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.
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.
98 Joaquin Road
UNDERWOOD STRAWBERRY FARM
1435 Benton Avenue
555 Brown’s Point Rd (Located across the street)
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.
ALEWIVE’S BROOK FARM
83 Old Ocean House Road
We are not certified organic, but our strawberries have no sprays or chemicals on them.
527 Ocean House Road (Watch for signs to picking fields)
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.
21 Wells Road
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.
GOUGHAN’S BERRY FARM
872 Fort Fairfield Road
McELWAIN’S STRAWBERRY FARM
693 Sweden Street
ADAMS STRAWBERRY ACRES
1409 Main Street/Broadway, Route 15 (East Corinth)
TATE’S STRAWBERRY FARM
136 Puddledock Road
THUNDER ROAD FARM
178 Newport Road
151 Popp Road
RAVEN’S BERRY FARM
127 Raven Road
T & D FARMS
732 Forest Avenue
20 Small Pond Road
PATTEN’S BERRY FARM
269 County Road
MISTY MEADOWS ORGANIC FARM
1327 Main Street
Certified organic farm
65 Boynton Schoolhouse Road
TREWORGY FAMILY ORCHARDS
3876 Union Street
R. BELANGER & SONS FARM
262 Cotton Road
135 Sweet Road
1844 Hallowell Road
BERRY FRUIT FARM
361 Crash Road
32 Goodwin Road (The strawberry fields)
PINELAND FARMS PRODUCE DIVISION
752 Mayall Road
RIVERSIDE FARMS STAND AND GREENHOUSE
323 Elm Street (Rte 4)
FAIRWINDS BERRY FARM
346 Skeetfield Road
935 Main Street
VERRILL’S VEGETABLE STAND
270 Bailey Hill Road
LAVIGNE STRAWBERRY FARM
158 Whichers Mill Road
891 Douty Hill Road
GOLDEN RIDGE FARM
1053 Island Falls Road
803 Waterford Road
THE EARLY FARM & NURSERY
639 Gardiner Road
271 Tucker Road
85 Spiller Farm Lane
98 Townhouse Road
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.”
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.
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Hi Diane, Patten’s in Gorham is on County Road not Country Road… My GPS was quite confused till I figured it out. Thanks for the list otherwise…
I’m so sorry about that Brenda. I fixed it. Thanks for letting me know and I hope you got lots of strawberries!
Could you please add our farm to your list? Verrill’s Vegetable Stand, 270 Bailey Hill Rd, Poland 04274. 998-2301 We are also on Facebook. Open 8-8 Daily. Thanks.
Done! I also added a link to your Facebook page. Thank you so much for letting me know.
Was wondering about Fennimores outside of Lisbon Maine I think. Where are your recipes.
I went on the site for the Greene strawberry farm they are closed for the season already.
Thanks for letting me know about Ridgeside in Greene. Somebody else told me that Fenimore’s in Bowdoin was closed, so I took it off the list. The recipes are in my latest post: http://dianeatwood.com/catchinghealth/you-have-to-try-these-strawberry-recipes/.
Such a useful post! We usually go to Maxwell’s (just went today, actually, and the berries are lush and juicy!) but would love to try out other farms and support local growers as well!
Does anyone know if any of these strawberry growers are either organic or using an integrated pest management system? We would love to find a grower that doesn’t use pesticides.
Langley’s farm in Bangor has Pick your own berries
Don, thanks! I checked their address and they’re in Hermon. I added them to the list.
Seaman’a farm in LItchfield has a pick your own strawberry farm
Thanks Nancy! I’ll add them to the list.
Berry Fruit Farm in Livermore ! you can check out their webpage or even their FB page! https://www.facebook.com/berryfruitfarm?fref=ts
There is a strawberry farm, u pick just the other side of Anson, Maine.
Lauren, do you know the name of the farm? Thanks, Diane
I think Alewive’s Brook Farm in Cape Elizabeth is organic.
i just tried calling the number listed for Lambs Farm in Sebec, the number given is out of service.
Thanks Suzanne. I’ll double check.
Suzanne, apparently Lambs is closed. I will remove it from the list. Thanks!
Sorry, should have put the URL in the comments – Here it is!
Berry Fruit Farm opens tomorrow, Sat Jun 11th, 2016 for picking!
Thank you Lori!