The Destination for Food, Families, and Fun for Fifty Years!
Local Farm Market Grocery Store Open Year-Round

We're local, we're family-owned, and we're a fresh alternative to the local supermarket! The Apple Barrel Farm Market at Lyman Orchards is proud to provide locally-grown fruit and produce, and locally-sourced specialty foods to Connecticut families since 1972.

Our unique farm market is known throughout Connecticut and beyond as a favorite destination for family fun and great food! As soon as you step through our doors, you'll be enticed by the aroma of fresh-baked products that fills our market! Every day, all day long, fresh pies, apple cider donuts, muffins, cookies, breads, pastries, and many other desserts are made in our Farm Kitchen Bakery.

You'll also be delighted with our collection of locally-sourced cheeses, milk, eggs, meats, specialty food items, as well as a full line of Lyman Orchards products including jams, jellies, sauces, relishes, mixes, and more!

Stop by today! We're centrally-located in Middlefield, Connecticut, near Middletown and Durham. Open daily 9am-6pm.

Call us at 860-349-6000

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Have You Tried Our Award Winning Pies?

According to Connecticut Magazine, our Apple Pie is the "pie you think of, when you think of apple pie!"

Our pies are handcrafted, the old fashioned way, one at a time, from generations-old family recipes made right here at the Apple Barrel. Our pie fillings are made fresh and taste just like homemade!

In addition to our Hi-Top Apple Pie, we offer more than twenty other delicious pie varieties, including seasonal and year-round favorites. When it comes to pies for holidays, special occasions, or an every day indulgence, we've got you covered!

Our Pies

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Eco-Certified Fruits & CT Grown Vegetables

We grow Eco Apples, Peaches, and Pears by combining old fashioned agricultural methods with leading edge technologies, and our progressive growing techniques help make us leaders in ecological orchard care.

We minimize the use of sprays and other environmentally disruptive practices by encouraging and relying on natural occurring controls such as ladybugs and other predators.

In addition to our Eco-Certified homegrown fruits and signature bakery products, we feature fresh Connecticut grown vegetables in season, fresh-pressed apple cider, and specialty foods from Connecticut and New England.

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Fruit & Gift Baskets

For years, our customers have enjoyed the special gift of a Lyman Orchard Gift Fruit Basket or Apple shipment.

Apple shipments may feature more than twenty varieties of our famous award-winning apples and are available September through April.

Our Fruit and Gift Baskets are made ready-to-go, or customized to your specifications. All of our gift baskets feature the freshest and finest of fruits, gourmet specialties, cheeses, and treats from our bakery. We welcome corporate orders! Fruit baskets are now available for shipping!

For more information or to order, call 860-349-6000. 

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Meet Our Chef

At nine years old, Ben Gaffney asked if he could work alongside his father, a chef, at Congress Rotisserie in New Haven. The elder Gaffney put the boy to work washing dishes for two years, in the hope that it would discourage his interest in the restaurant business.

But a calling is a calling. Ben Gaffney has spent his life since then pursuing the wonders of food, bringing Middlefield along for the ride as chef at Lyman Orchards since 2017.
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The Apple Barrel

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

Thanksgiving Eve Hours:
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thanksgiving Hours:

Apple Barrel Deli
Open Daily: 9:00AM-4:00PM

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

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Lyman Golf



Thanksgiving Hours:

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

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1741 Pub & Grill


Thanksgiving Hours:

70 Lyman Road
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6033

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

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