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Strawberries

The first ‘Pick-Your-Own’ fruit of the season. Fresh-picked Connecticut-grown strawberries will also be available in our Apple Barrel market.  We grow many different varieties in our orchard, so one (or more) of our tastiest types is sure to please your palate. Strawberry picking is a great family friendly activity!

Strawberries are a delicious source of potassium and Vitamin C, and one cup of berries is only 55 calories.

Come to Lyman Orchards for some fun and pick your own strawberries today!

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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

May 27, 2021
Berry Good Tips for Visiting the Pick Your Own Strawberry Farm

Days are getting longer, skies are warming, and summertime is so close we can almost taste the memory of a freshly picked strawberry.  Ahhhhh…  We are so fortunate to have berry picking in CT.  It is seriously one of the best times of year for pick your own farms, so do not let the opportunity […]

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May 21, 2021
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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Upcoming Events

December 1, 2020
Live Music Friday Nights @ 1741 Pub & Grill!

Join us for live music, great food and drinks at 1741 Pub & Grill (located at Lyman Orchards Golf Club) on Friday nights in July! Featuring a new musician weekly. 7/2 - Tim Palmieri 7/9 - Shawn Taylor 7/23 - BluesGrass 7/30 - Nick Fradiani, Sr. *Time will be 6PM - 9PM*

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December 1, 2020
Scavenger Hunt in the Peach Orchard!

Every Saturday and Sunday from July 24th to August 31st come to our Pick-Your-Own Peaches Orchard and look for a painted rock! Each color rock is a different prize! The peach orchard is open 8am - 5pm with the last entry into the field at 4:30pm. Orange - one free donut from the Apple Barrel […]

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The Apple Barrel

OPEN YEAR ROUND
Monday-Thursday: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Friday-Sunday: 9:00AM-7:00PM

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

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lyman golf

OPEN YEAR ROUND
Monday-Friday: 7:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday-Sunday: 7:00AM-5:00PM

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

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Pick your own

OPEN SEASONALLY
Opens for the Season in June!

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

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