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Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch

Lyman Orchards Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches are closed for the season. Our Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches are nestled on 200 acres of  Pick Your Own fruit orchards and fields overlooking the scenic Connecticut River Valley.  We produce on average, 275,000 to 350,000 lbs. of pumpkins each year! It's no wonder why Lyman Orchards was voted Connecticut's Best Pick Your Own Farm!

Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a fall favorite, but they aren't just for Halloween! They're great for carving, painting, and sprucing up your fall décor right up until and even past Thanksgiving!

If you're looking for a fun way to spend a day in Connecticut, a visit to Lyman Orchards PYO Pumpkin Patch is the perfect destination for a wholesome, fun, family-friendly getaway! And because we grow so many varieties of fruit, it's worth the trip! The Pumpkin season lasts for 6-7 weeks (mid September-late October) and traditionally overlaps the Apple Season (mid August-Mid November) and the Pear Season (mid August - late September).

For the best PYO pumpkins experience, be sure to check our daily updates, and read our pick your own tips


Pumpkin Varieties

Lyman Orchards has one main pumpkin patch for weekends and two additional patches for weekdays. We regularly replenish the PYO patches with pumpkins from other fields that are scattered throughout the Orchard.  In total we grow 35 acres of pumpkins! 

The pumpkin varieties we grow include sugar and carving pumpkins. The sugar pumpkins are smaller and are often used for baking. Kids like to paint sugar pumpkins too!  The carving pumpkins are typically used for fall displays and carving for Halloween.

In addition to orange colored pumpkins, we also grow white pumpkins (both sugar and carving).  We grow multiple varieties, giving our customers a wide array of shapes and sizes to choose from.

Pumpkins are loaded with nutrition, rich in beta-carotene and low in saturated fat. They are also a good source of potassium and dietary fiber. Roasting pumpkin seeds in your oven makes for a delicious snack!

Spend a morning or afternoon pumpkin picking at Connecticut’s Sweet Spot®, Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT

Please call our Pick Your Own hotline 860-349-6015 for updated “what’s picking” news.

Season

Late September - Late October

Freezing

Wash fruit, peel, and cut in half. Remove seeds and strings and cut into slices or cubes. Steam or boil until tender. Mash. Cool and pack into rigid containers, leaving 1/2 to 1 inch headspace, and freeze. Prepared this way, pumpkin will last up to one year in the freezer. Thaw frozen pumpkin in the top of a double boiler, season and serve as a vegetable or thaw in the fridge and use to make a pumpkin pie or pumpkin soup. Fresh pumpkin contains a high percentage of water, and it may need to be cooked down to achieve the consistency of canned pumpkin pulp. Steamed or baked pumpkin can be heated to a simmer and stirred occasionally until some of the water is cooked away. It can also be wrapped in cheesecloth and set over a bowl for several hours to drain.

Recipes & Blogs

Pumpkin & Sage Pasta

Print Recipe Here's a healthy harvest-time meal made with pumpkin, sage, parmesan, and pine nuts!  It's quick and easy and full of fall!       Ingredients: 8 oz pasta 1/4 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 cup canned pumpkin 2 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon white vinegar 3/4 cup vegetable broth salt & […]

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Print Recipe Give your Halloween some extra "whoop" with these moist and tasty little pumpkin cream filled-cookies. You'll fall in love with fall all over again!       Ingredients: 2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 ½ cups solid pack pumpkin puree 2 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon […]

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Upcoming Events

Dazzling L.I.F.F.E. Lantern Festival at Lyman Orchards

Middlefield's "must-see" lighted holiday attraction is back! Lyman Orchards will once again host the Dazzling L.I.F.F.E. Lantern Festival now thru February 16 from 4-9pm Thursday - Sunday. Get your tickets today! Extended to February 16th due to popular demand! Marvel at more than 400 illuminated lantern displays on a winding 1/2 mile walking path. Adventure […]

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Connecticut Made Free Tastings at The Apple Barrel Farm Market

Get a FREE taste of Connecticut Made products on Saturdays from 12-2pm at The Apple Barrel Farm Market! The Apple Barrel Farm Market is committed to supporting Connecticut Made products and the businesses that make them. That's why you'll find a wide selection of products from Connecticut producers, farmers, and artisans all  year round. From specialty […]

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Pick your own

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

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

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