Pick Your own Farm for Raspberries in CT

 

If you’re feeling sad about the strawberry picking season coming to an end, then Lyman Orchards has the cure for you:  add RASPBERRY PICKING to your PYO (pick your own) resume.  The raspberry picking season is short though, so hurry!  While raspberries are generally available in CT from early July to mid-August, always remember to call the 24-Hour Hotline for up-to-the-minute crop and field conditions and available varieties: 860-349-6015

First, a little history:

For 275 years, the Lyman family has been stewards of the land now known as Lyman Orchards, making it the 12th oldest family-owned business in the United States!  Pick-your-own (“PYO”) became a part of Lyman Orchards history when the farm opened to consumers in the 1960’s to become a pick your own fruit farm in CT, allowing everyone to become a “farmer for the day” and reap the rewards of the harvest season.

The raspberry plants at Lyman Orchards cover many acres of the scenic farm and offer spectacular views for its pickers.  Take a gander at these fabulous rows of raspberry plants!   

Raspberries:  the Delicate Delicacy   

After snacking (if you actually have any left) here are some ideas to use your leftover raspberries:

Last but not least, totally irrelevant but fun raspberry trivia:

We know you’ll agree that fresh picked raspberries are THE BEST raspberries – come to Lyman Orchards before they’re gone!

P.s.  Why not make a day of it?  Pick your raspberries after a round of golf at Lyman Golf.  Then visit the 1741 Pub and Grill at the Lyman Golf Clubhouse for a meal and the Apple Barrel Farm Market for an ice cream before you leave.  Check out our Events page to see what else is happening at Lyman Orchards.  And since your freshly picked raspberries will only last a few days, we invite you to come back for more while they’re still available!