Pick Your Own Raspberries


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Pick Your Own Raspberry Field

Lyman Orchards Pick Your Own Raspberry Fields are officially CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

Our Pick Your Own Raspberry farm is situated on 200 sprawling acres of  Pick Your Own fruit fields and orchards overlooking the picturesque Connecticut River Valley.  Our Pick Your Own Raspberry bushes average 10,000 pounds, or 5 tons of harvested raspberries each year! Voted Connecticut's Best Pick Your Own Farm, we're committed to our fruit-growing legacy!

Pick Your Own Raspberries 

If you're looking for a memorable family day in Connecticut, a visit to Lyman Orchards PYO Raspberry field is the ideal setting for a wholesome, fun, family-friendly getaway! And because we grow so many varieties of fruits, it's worth the trip! The Raspberries season (late June-Late July) traditionally overlaps the end of Strawberry season (early June-Late June) and the beginning of the Blueberry (early July-mid August) and Peach season (mid July - Late September).

For the best PYO raspberries experience, check our daily updates, and read our pick your own tips.

Summer Raspberries

Many orchards in Connecticut grow fall raspberries, but Lyman Orchards is one of the few that offer summer raspberries at a significant level.  This year, we're growing 6 varieties of raspberries for your eating enjoyment! The six varieties allow us to spread out the harvest window, ensuring an excellent supply of berries from late June through the end of July.

Raspberries are Nutrient-Rich

Raspberries have an impressive nutritional resume that makes them one of the healthiest choices in the fruit family. Below are some of the health benefits raspberries offer.

  • Bursting with Nutrients
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • High in Fiber
  • Low in Sugar

There are so many tasty ways to include these nutritious berries into your breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert!

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


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

Recipes & Blogs

Red, Ripe, & Blue Cake

Print Recipe Round up some plump ripe raspberries and blueberries for this fun yet simple patriotic dessert - just in time for the 4th of July! Ingredients: For the Cake: 2 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan 3 c. sugar 6 extra large eggs, at room temperature 1 c. […]

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Raspberries & Cream Tower

Print Recipe 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) […]

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Upcoming Events

Pancakes on the Patio Every Saturday

Come to the Apple Barrel Farm Market every Saturday for Pancakes on the Patio! We will have tons of toppings to choose from, including delicious seasonal berries. Pancakes will be available outside on the patio every Saturday from 9am-11:30am, weather dependent. No reservations required, seating is first come first serve. Pancakes - $9.99, includes three […]

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Free Special Children's Music Program, Featuring Oboe Duo Agosto at the Apple Barrel Farm Market

It's Connecticut Open House Day! Visit Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Farm Market for an exciting outdoor children's program on the patio. Discover the beautiful sounds of oboist Ling-Fei Kang and oboist/English hornist Charles Huang on June 10th! Two different music programs, 10am and 11am! 10am: All ages. A short music concert based on music inspired […]

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The Apple Barrel

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

Thursday, June 1st: 9AM-4PM

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

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

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Lyman Golf



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

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1741 Pub & Grill


70 Lyman Road
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6033

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Pick your own


Thurs, June 1st: 8AM-2:30PM

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

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