholding their traditions.
Celebrate National Donut Day at the Apple Barrel Farm Market! Every customer will receive a free donut on Friday, June 2nd, no purchase necessary. Limit one free donut per customer, while supplies last.
Come to the Apple Barrel Farm Market every Saturday for Pancakes on the Patio! We will have tons of toppings to choose from, including delicious seasonal berries. Pancakes will be available outside on the patio every Saturday from 9am-11:30am, weather dependent. No reservations required, seating is first come first serve. Pancakes - $9.99, includes three […]
Enjoy a Full Strawberry Moon Sound Meditation in "The Meadow" at Lyman Orchards Golf Club with The Conduit on Saturday, June 3rd at 7pm. Relax to the soothing sounds of live gongs and singing bowls washing over you for deep meditative bliss. Lean into the heightened lunar energy of June's Full Strawberry Moon to align […]
Join us for a delightfully silly yoga session! The goats are very friendly, and will love to cuddle and play as you flow through an all levels yoga sequence. We will guide you through an upbeat, 30 minute yoga practice tailored for all levels. The goats will roam and romp around us, as we flow […]
It's Connecticut Open House Day! Visit Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Farm Market for an exciting outdoor children's program on the patio. Discover the beautiful sounds of oboist Ling-Fei Kang and oboist/English hornist Charles Huang on June 10th! Two different music programs, 10am and 11am! 10am: All ages. A short music concert based on music inspired […]
Come to 1741 Pub & Grill during our monthly game nights! Once a month in June, July and August we'll have fun games to play for free to win great prizes! Games will be played from 6-8pm outside under the tent at 1741 Pub & Grill with food and drink service. Sunday, June 11th - […]
There’s no sweeter way to celebrate the start of Summer ‘23 than by joining in on all the fun at the Lyman Orchards Strawberry Festival! It’s all happening at the Apple Barrel Farm Market and grounds on Saturday, June 17, 10am-4pm! We’ll have plenty of pick your own strawberries, live music from the KC Sisters and Braiden Sunshine on the patio, Free Food Tastings at […]
An opportunity to see inside the historic 1864 Lyman Homestead and hear highlights from the family’s heritage on the land since 1741 will be offered by Lyman Orchards on Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m and 12:30 p.m. A guided tour of several rooms of the Homestead will be led by Diana Ross McCain, author […]
It's Father's Day weekend! Please join us for our very first Father-Daughter Dance under the Golf Tent at Lyman Orchards! Sweep your princess off her feet, and treat her to a special night out. Enjoy our delicious buffet menu and soda bar, while kicking up your heels and dancing the night away! DJ Stardust will be playing […]
May The Force Be With You this Father's Day at the Apple Barrel Farm Market! Celebrate dad and treat him to a delicious Father's Day BBQ with all things Star Wars! Save room for Lyman Orchards Creamery ice cream sundaes and fresh baked treats for dessert! "I Am Your Fathers" Day Schedule at Lyman Orchards: […]
Treat Dad to an all-out Father's Day BBQ under the Golf Tent at 1741 Pub & Grill on Sunday, June 18th at 5:30pm. We'll have all the fixings for a memorable day, including an incredible view atop The Lyman Orchards Golf Course. Enjoy live music from Slewfoot 5:30-8pm! BBQ Menu includes: Tossed Garden Salad with […]
Pop a seat at the Apple Barrel Farm Market for Storytime presented by Levi E. Coe Library! Listen to a book reading presented by Levi E. Coe Library of Middlefield. Make it a day by picking your own strawberries, enjoying lunch from our Apple Barrel Deli or 1741 Pub & Grill and end the day […]
Start off summer by keeping the kiddos busy at Lyman Orchards, decorating, stuffing and sprinkling our famous Apple Cider Donuts! Tickets include two donuts a variety of toppings, frostings and fillings. Crushed candy toppings include Heath bar, peanut butter cups, marshmallows, Oreos and more! Donuts are layered with raspberry or Bavarian cream, and topped off […]
Calling all yogi's and aspiring acrobats to a first time experiential class taught by The Movement Collective at Lyman Orchards! Build strength, flexibility, and balance at this beginner's Acroyoga FUNdamentals class on Thursday, June 22nd at 6pm. This 75 minute ourdoor class will be held in a scenic beautiful meadow, with 360 degree views of […]
If you are not entering a car, this show is open to the public and free of charge. No need to enter or register, just turn up on the day. We would love you to introduce yourself though - just chat to one of the volunteers or someone showing their car. You don't have to […]
We invite you to be our guest at 1741 Pub & Grill for Sunday Brunch, while DJ Stardust plays your favorite Disney Movie Soundtrack Songs! This is what dreams are made of... singing along to your favorite Disney Theme songs while indulging in delicious food and themed drink specials! Disney dress up attire is encouraged, […]
The Lyman Orchards Raspberry Festival celebrates raspberry season with some WET & WILD fun for the whole family at the Apple Barrel Farm Market on Saturday, July 1st, 11am-4pm! Start your day out in Lyman Orchards fields harvesting fresh pick your own raspberries (blueberries & peaches), then head over to the Apple Barrel Farm Market […]
Tis' the Season? We're mixing things up and teaming up with the Salvation Army to bring you the Lyman Orchards Blueberry Festival & Christmas in July Event at the Apple Barrel Farm Market on Saturday, July 22nd, 10am-4pm! Bring the family over to Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Farm Market for a bushel of blueberry fun! […]
Come on down to Lyman Orchards for some outdoor fun featuring Savage Pianos! Dueling Pianos is the ultimate hybrid of all modern forms of entertainment! Select from either a 6pm show or 9pm show. Two performers on two facing pianos take turns playing songs that are mostly requested by the audience. There are no rules about […]
Open to all Corvair Powered vehicles, Air Cooled Volkswagens, and more! If it’s a classic Air Cooled Car, come on down! Show Time: 9am to 3pm Car registration: $10 entry. General Admission: FREE! People’s Choice Judging, Top Awards Presented Breakfast and Lunch available from Lyman’s famous Apple Barrel Farm Market Bring the Whole Family!!!!!!! For […]
Bringing you back-to-back bands of live music from Connecticut's best local artists to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! St. Jude Connecticut Network will be hosting their 30th Annual Fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Saturday, August 26th, 12:00pm - 5:00pm at Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Farm Market. The Summer Music Festival will […]
Enjoy a Full Blue Moon Sound Meditation in "The Meadow" at Lyman Orchards Golf Club with The Conduit on Wednesday, August 30th at 6:30pm. Relax to the soothing sounds of live gongs and singing bowls washing over you for deep meditative bliss. Lean into the heightened lunar energy of August's Full Blue Moon to align with your highest […]