Where you can pick strawberries in Maine

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Is there anything else quite as delicious as a handful of freshly picked strawberries? Check out this Catching Health list of farms across Maine that let you pick your own strawberries.

If a farm has a website or Facebook page, I included a link. Otherwise, you might want to call ahead to make sure it’s open for picking and to find out about any COVID-19 restrictions. When I found something, I included it on the list, but the season hadn’t started yet when I did the most recent updates.

Wherever possible, I have included information about a farm’s use of pesticides.

Let me know if you want to add a farm or additional information to the list or notice something that needs to be corrected.

ATHENS

SITES FARM
98 Joaquin Road
654-2061
Facebook

“Jumping the gun a little, but thinking that we won’t be able to allow folks to bring their own containers to pick in this Summer. We are ordering extra boxes for purchase. I also think we will have one person weighing out berries and another person handling the money. Trying our best to prevent cross-contamination. We will also practice social distancing during check out, check-in, and in the fields.”

BENTON

UNDERWOOD STRAWBERRY FARM
1435 Benton Avenue
453-6800
Organic 

BOWDOINHAM

FAIRWINDS FARM
555 Brown’s Point Rd (Located across the street)
729-1872
Facebook
Our farming practices include a combination of traditional and organic methods. This includes the use of synthetic and organic fertilizers for plant and soil nutrition; cultivation, plastic mulch, and minimal herbicide use for weed control; and integrated pest management in conjunction with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

U-Pick Strawberries WILL be happening at Fairwinds this year! The folks are working hard at planning everything and setting up proper social distancing protocols! We will be giving lots of social media updates to keep you posted on what’s happening!

BUCKSPORT

SILVERIDGE FARM (There was no strawberry picking in 2019. No update yet on 2020)
699 Silver Lake Road
469-2404
Facebook

CAPE ELIZABETH

ALEWIVE’S BROOK FARM
83 Old Ocean House Road
799-7743
Facebook
We are not certified organic, but our strawberries have no sprays or chemicals on them.

Ripening strawberries
Ripening strawberries Source: Maxwell’s Farm

MAXWELL’S FARM
527 Ocean House Road (Watch for signs to picking fields)
799-3383
Facebook
Whenever possible, we will use organic, or natural production systems to enhance soil chemistry and plant health. Sometimes, because of the size of our operation, or due to the fact that organic methods are ineffective, we will use man-made chemistry to assist our production in a way that has the least risk to us, the crop, and our customers.

As of now Maxwell’s is planning on being open for Pick Your Own strawberries this year but with modifications to help manage social distancing and safety! Our goal is to keep you happy, healthy, and well-fed! See our website for details.

JORDAN’S FARM
21 Wells Road
767-2740
Facebook
At Jordan’s Farm, we employ sustainable farming practices. This means that we use green manure ground covers, amend our soil with compost, and use chemical pesticides and herbicides as little as possible to preserve the natural nutrients of our soils.

There will be pick your own options in 2020.

CARIBOU

GOUGHAN’S BERRY FARM 
872 Fort Fairfield Road
498-6565
Facebook

McELWAIN’S STRAWBERRY FARM
693 Sweden Street
498-8276
Facebook

CORINTH

ADAMS STRAWBERRY ACRES
1409 Main Street/Broadway, Route 15 (East Corinth)
285-3324
Facebook

TATE’S STRAWBERRY FARM
136 Puddledock Road
285-3410
Facebook

CORINNA

THUNDER ROAD FARM
178 Newport Road
278-2676
Facebook

Handful of strawberries
Handful of strawberries Source: Tate’s Strawberry Farm

DRESDEN

POPP FARM
151 Popp Road
737-4351
Facebook

FREEDOM

RAVEN’S BERRY FARM
127 Raven Road
382-6329
Facebook

FORT FAIRFIELD

T & D FARMS
732 Forest Avenue
473-7786

GORHAM

ALQUIST FARM STAND
20 Small Pond Road
839-4080

PATTEN’S BERRY FARM
269 County Road
839-2941
Facebook

GRAND ISLE

MISTY MEADOWS ORGANIC FARM
1327 Main Street
316-6959
Facebook
Certified organic farm

