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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.

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

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

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

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Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6015

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