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Blueberries

Blueberries are a great snacking choice, not only for their delicious flavor and versatility in recipes, but because they are a nutritional powerhouse! Blueberry picking is a great family friendly activity!

Low in fat and calories, high in fiber and Vitamin C, blueberries are rich in antioxidants. Eating 1/2 cup of blueberries daily provides antioxidant activity that has been shown to help protect against the effects of aging, including heart disease, arthritis, and short-term memory loss.

Pick Your own Procedures
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Season

Early July - Mid August

Choosing

Choose firm berries when picking.

Storing

Fresh-picked berries can be stored up to a week in your refrigerator if stored in a covered container. Do not wash berries until you are ready to use them.

Freezing

Frozen berries will retain their flavor for up to two years. For best results, we recommend keeping berries as dry as possible before freezing. Do not add sugar before freezing berries. To freeze berries individually, lay them out on a flat tray, freeze, then place frozen berries in container and store in freezer.

Tips

For best results when baking with frozen blueberries, lightly dust unthawed blueberries with flour before stirring into batter.

Featured Recipes

The Blueberry Season is Here!

There IS a cure for the summertime blues, and it’s BLUEBERRY PICKING at the pick your own blueberry farm at Lyman Orchards.  Blueberry picking in CT is typically available from July to mid-August, but always call the Lyman Orchards Pick Your Own Hotline at 860-349-6015 before heading out.  While there is plenty of elbow room amongst our […]

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Blueberry Honey-glazed Pork loin

Ingredients: Lyman Lyman blueberries ¼ cup honey ¼ cup cider vinegar ¼ cup minced garlic cloves ¼ cup minced red onion Salt Ground black pepper Directions In a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients except the pork loin.  Let it simmer at medium heat for 15 minutes while stirring occasionally.  Remove from the heat and […]

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Upcoming Events

Fun on the Farm!

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

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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Middlefield, CT 06455
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Pick your own

Strawberries & Blueberries
Monday-Sunday:8:00AM-12:00PM
Raspberries
Monday-Sunday:8:00AM-4:30PM

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

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