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.
On Saturday, March 14th, the Apple Barrel will open its doors for the 2020 season. Plus, it's National Pi Day so we'll be celebrating the mathematical constant Pi (3.14) with Pie specials and samples throughout the day. We'll also have delicious holiday specials including Irish Soda Bread, Corned Beef & Cabbage specials in our cafe, […]
Join us on Sunday, May 10th in the historic Lyman Homestead. Of course you love Mom every day, but this Mother’s Day, celebrate her in style with a delicious brunch at the historic Lyman Homestead. Bring the family to dine on our most popular, specially-prepared meals, including Omelet, Carving, and Belgian Waffle stations, as well […]
Join us for a one-of-a-kind Family Fun! Get ready for Connecticut's one and only Spring Apple Hunt on Saturday, May 16th. This fun-filled tradition is over 35 years in the making! Pick up some of the thousands of Lyman's own eco-certified apples in our Hay Maze! Enjoy a FREE Magic Show with The Magic of […]