Pick Your Own Raspberries


Up-to-the-minute crop and field conditions, varieties, and current market prices.


Pick Your Own Raspberry Field

Lyman Orchards Pick Your Own Raspberry Fields are officially closed for the 2023 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 Facebook for daily updates, and read our pick your own tips.

Pick Your Own Raspberry Pricing for 2023:

$7 for a pint container

$12 for a quart container


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

34th Annual Salvation Army & WTIC 1080 Holiday Store

Lyman Orchards and the Salvation Army are partnering this December to make the holidays bright for those in need throughout the greater Middletown and greater Hartford communities! WTIC NewsTalk 1080 is once again hosting the Holiday Store to raise funds for those who are in the most need throughout Greater Hartford. With Lyman Orchards participation, […]

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This week is Thanksgiving Themed! Head over to 1741 Pub & Grill and test your knowledge during trivia, eat delicious food, and win prizes! BaR Rated Trivia consists of teams of 1 to 6 people competing by playing; not just for prizes, but for the fun they have while doing it! BaR Rated Trivia consists […]

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