Lyman Orchards is located at in Middlefield, Connecticut has pick your own strawberries from June thru July. The orchard grows many different types. They also sell strawberries in the Apple Barrel store for those that don't want to pick their own just buy them. The season for picking strawberries is June through early July. They are a great source of Vitamin C and low in calories.
For information on times open for strawberry picking call the Crop Hotline at 1-860-349-6015. When looking for berries look for bright red color and no bruises. Berries should be firm to the touch and not mushy. When taking home protect from direct sunlight and store in refrigerator. Eat quickly because they do not last long. When picking your own berries dress in comfortable lightweight clothing. Wear a hat on your head for protection from the sun.
Always call ahead before going to pick your own strawberries. Group visits can be arranged with the tour coordinator. Call the 24 hour hotline for information listed above and this number for group tours 860-349-6058. Pick your own regions are easy to spot and the friendly staff will assist you when you go.
Stop by on July 12th for the Berry Fest with plenty of blueberries and raspberries. Enjoy live music, berry picking, food tasting, outdoor grilling, and many activities. For accurate directions call 860-349-1793.
Strawberry Parafit Pie
1 package of strawberry jello
1/1/4 cups of strawberry juice
1 pint of vanilla ice cream
1 large container of fresh strawberries sliced
1 9 inch pie shell baked
In a medium 2 quart sauce pan combine the jello mixture, cups of water called on package, and strawberry juice. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat. Spoon the ice cream into the mixture in large spoonfuls. Let it melt and stir constantly. Put mixture into large plastic bowl and put in freezer for about 30 minutes. Let it set but do not freeze it.
Bake pie shell according to package direction and let cool.Wash and drain the strawberries. Remove the green tops and discard. Slice thin and keep some aside for garnish. Take jello ice cream mixture out of freezer and fold in sliced strawberries. Add this mixture to the cooled baked pie shell. Garnish top with sliced strawberries
Cover pie and freezer for about 1 hour or more in freezer. Take out and cut into pie wedges serve with whipped cream.