Pick Your Own Strawberries


Up-to-the-minute crop and field conditions, varieties, and current market prices.


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

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

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