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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.

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

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

March 11, 2020
Fresh Apple Salsa

Ingredients 1qt Diced Apples 1/2 Cup Diced Red Onion 1/4 Bunch Chopped Parsley 1/4 Bunch Chopped Mint 1/2 Cup Diced Green Peppers 1/2 Cup Diced Red Peppers 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice 1/4 Cup Olive Oil 1tsp Salt 1sp Granulated Garlic 1/4tsp Ground Black Pepper Recipe: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix evenly with gloved […]

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March 9, 2020
Apple Chips

Ingredients 4 Apples (Granny Smith, Crispin, Honey Crisp, Spencer, or Braeburn only) Kosher Salt Black Pepper Recipe: Remove stems and Slice the apples on a mandoline  Spread out on the slices on greased parchment on sheet pans. Bake at 250f for 20 minutes.  Allow to cool and then store at room temp in sealed quarts.

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The Apple Barrel

OPEN SEASONALLY
Monday-Thursday: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Friday-Sunday: 9:00AM-8:00PM

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: 860-349-6480

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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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