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Lyman Orchards

Lyman Orchards 
The Orchard

Pick Your Own

24hr Hotline

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

Pick Your Own

Group Visits

Group Visits are always welcome! Call us to book a visit with our Tour Coordinator.

Connecticut's Favorite Day in the Country!

We've been commercially growing fruit on the same land overlooking the Connecticut River for more than a century. It's on this land that you can enjoy being a farmer for an afternoon and pick nearly 100 varieties of fruits from June through October.

Since 1741, our family has been stewards of the land. Nine generations later, we still are committed to preserving our farmland for the generations that follow. Our Eco-certified apples and peaches are born and raised right here on our farm. Whether you buy them in the Apple Barrel or pick your own in the orchards, you are getting apples and peaches that are grown in ways that respect and preserve the ecology of our orchard.

Earth Friendly

Eco-appleWe grow Eco Apples and Eco Peaches by combining old fashioned agricultural methods with leading edge technologies, and our progressive growing techniques help make us leaders in ecological orchard care. We minimize the use of sprays and other environmentally disruptive practices by encouraging and relying on natural occurring controls such as ladybugs and other predators.

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It's simple to pick your own at Lyman Orchards. Before coming to pick, always call our 24-hour hotline for up-to-the-minute crop and field conditions, varieties, and current market prices. We update the message as often as necessary (especially in rainy or overcast weather) in order to help you make the best arrangements for your picking trip.

Picking areas are easy to find and clearly marked. Our Pick-Your-Own staff members are very knowledgeable about the fruits you'll be picking and containers for picking and recipe sheets are available at every Pick-Your-Own station.

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Tips for Picking At Lyman Orchards

In order for you to enjoy picking at Lyman's, we ask that you and all members of your group observe the following information:

  • Park safely off the road, in our clearly marked "Picking" parking areas
  • For everyone's safety, do not throw fruit, and do not run through the orchards and picking fields.
  • Drive slowly and carefully through the orchards, watching for children, adults, and animals that may cross the roads.
  • Do not shake or climb the trees.
  • Walk carefully through the orchards. To many animals the Orchard is home. Watch for their burrow holes. For this reason, pets (with the exception of guide dogs) are prohibited from entering the picking areas.
  • All "pickings" must be weighed and paid for at each designated Picking Booth.
  • Pick only what you want. Do not pick fruits and discard them on the ground. When picking, handle produce carefully. Treat the plants and trees with respect.
  • Pick only in designated areas. Each day we check the fruits for ripeness and suitability for picking. Picking in undesignated areas will affect the quality and shelf life of your fruit.
  • Use only containers provided by our staff, or which you have brought and have had pre-weighed by our Picking Booth staff.
  • Children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Most importantly...Have fun!