Lyman Orchards

275th Anniversary

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.

Upcoming Events

Fun on the Farm!

June 25, 2022

Bring the family out to Lyman Orchards Fun on the Farm, Saturday, June 25th from 11am-3pm. Kids have the run of the Apple Barrel Farm Market lawn with fun activities including cornhole, yard games, and a mini golf putting hole station!  Acoustic duo, Noelle & Tyler will perform folk rock favorites live on the Apple […]
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Pizza Making Workshop

June 25, 2022

Roll up your sleeves and roll out some dough! Master your pizza-making skills with Lyman Orchards on-site chef, Ben Gaffney, at our family-friendly Pizza Workshop on Saturday, June 25th at 1pm.  During this 30-minute workshop, you'll learn about techniques, ingredients, and what it takes to make a great "tomato pie"!  Choose from a variety of […]
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Van Goat Painting

July 2, 2022

Celebrate July 4th weekend at Lyman Orchards with "painting" goats from Bradley Mountain Farms! Unleash Your Inner Artist ~ Goat Painting is fun for the whole family! Participate in a fun and easy painting session led by one of our "Van Goat artists" on Saturday, July 2nd, 10am-12pm. Work with your Van Goat to make […]
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4th of July BBQ

July 2

July 4, 2022

Celebrate our great nation all weekend long at an All-American venue with an All-American menu! We've got the backyard BBQ right here at The Apple Barrel Farm Market along with live music and cornhole July 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 11am-4pm! The Apple Barrel Farm Market deli is putting out a mouth-watering BBQ platter fit for […]
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Sacred Rivers Pop-Up Yoga Class

July 15, 2022

Strike a pose on the grounds of Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Farm Market's pop-up Yoga Class with Vinyasa Freedom Flow Yoga led by Sacred Rivers yoga instructor Cynthia Montalvo on July 15th, 10-11am. In this one hour class, you will learn smooth meditative movements between poses and focus of the breath to create a synergy […]
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Outdoor Movie Night

July 15, 2022

It's Outdoor Movie Night at the Apple Barrel Farm Market! Join us for an 8:30pm showing of Pixar's animated blockbuster movie "Up" on July 15th. Bring the family out for a fun outdoor movie night on the grounds of The Apple Barrel Farm Market!  We'll be showing Pixar's animated masterpiece, "Up" about a balloon salesman […]
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Blueberry Festival - Christmas in July!

July 16, 2022

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 16th, 11am-4pm! Bring the family over to Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Farm Market for a bushel of blueberry fun! […]
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Game On! Outside Under the Tent at 1741 Pub & Grill

July 17, 2022

Lyman Orchards is teaming up with RentroGames and Frootie Tooties to host a fun filled, blast- from-the past retro arcade day. Come game with us! *Family and adult friendly event* Play all your favorites outside under the Golf Tent at 1741 Pub & Grill. Stay for one hour or four, we've got you covered!! Sunday, […]
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Summer Fruit Brewfest & Beer Garden

July 23, 2022

Lyman Orchards is brewing up a family-friendly Summer Fruit Brewfest on Saturday, July 23rd 12-4pm outside at The Apple Barrel Farm Market! We'll have over ten Connecticut breweries on tap, live music from Evie Joy, great food from the Apple Barrel Farm Market Deli, along with a small fleet of local food trucks including Scatz […]
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Dueling Pianos under the Tent @ 1741 Pub & Grill

July 29, 2022

Back by popular demand!   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! Two performers on two facing pianos take turns playing songs that are mostly requested by the audience. There are no rules about what can […]
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Sunflower Maze Opening Day!

July 30, 2022

Join us to celebrate the opening of the sunflower maze on July 30th! Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Sunflower Maze (105 South Street Middlefield, CT) at 9am Tickets: Ages 13 and over: $10Ages 12-4: $6Ages 3 and under: Free $1 of every admission goes to support Connecticut Children's Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders.  The […]
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Peach Festival

August 20, 2022

Come down to Lyman Orchards for the Peach Festival on August 20, 2022! The fun starts at 11am! There will be plenty of Pick-Your-Own Peaches, freshly made peach treats, live music, petting farm, horse drawn hayrides, kettle corn from Jeff's Kettle Corn! Live music from the Johnson Girls from 11am - 2pm !
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The Apple Barrel

Monday-Sunday: 9:00AM-6:00PM

32 Reeds Gap Rd
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6000

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lyman golf

Monday-Sunday: 7:00AM-5:00PM

700 Main Street
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6031

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Pick your own

Strawberries & Blueberries

105 South Street
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6015

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