Up-to-the-minute crop and field conditions, varieties, and
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Voted Connecticut's Best Pick-Your-Own Farm &
 one of the Top 10 Apple Picking Spots in the U.S.!

The 2024 Pick-Your-Own Season is officially OPEN! We hope to see you on the farm soon!

For information and updates on picking conditions, please call our 24-hour PYO hotline at 860-349-6015.  While you're here, stop by the Apple Barrel Farm Market, open year round.  The Lyman Orchards Creamery is open seasonally.

As Connecticut's premier Pick-Your-Own (PYO) Farm, Lyman Orchards takes pride in growing the finest quality fruits for your family. In fact, Lyman Orchards has been commercially growing fruit on the same land overlooking the Connecticut River for more than a century! It's on this land that we invite you to enjoy being a farmer for a morning or afternoon and pick nearly 100 varieties of fruits from mid-June until the end of October including Honeyberries, Strawberries, Raspberries. Blueberries, Jostaberries, Peaches, Nectarines, Apples and Pears. It's no wonder why we've been chosen as CT Magazine's Best Pick-Your-Own Farm in Connecticut and one of the Top 10 Apple Picking Spots in the U.S.!

Since 1741, our family has been stewards of the land. Nine generations later, we still are committed to preserving our farmland for the generations that follow. Our Eco-certified apples and peaches are born and raised right here on our farm. Whether you pick your own in the orchards or buy them in the Apple Barrel Farm Market, you're getting apples and peaches that are grown in ways that respect and preserve the ecology of our orchard.

Before you head out to the orchard, we recommend calling our 24-hour PYO hotline at 860-349-6015 for daily picking conditions and updates.

We look forward to hosting you, your family, and friends for a day of wholesome fun during the Lyman Orchards 2023 Pick-Your-Own Season! See you at the farm!

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harvest Seasons


Availability:Early June - Late June
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Availability:Early June - Early July
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Availability:Late June - Late July
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Availability:Early July - Mid August
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Availability:Early July - Mid July
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Availability:Mid July - Late September
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Availability:Mid August - Late September
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Asian Pears

Availability:Late August - Late September
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Availability:Early August - Mid November
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Availability:Late September - Late October
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It's simple to pick your own at Lyman Orchards.

Before coming to pick, always call our 24-hour hotline for up-to-the-minute crop and field conditions, varieties, and current market prices. We update the message as often as necessary (especially in rainy or overcast weather) in order to help you make the best arrangements for your picking trip.

Picking areas are easy to find and clearly marked. Our Pick-Your-Own staff members are very knowledgeable about the fruits you'll be picking and containers for picking and recipe sheets are available at every Pick-Your-Own station.

Earth Friendly

We grow Eco Apples and Eco Peaches 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.

Pick Your Own Group Outings

Pick Your Own Group Outings are the perfect outdoor activity for schools, camps, employees, organizations, or team building!  For group inquiries of 20 or more, contact bcritchley@lymanorchards.com

We welcome groups to our property Tuesday-Thursday, 9am - 4:30pm. Advance Reservation is Required for Groups of 50 or more.

Tips for Picking at Lyman Orchards

In order for you to enjoy picking at Lyman's, we ask that you and all members of your group observe the following information:
  • Park safely off the road, in our clearly marked "Picking" parking areas
  • For everyone's safety, do not throw fruit, and do not run through the orchards and picking fields.
  • Drive slowly and carefully through the orchards, watching for children, adults, and animals that may cross the roads.
  • Do not shake or climb the trees.
  • Walk carefully through the orchards. To many animals the Orchard is home. Watch for their burrow holes. For this reason, pets (with the exception of guide dogs) are prohibited from entering the picking areas.
  • All "pickings" must be paid for at each designated Picking Booth.
  • Pick only what you want. Do not pick fruits and discard them on the ground. When picking, handle produce carefully. Treat the plants and trees with respect.
  • Pick only in designated areas. Each day we check the fruits for ripeness and suitability for picking. Picking in undesignated areas will affect the quality and shelf life of your fruit.
  • Use only containers provided by our staff, no outside containers are allowed.
  • Children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Most importantly...Have fun!

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The Apple Barrel

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

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

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

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

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Mon-Fri: 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
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70 Lyman Road
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Phone: 860-349-6033

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8:00AM - 4:30PM

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

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