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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

November 30, 2020
BaR Rated Trivia @ 1741 Pub & Grill!

Get ready for a new way for Trivia Tuesdays! BaR Rated Trivia consists of teams of 1 to 6 people competing by playing; not just for prizes, but for the fun they have while doing it!  Enjoy delicious food and drink special while you're here! BaR Rated Trivia consists of 5 rounds, with 5 questions per […]

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November 30, 2020
Gingerbread House Workshop for Adults @ 1741 Pub & Grill, Lyman Orchards

Enjoy a glass of wine and dinner while decorating your gingerbread home! Our Executive Chef will guide you though this interactive evening as you create a tasty masterpiece! Royal icing, colorful candies, gumdrops, peppermints, sprinkles, cookies and more. 6pm - Arrival/ Order from the 1741 Pub & Grill menu anytime during the evening 6:30pm - […]

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Middlefield, CT 06455
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Pick your own

CLOSED for the season.

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

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