Where you can pick blueberries in Maine

Estes Farm Blueberries
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. More and more people are looking for organic blueberries, so please let me know if you’re aware of U-pick farms that are organic.

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!

ACTON

Blueberry Hill Farm
231 Blueberry Hill Road
(207) 457-1151
Facebook
Highbush berries. No rake needed.

Kelly Orchards
82 Sanborn Road
(207) 636-1601
Facebook
Crops are grown using integrated pest management (IPM).

ALBION

Bessey Ridge Farm
359 Bessey Ridge Road
(207) 509-0414
Facebook

ARUNDEL

Dragonfly Meadow Blueberry Farm
16 West Lane
(207) 985-7884
Facebook
The owner says her blueberries are “organically grown” and that she has never used a chemical pesticide in more than 20 years of growing.

ATHENS

Sites Farm
98 Joaquin Road
(207) 654-2063
Facebook

BEDDINGTON

Beddington Ridge Farm
1951 State Highway 193
(207) 638-2664
Facebook
Downeast Maine wild blueberries. Use their rakes or bring your own. Call ahead for hours. Uses sustainable farm production practices.

BOWDOIN

Card’s Fruit Farm
195 John Small Road
(207) 353-4789
Facebook
Closed Monday and Tuesday. Open the rest of the week from 8 am to 7 pm.

BROOKSVILLE

Blue Sky Farm
508 Weir Cove Road (Cape Rosier)
(207) 326-9099
Certified organic low-bush blueberries.

BUXTON

Estes Farm
158 Waterman Road
(207) 929-5886
Facebook
“We are not organic. We use integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to prevent crop damage. IPM practices include natural control, pest monitoring, responsible chemical use, cultivation, and pest resistant varieties.”

Little River Flower Farm
160 Turkey Lane
(207) 929-3967
Facebook
“We grow them large, sweet and totally certified organic.”

CANAAN

Ray and Nancy Reitze’s
159 Earthways Road
(207) 426-8138
Highbush berries. Organic, but not certified. Open 9 am to dusk, 7 days a week, while in season. Please do not bring your dog.

CARIBOU

Circle B Farms
287 East Presque Isle Road
(207) 498-8238
Facebook
Highbush berries. Integrated pest management.

CHINA

Wagner’s Maple Sugar House
448 Vassalboro Road
(207) 445-2214
Look for the big white flag out front and have a great time picking!

CORNISH

Pleasant View Blueberry Farm
2nd house on left on Pease Hill Road (coming from center of town)
(207) 625-3719
“So far we haven’t used ANY insecticide on our bushes or berries.”

Handful of blueberries
Pleasant View Blueberry Farm in Cornish

DIXMONT

BrightBerry Farm
4262 Kennebec Road
(207) 234-4225
Facebook
“A small, certified-organic, family farm in the hills of Dixmont, Maine.”

FAIRFIELD

Bickford Blueberries
16 Bickford Drive
(321) 693-8929
Facebook
No pesticides.

FALMOUTH

Winslow Farm
291 Gray Road
(207) 878-8787
Facebook
MOFGA-certified organic berries.

FAYETTE

Steep Hill Farm
26 Clyde Wells Road
(207) 685-4155
Facebook
Highbush berries.

FRANKLIN

Hog Bay Blueberries
207 Hog Bay Road
(207) 565-3584
Overlooks a beautiful salt marsh. Rakes provided

GORHAM

Orchard Ridge Farm and Specialty Food Market
236 Sebago Lake Road
(207) 239-0442
Facebook

GREENFIELD

Alexander’s Wild Maine Blueberries
79 Alexander Way
(207) 570-7500
Facebook
Low bush blueberries.

Alexander's Wild Maine Blueberries in Greenfield
Alexander’s Wild Maine Blueberries in Greenfield

GUERETTE

Hebert Farm
3929 Caribou Road (Route 161)
(207) 834-5065
Facebook
Highbush blueberries.

HOLLIS

Joan & Brad’s Berry Farm
447 Deerwander Road
(207) 229-1346
Facebook
High-bush blueberries.

KINGSBURY PLANTATION

Perseverance Wild Blueberry Farm
Campbell Road & Preble Lane
(207) 314-3937 or (207) 745-4572
“Unlike the usual Downeast Maine Wild Low-bush Blueberries, ours are the sour-top variety, which grow at higher elevations. The blueberries are grown using Best Management Practices to minimize the use of pesticides.”

LEBANON

Berry Best Farm
33 Colburn Way
(207) 457-1435
Facebook
“Our normal open days may change in 2019 due to the anticipated very small blueberry crop. Please call before heading out to confirm that we are open and what our hours will be that day. Thank you.”

