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Lyman Orchards
Press Release

Pair a great summer day with great summer fruit: It's time to Pick Your Own Pears at Lyman Orchards

Who: Pick Your Own pear season has arrived at Lyman Orchards!

What: Versatile, sweet and always delicious, pears are the perfect late summer treat. Enjoy a beautiful day on the farm picking your own, and make sure you stop by the Apple Barrel farm market for Connecticut-grown produce, fruit from the orchards, freshly baked goods, and breakfast or lunch.

When: Now through September.

Where: Lyman Orchards, 32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, Conn.

Why: Among the world's oldest cultivated and most beloved fruits, pears appear in Homer’s The Odyssey, where the poet lauds the fruit as a "gift of the gods.” Early colonists brought pear trees to America's eastern settlements. The rest is a fruitful history, as pears rank second to the apple as the most popular fruit. Pears also pack a potent punch: they’re high in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C, and they’re low in calories -- fewer than 100 per fruit.  


About Lyman Orchards
Set on 1,100 acres in the heart of the state, Lyman Orchards (est. 1741) is a year-round destination for the whole family in Middlefield, Connecticut. Shop at the Apple Barrel market, filled with fresh farm produce and Lyman Orchard’s award-winning "Hi Top" Apple Pie; celebrate special events and weddings at the Lyman Homestead; enjoy seasonal Pick Your Own fruits and tours of the orchard; golf on two world-class public 18-hole courses designed by Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones, and improve your skills at the Lyman Orchards Golf Center and Apple Nine Course. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-349-1793, or visit online at

Media Contacts

Pam Soisson
Rebel Interactive Group
[email protected]

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