Estes Farm in Buxton
Looking for a farm that will let you pick your own blueberries? You’re in luck because there are several in Maine. Most places open mid to late July, but a few open early in the month and some not until the first of August.
If a farm has a website or a Facebook page, I included a link. I also added information about pesticide use whenever possible.
It’s important to check ahead to make sure a farm is open for picking. Call or if they’re on Facebook, that’s where I usually find the most up-to-date information.
If I need to add or delete a farm, just send me an email or use the comment box below this post. Happy picking!
Bessey Ridge Farm
359 Bessey Ridge Road
Dragonfly Meadow Blueberry Farm
16 West Lane
The owner says her blueberries are “organically grown” and that she has never used a chemical pesticide in more than 20 years of growing.
Beddington Ridge Farm
1951 State Highway 193
Downeast Maine wild blueberries. Use their rakes or bring your own. Call ahead for hours. Uses sustainable farm production practices.
Card’s Fruit Farm
195 John Small Road
Closed Monday and Tuesday. Open the rest of the week from 8 am to 7 pm
Blue Sky Farm
508 Weir Cove Road (Cape Rosier)
Certified organic low-bush blueberries
Ray and Nancy Reitze’s
159 Earthways Road
Highbush berries. Organic, but not certified. Open 9 am to dusk, 7 days a week, while in season. Please do not bring your dog.
Wagner’s Maple Sugar House
448 Vassalboro Road
Look for the big white flag out front and have a great time picking!
Pleasant View Blueberry Farm
2nd house on left on Pease Hill Road (coming from center of town)
“So far we haven’t used ANY insecticide on our bushes or berries.”
Hog Bay Blueberries
207 Hog Bay Road
Overlooks a beautiful salt marsh. Rakes provided.
With high-bush blueberries surrounding the farmhouse, guests can come from near and far to grab a few of the best fruit Maine has to offer.
Perseverance Wild Blueberry Farm
Campbell Road & Preble Lane
(207) 314-3937 or (207) 745-4572
Not your usual Downeast Maine wild lowbush blueberries — they’re sour-tops. Great flavor! The blueberries are grown using Best Management Practices to minimize the use of pesticides.
259 Masalin Road
“Our farm is a place that welcomes all living organisms. Therefore, we use no substances that are toxic or that kill.”
Firth’s Fruit Farm
26 Intervale Road
Unsprayed blueberries says the owner
Nancy Place Homestead
The driveway is at 1313 Bald Mountain Road, but the actual address is 50 Nancy Field Road
Customers should drive 5 mph through the shared driveway 1/4 mile to the check-in. Please call ahead for weekday picking/raking. Weekends should be fine.
31 Frenchville Road
Please call ahead of time.
Peace and Plenty Farm
1232 Reeds Mill Road
Lowbush wild organic blueberries to pick by hand, not with rakes.
R & L Berry Farm
22 Berry Road
Highbush blueberries – easy to pick. Owner Leane Reed says the blueberries are awesome.
Ives Berry Farm
133 Flag Pond Road (just one-half mile from Route 1)
Seven varieties of high bush berries. PYO or pre-picked quarts as available. Check Facebook for hours.
703 Bridgton Road
It is going to be a very good picking season!
Screamin Mimi’s Perfect Pickins
364 West Front Street
Owners says she doesn’t spray any poisons — goes the organic route. Over 10 varieties of highbush berries.
Crummett Mountain Farm
305 Crummett Mountain Road
MOFGA-certified organic wild blueberries.
Our Blue Cottage Blueberries
531 Wilson Hill Road
Morning/afternoon/evening picking available. (Call or text ahead suggested)
Rupert’s Berry Farm
519 Wilson Hill Road
High bush blueberries and raspberries. AND a cafe where you can sit and eat, an ice cream shop, a farm and a gift store. “We are not certified organic but follow the principles and are committed to sustainable agriculture, our environment and the flora and fauna that share our piece of earth.”
85 Spiller Farm Lane
Just minutes from Route 1 in Wells. Minimal pesticide use.
Wilton Blueberry Farm
83 McLaughlin Road
No pesticides, herbicides or fungicides are used.
What does Integrated Pest Management mean?
This is how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines Integrated Pest Managment, which several farms use in Maine:
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
The IPM approach can be applied to both agricultural and non-agricultural settings, such as the home, garden, and workplace. IPM takes advantage of all appropriate pest management options including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides. In contrast, organic food production applies many of the same concepts as IPM but limits the use of pesticides to those that are produced from natural sources, as opposed to synthetic chemicals.
I have a recipe for you
If you want to add someone/something or notice an error please let me know — post a comment at the end of the post or send me an email.
I hope you have a great time picking blueberries — if you’ve got a recipe to share, please do! Here’s one from me: The best blueberry cake I ever ate!
Click here to see the interactive map I created of You-Pick Blueberry Farms in Maine.