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. Otherwise, you might want to call ahead to make sure it’s open for picking.
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.
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
Posted June 30, 2021: The Patriot berries are starting to turn blue! It won’t be long now!
Dragonfly Meadow Blueberry Farm
1 West Lane
Dragonfly Meadow Blueberry Farm is a local farm with naturally grown high bush blueberries and pesticides are never used!
Card’s Fruit Farm
195 John Small Road
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. Blueberries are ripening, we hope to open around July 20th. Looking forward to seeing you all then.
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!
16 Bickford Drive
Steep Hill Farm
26 Clyde Wells Road
Highbush berries. 2021 Blueberry U-Pick Season at Steep Hill Farm will take place! We have been busily preparing for this season. The patch has been pruned, fertilized and mowed. We anticipate opening in three to four weeks (usually as strawberry season ends). Check back closer to then. It has been a long year and Steep Hill has missed blueberry pickers, so start thinking ripe, juicy blueberries and fresh air in the patch!
Brenda and George
The Old Blueberry Farm
1574 Greenfield Rd
(207) 827-1955 or (207) 974-9992
Low bush blueberries. This used to be listed as Alexander’s. It is operated by the original owners Rosalie and James Alexander, Sr.
3929 Caribou Road (Route 161)
Joan & Brad’s Berry Farm
447 Deerwander Road
High-bush blueberries. This announcement is usually last minute as we have to wait for just the right time. It’s typically around the 4th of July, but will depend on Mother Nature. We look forward to seeing everyone soon. Get those blueberry-picking muscles ready. Grab your sunscreen. Get your best sun hat out of the closet. See you soon.
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.
We usually open for blueberry picking approx. July 15th. Watch for updates on Facebook and on our website in the coming weeks.
The Berry Best Farm Family
Posted July 1, 2021: We are very excited to be opening soon and welcoming you all back to the farm! Our Blueberry and Raspberry crops are ripening and are close to being ready for picking. We anticipate being able to open mid to the end of next week. We will post closer to opening day.
Posted July 5, 2021: We’re so excited! They’re ripening! Our earliest variety, Duke, is providing enough berries for snacking (especially if you’re in the 10-and-under crowd and don’t care if they’re actually fully ripe). Weather willing, we hope to be opening for u-pick here in the next 1.5 – 2 weeks! Blue Jay and Blue Ray, the next two varieties, are starting to pinken up as well. (Is “pinken” a word? I hope so!)
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. We harvest all of our berries in just 1 week each year. Always the week before labor day. During just that week we invite the public to hand pick in our fields alongside us. Payment is $4 per quart or you can leave us half of what you pick.
R & L Berry Farm
22 Berry Road
Highbush blueberries – easy to pick. Owner Leane Reed says the blueberries are awesome.
Pleasant Pond Orchard
430 Brunswick Road
Posted July 5, 2021: Things are happening a little earlier than normal due to the heatwave. It won’t be berry long till things are ready for the picking.
Ives Berry Farm
133 Flag Pond Road (just one-half mile from Route 1)
Seven varieties of high bush berries. No pesticides or sprays. Expect to open mid-to-late July. I will post the times on Facebook as we get closer to opening day.
703 Bridgton Road
The blueberries are ripening nicely, and with the warm sunny weather we anticipate opening for the 2021 picking season on Saturday 17 July. Our hours and days of operation will be the same as previous years – open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.. Open a little later on Sunday – 11:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Although the Maine State of Emergency is now over, we still ask pickers to maintain a 6-foot separation between pickers and family groups and wash their hands. Masks are requested if you have not been vaccinated.Thank you for your understanding to help all of us stay safe during the blueberry 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.
Open mid-July through Labor Day for blueberry and raspberry picking.Call ahead to see if we are open.
628 Taylor Hill Road
No pesticides are used.
We’ll be opening mid July for PYO Wild Maine Blueberries. We’re also adding some high-bush plants for future picking.
Our Blue Cottage Blueberries
531 Wilson Hill Road
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.
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If you’d like to learn more about the difference between wild and cultivated blueberries, read Wild or cultivated, always say yes to blueberries!