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!
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.
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.
158 Waterman Road
“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.”
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.”
4262 Kennebec Road
“A small, certified-organic, family farm in the hills of Dixmont, Maine.”
16 Bickford Drive
3929 Caribou Road (Route 161)
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.”
Berry Best Farm
33 Colburn Way
“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.”
259 Masalin Road
“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.”
Firth’s Fruit Farm
26 Intervale Road
Unsprayed blueberries says the owner.
Big Birch Farm
220 Cain Hill Road
“Striving to sustainably grow super healthy, delicious, fresh & preserved organic foods, all while embracing our love & respect for Earth’s biodiversity.”
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. No pesticides or sprays.
703 Bridgton Road
“We normally open on the third weekend of July – the same as the Sebago Days festival in town.”
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.
628 Taylor Hill Road
No pesticides are used.
Our Blue Cottage Blueberries
531 Wilson Hill Road
Morning/afternoon/evening picking available. (Call or text ahead suggested).
Ruperts Berry Farm
519 Wilson Hill Road
“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.
The Friendly Blueberry Patch
144 Cider Hill Rd
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.
I have a recipe for you
If you want to add someone/something or notice an error please let me know — post a comment 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!