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Raspberries

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!

Season

Late June - Late July

Choosing

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.

Storing

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.

Freezing

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.

Tips

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

July 1, 2021
Pick Your own Farm for Raspberries in CT

If you’re feeling sad about the strawberry picking season coming to an end, then Lyman Orchards has the cure for you:  add RASPBERRY PICKING to your PYO (pick your own) resume.  The raspberry picking season is short though, so hurry!  While raspberries are generally available in CT from early July to mid-August, always remember to […]

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October 22, 2020
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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