Pick Your Own Raspberries


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Wonderfully delicious, bright red-colored raspberries are among the most popular berries grown worldwide. They are a rich source of health promoting nutrients, minerals and vitamins as well as dietary fiber and antioxidants. Raspberry picking is a great family friendly activity!

Pick Your own Procedures


Late June - Late July


When choosing raspberries, look for plump, evenly colored berries that have a soft, hazy gloss and are free of dents and bruises. Raspberries have tiny hairs called “styles.” These are a completely natural part of the fruit’s defense mechanism and don’t affect the taste or ripeness of the berries.


Raspberries are highly perishable and extremely fragile. However, a few simple, proper handling steps will ensure that your raspberries remain fresh and delicious. Under ideal conditions, raspberries should keep for one to two days in your refrigerator. For best results, we recommend that you keep your raspberries dry in storage and consume them as soon as possible after purchase. It’s also important to handle them gently when rinsing. Berries need to be rinsed just before use.


Fresh berries can be easily frozen until you’re ready to use them. To freeze raspberries, gently rinse in cool water then allow them to dry completely before placing in sealed containers.


1.Keep your fresh berries dry 2.Refrigerate your berries at all times in their original container between 32° and 34°F 3. Wash berries only when you’re ready to use them 4. Rinse them gently with cool water just before using 5. Allow berries to reach room temperature before serving to enhance their natural flavors

Featured Recipes

Raspberries & Cream Tower

Round up some plump ripe raspberries for this tantalizing yet simple summertime dessert! Juicy ripe raspberries and sweet cream paired with phyllo pastry - it doesn't get any simpler and tastier! Ingredients:  4 sheets filo (phyllo) dough (Athens brand)  2 tsp butter 1 tsp sugar 1 pint raspberries Cream Filling: 1 pkg (80z) cream cheese, […]

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Raspberry Cheddar En Croute

1 pint Raspberries 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese 1 sheet puff pastries 1 egg Kosher salt Directions Preheat the oven to 350F.  Whip the egg in a small bowl and set aside. Cut the cheese into 4 equal pieces.  Cut puff pastry into 4 equal pieces.  Set the cheese in the center of each piece […]

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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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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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