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Strawberries

Looking for the best strawberry picking Connecticut has to offer? Lyman Orchards is a top destination for Pick Your Own (PYO) strawberries. Strawberries are one of the first Pick Your Own fruits of the season, along with honeyberries starting in mid-June and lasting until early July. 

Strawberries are a delicious source of potassium, Vitamin C, fiber and high levels of antioxidants. Strawberries are also sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and a low-calorie food  - 55 calories per cup! We grow many different varieties of strawberries, selected for their flavor and ability to withstand Connecticut soil and weather conditions.

Strawberry picking is a great family-friendly activity, however the season doesn't last forever, so get out while the picking is good! Fresh-picked Connecticut-grown strawberries are also available in the Apple Barrel Farm Market.

Come to Lyman Orchards for some fun and pick your own strawberries today!  Please be sure to call our Pick-Your-Own Hotline at 860-349-6015 for the latest picking conditions and updates, or check out Pick-Your-Own daily updates.

Pick Your own Procedures
strawberry-picking

Season

Early June - Early July

Choosing

Look for vibrant red strawberries, with few green or white areas. The caps and berries should look fresh and clean. Berries should be plump. The size of the berries differs with the variety and is not a sign of flavor or quality.

Ripening

Strawberries, unlike many other fruits, do not ripen after they are picked. So, be sure to pick only the berries that are brightly colored red, and fully matured.

Storing

Strawberries are very perishable; handle gently. Protect berries from direct sunlight, especially when traveling in the car for a long time. Store in a cool place and rinse berries just before use. Remove stems after berries are washed. Use the ripest berries first.

Freezing

Simply wash and drain well on paper towel. Place in freezer on cookie sheet single layered. After frozen, store in containers.

Featured Recipes

Chilled Strawberry Lemonade with Fresh Mint

Ingredients: 2 cups Lyman strawberries (stem removed) 3 Lemons juiced ¼ cup Fresh mint chopped and bruised 3/4 cup Raw sugar 2 tbsp Honey 6 cups cold Water Ice Directions: In a large pitcher, add the strawberries, mint and sugar.  Using the back of a large spoon crush the strawberries into the sugar and mint […]

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Strawberry Brie Grilled Cheese

Ingredients: 1 pint sliced Lyman strawberries 8 oz. sliced brie 6 sliced sourdough bread 3 oz. butter Directions: On a flat griddle, melt the butter and layout the 6 slices of bread on the griddle.  Place the sliced brie on 3 of the slices and strawberries on the remaining 3 slices of bread. When the […]

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Upcoming Events

Fun on the Farm!

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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Pizza Making Workshop

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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Pick your own

Strawberries & Blueberries
Monday-Sunday:8:00AM-12:00PM
Raspberries
Monday-Sunday:8:00AM-4:30PM

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

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