Pick Your Own Strawberries


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Pick Your Own Strawberry Orchards

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.


Early June - Early July


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.


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.


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.


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

Recipes & Blogs

Chilled Strawberry Lemonade with Fresh Mint

Print Recipe 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 […]

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Strawberry Brie Grilled Cheese

Print Recipe 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. […]

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Upcoming Events

Pancakes on the Patio Every Saturday

Come to the Apple Barrel Farm Market every Saturday for Pancakes on the Patio! We will have tons of toppings to choose from, including delicious seasonal berries. Pancakes will be available outside on the patio every Saturday from 9am-11:30am, weather dependent. No reservations required, seating is first come first serve. Pancakes - $9.99, includes three […]

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Free Special Children's Music Program, Featuring Oboe Duo Agosto at the Apple Barrel Farm Market

It's Connecticut Open House Day! Visit Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Farm Market for an exciting outdoor children's program on the patio. Discover the beautiful sounds of oboist Ling-Fei Kang and oboist/English hornist Charles Huang on June 10th! Two different music programs, 10am and 11am! 10am: All ages. A short music concert based on music inspired […]

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The Apple Barrel

Monday-Sunday: 9:00AM-6:00PM

Thursday, June 1st: 9AM-4PM

Apple Barrel Deli
Open Daily: 9:00AM-4:00PM

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

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Lyman Golf



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

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1741 Pub & Grill


70 Lyman Road
Middlefield, CT 06455
Phone: 860-349-6033

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Pick your own


Thurs, June 1st: 8AM-2:30PM

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

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