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Press Release

Pick Your Own Connecticut Grown Blueberries at Lyman Orchards

Middlefield, Conn. (July, 2015) – There is nothing better than a pile of fresh-picked blueberries atop a stack of fluffy Sunday morning pancakes.  Pick Your Own season has begun and Lyman Orchards, Connecticut’s Sweet Spot, invites you and your family to take part in gathering some of their delicious ripe blueberries.

“Blueberries are an excellent snacking alternative that are low in calories while maintaining high levels of Vitamin C, and just one half cup of berries daily provides antioxidant activity that is shown to slow signs of aging,” said John Lyman III, executive vice president, Lyman Orchards. “They are a delicious addition to pancakes, waffles and muffins, or are a tasty treat by themselves. We hope that you and your family come out to our orchard this summer and try some of our delicious and nutritional blueberries.”

The summer crop of blueberries is now available and lasts until the middle of August. They combine perfectly with the plump raspberries that are available now too. Anyone interested in Pick Your Own is encouraged to visit, Lyman Orchards’ Facebook page or call the Lyman Orchards’ Hotline at 860-349-6015 for up-to-the-minute information on picking times and conditions. The Lyman Orchards website also features a Pick Your Own section and user-friendly calendar highlighting what’s in season and key dates. Visitors are also encouraged to sign up for the Lyman Orchards’ email updates and Pick Your Own alerts at

Below is a delicious summertime recipe for Lyman Orchards’ own blueberry griddle cakes: 

Lyman’s Blueberry Griddle Cakes

  • 1/2 cup Lyman Blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups pastry flour, sifted
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 tablespoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten until light
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter


Mix all ingredients. Heat griddle or frying pan. Add vegetable oil; heat until hot. Drop batter by spoonful. Turn with spatula when browned.

Choosing Blueberries
Choose firm berries when picking.

Fresh-picked berries can be stored up to a week in your refrigerator if stored in a covered container. Do not wash berries until you are ready to use them.

Freezing Your Fresh-Picked Blueberries
Frozen berries will retain their flavor for up to two years. For best results we recommend keeping berries as dry as possible before freezing. Do not add sugar before freezing berries. To freeze berries individually, lay them out on a flat tray, freeze, then place frozen berries in container and store in freezer.

Baking With Blueberries

For best results when baking with frozen blueberries, lightly dust unthawed blueberries with flour before stirring into batter.

Media Contacts

Pam Soisson
Rebel Interactive Group

Tim Burt
Lyman Orchards
860-707-2083 (mobile)