Big bowl of strawberries
Full to the brim Source: Misty Meadows Organic Farm

JEFFERSON

CLARK FARMS
65 Boynton Schoolhouse Road
549-3363
Facebook

LEVANT

TREWORGY FAMILY ORCHARDS
3876 Union Street
884-8354
Facebook

LEWISTON

R. BELANGER & SONS FARM 
262 Cotton Road
783-3737
Facebook

LIMINGTON

DOLES ORCHARD
187 Doles Ridge Road, between Routes 11 and 117
793-4409
Facebook

… yes, we believe social distancing should be pretty easy. To avoid crowds we may be open more hours…we’ll see

Picking strawberries
Picking strawberries Source: Doles Orchard

LINCOLN

IRELAND FARMS
135 Sweet Road
794-8084
Facebook

LITCHFIELD

SEAMAN’S
1844 Hallowell Road
268-2840
Facebook

We are pleased to have enough of a crop to be able to open the fields this year, but it will likely be a more limited basis. We are also working on safety procedures regarding how we are going to run both the fields and the stand this season. As our plans develop we will be sure to keep everyone updated!

LIVERMORE

BERRY FRUIT FARM
361 Crash Road
897-4767
Facebook

MINOT

CHIPMAN’S
32 Goodwin Road (The strawberry fields)
998-2027
Facebook

We plan on opening our upick when the berries are ready, which should be the end of June. We will post updates when we know more! 

NEW GLOUCESTER

PINELAND FARMS PRODUCE DIVISION
752 Mayall Road
657-2877
Facebook

NORTH BERWICK

RIVERSIDE FARMS STAND AND GREENHOUSE
323 Elm Street (Rte 4)
676-2868
Facebook

OXFORD

FAIRWINDS BERRY FARM
346 Skeetfield Road
890-9601
Facebook

PALMYRA

CRAY’S PRODUCE 
935 Main Street
938-2006
Facebook

POLAND

VERRILL’S VEGETABLE STAND 
270 Bailey Hill Road
998-2301
Facebook

Field of strawberries
Strawberry Fields Forever Source: Chipman Farm

SANFORD

LAVIGNE STRAWBERRY FARM
158 Whichers Mill Road
324-5497
Facebook

SANGERVILLE

STUTZMAN’S FARM 
891 Douty Hill Road
564-8596
Facebook

U-Pick is on for the year and should be coming in right on time, late June or early July.

SHERMAN MILLS

GOLDEN RIDGE FARM 
1053 Island Falls Road
365-4387
Facebook

SWEDEN

PIETREE ORCHARD
803 Waterford Road
647-9419
Facebook

WALES

ROARING BROOK NURSERIES 
639 Gardiner Road
375-8682
Facebook

WAYNE

STEVENSON’S STRAWBERRIES
Berry Road & Tucker Road
685-3532
Facebook

We are planning to open our pick-your-own fields and farmstand in mid to late June. We will put the necessary modifications in place at the time we open.

WELLS

SPILLER FARM 
85 Spiller Farm Lane
985-2575
Facebook

We intend to have U PICK BERRIES, VEGGIES, PUMPKINS AND APPLES..

WHITEFIELD

SHEEPSCOT GENERAL
98 Townhouse Road
549-5185
Facebook
Certified organic

What is integrated pest management?

More and more farms say they use integrated pest management. What does that mean? This is how it’s defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“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.”

More information

Read dietitian Dave Seddon’s guest post: Enjoying Maine’s Fabulous Produce — Safely.

If you want to add a farm or additional information to the list or notice something that needs to be corrected, please let me know. Post a comment below or send me an email.

Strawberry recipes

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Happy picking!

Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. She now hosts and produces the Catching Health podcast and writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.