LEVANT

Treworgy Orchards
3876 Union Street
(207) 884-8354
Facebook
Available from mid-July to mid-August.

LIMERICK

Libby & Son U-Picks
86 Sawyer Mountain Road
(207) 793-4749
Facebook
“Acres and acres of highbush blueberries. We follow a strict Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.”

LIMINGTON

Brackett’s Orchard
224 Sokokis Avenue
(207) 730-9169
Facebook

Doles Orchard
187 Doles Ridge Road
(207) 793-4409
Facebook
Make sure to check the Facebook page first!

LINCOLNVILLE

Sewall Orchard
259 Masalin Road
(207) 763-3956
“Our farm is a place that welcomes all living organisms. Therefore, we use no substances that are toxic or that kill. Pest control is achieved via the use of biodynamic techniques. We also hand-remove pests when possible and practice good husbandry by pruning and mowing.”

MECHANIC FALLS

Goss Berry Farm
311 Elm Street
(207) 346-6811
Facebook
Not organic. “We follow Integrated Pest Management (IPM) guidelines.”

MONROE

North Branch Farm
122 Stream Road
(207) 525-3323
Facebook
MOFGA-certified organic farm.

Barry picking blueberries
Nothing sweeter than my husband Barry picking berries

NEW SHARON

Firth’s Fruit Farm
26 Intervale Road
(207) 778-3904
Unsprayed blueberries says the owner.

PALERMO

Big Birch Farm
220 Cain Hill Road
(207) 629-8428
Facebook
“Striving to sustainably grow super healthy, delicious, fresh & preserved organic foods, all while embracing our love & respect for Earth’s biodiversity.”

PATTEN

McNally’s Farm
31 Frenchville Road
(207) 528-2110
Please call ahead of time.

PHILLIPS

Peace and Plenty Farm
1232 Reeds Mill Road
(207) 639-5550
Lowbush wild organic blueberries to pick by hand, not with rakes.

READFIELD

R & L Berry Farm
22 Berry Road
(207) 685-4709
Facebook
Highbush blueberries – easy to pick. Owner Leane Reed says the blueberries are awesome.

Me picking at R& L Berry Farm. The blueberries were just like Leane said — awesome!
Me picking at R & L Berry Farm. The blueberries were just like Leane said — awesome!

RICHMOND

Pleasant Pond Orchard
430 Brunswick Road
(207) 737-4443
Facebook
Open for U-Pick Highbush Blueberries daily 10 am – 6 pm, weather permitting.

SACO

Ives Berry Farm
133 Flag Pond Road (just one-half mile from Route 1)
Facebook
Seven varieties of high bush berries. No pesticides or sprays.

SEBAGO

Crabtree’s Blueberries
703 Bridgton Road
(207) 787-2730
“We normally open on the third weekend of July – the same as the Sebago Days festival in town.”

SKOWHEGAN

Screamin’ Mimi’s Perfect Pickins
364 West Front Street
(207) 474-2137
Owners says she doesn’t spray any poisons — goes the organic route. Over 10 varieties of highbush berries.

SOMERVILLE

Crummett Mountain Farm
305 Crummett Mountain Road
(207) 549-7314
MOFGA-certified organic wild blueberries.

SPRINGVALE

Rivard Farm
110 Blanchard Road
(207) 324-5566
Facebook
Enjoy the fruits of their labor!

Rivard Farm in Springvale
Rivard Farm in Springvale

STRONG

Smith Ridge
628 Taylor Hill Road
(207) 684-2054
Facebook
No pesticides are used.

SWEDEN

Pietree Orchard
803 Waterford Road
(207) 647-9419
Facebook

TURNER

Our Blue Cottage Blueberries
531 Wilson Hill Road
(207) 458-7658
Morning/afternoon/evening picking available. (Call or text ahead suggested).

Ruperts Berry Farm
519 Wilson Hill Road
(207) 966-2721
Facebook
“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.”

WALES

Roaring Brook Nurseries
639 Gardiner Road
(207) 375-4884
Facebook

WASHINGTON

Sweet Season Farm
77 Liberty Road
(207) 845-3028
Facebook
Highbush blueberries. No pesticides. “We encourage sampling, as different varieties of berries will have their own unique flavor.”

WELLS

Spiller Farm
85 Spiller Farm Lane
(207) 985-2575
Just minutes from Route 1 in Wells. Minimal pesticide use.

WILTON

Wilton Blueberry Farm
83 McLaughlin Road
(207) 645-2128
No pesticides, herbicides or fungicides are used.

YORK

The Friendly Blueberry Patch
144 Cider Hill Rd
(207) 363-3415

What does Integrated Pest Management mean?

This is how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines Integrated Pest Management, 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.

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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.