Pick Your Own Blueberry Fields
Lyman Orchards Pick Your Own Blueberry Fields are officially CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
Nestled on 200 acres of Pick Your Own fruit orchards and fields, our Pick Your Own Blueberry farm overlooks the scenic Connecticut River Valley. Our Pick Your Own Blueberry fields output an average of 25,000 pounds, or over 12 tons of harvested blueberries each year! Our fruit-growing legacy, responsible farming practices, and customer reviews have earned us the designation as Connecticut's Best Pick Your Own Farm!
Pick Your Own Blueberries
If you're looking for a wholesome, fun, family-friendly getaway in Connecticut, a visit to Lyman Orchards PYO Blueberry field is the perfect destination! And because we grow so many different varieties of fruits, it's worth making the trip! The Blueberry season typically lasts about 6 weeks (early July-mid August), and traditionally overlaps the end of Raspberry season (late June-late July) and the beginning of Peach season (mid July - late September). The early berries are the largest, and later berries are medium-sized but packed with flavor.
For the best PYO blueberries experience, be sure to check our daily updates, and read our pick your own tips.
Blueberries are Nutrient-Rich
Blueberries may be tiny, but they are big on nutritional value and are one of the healthiest choices in the fruit family. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a cup of blueberries a day keeps aging at bay! Studies have shown blueberries to aid in memory retention and help slow the body's aging process. Below are some of the health benefits blueberries offer.
- Rich in Antioxidants
- High in Dietary Fiber
- Low in Sugar
- Rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Manganese
Fun Facts about Blueberries
- Unlike everything else we grow, blueberries require acidic soil, with an ideal pH of 4.5. Our other crops require a pH range of 6-6.5. Sulfur is applied to the soil to bring down the pH levels
- Blueberries do best in well-drained soils (contrary to the belief that they like marshy ground)
- Blueberries are a favorite for birds, therefore fields are netted to protect the berries. Some growers use trained falcons for bird control since the falcons scare the birds away
- A well-cared-for blueberry field will remain productive for 50-75 years or more
There are so many tasty ways to include these nutritious berries into your breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert!
Spend a morning or afternoon blueberry picking at Connecticut’s Sweet Spot®, Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT.