Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Western Maine? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Western Maine,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function)
If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in October 2018, and
other timely information:
Notes for October 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note,
there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now. They have all
copied their information form here and usually do not ever update. Since
2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see
anything wrong or outdated, please
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See our companion website to find a local
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Western Maine U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Firth's Fruit Farm - Uses natural growing practices,
blueberries, other vegetables,
26 Intervale Road, New Sharon, ME 04955.
Phone: 207-778-3904. Email:
[email protected]. Open: July 25th till frost or end of picking
which ever comes first (September) Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 7pm;
Sunday from Noon to 7pm. Directions: Never take Flagg Road No matter what
Click here for a map and directions. We have 5 acres of highbush
blueberries; Nice country setting. We use natural practices, but are not
seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check.
- Morrison Hill Orchard - apples
Morrison Hill Road, Farmington, ME. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: West Farmington, follow Rte 43 west to a left-hand turn onto Morrison
Hill Road. The orchard is about one half mile. Two varieties of
MacIntosh available after September 15. Call ahead for availability.
Peace and Plenty Farm -
East Madrid Road, Phillips, ME 04966. Phone: 207-639-5550. Email:
[email protected]. Email:
Open: Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30 - 10:30 am and 4 - 6 pm. Directions:
Rte 142 north from Phillips for 2 miles. Go left onto East Madrid Road
(Manzer Hot Mix sign) We are 7 miles on left. Organic wild sour top Maine blueberries. Call for special orders or
- Varney Family Farm - blueberries,
Sanborn Hill Rd, Chesterville, ME 04938. Phone: 207-293-2006. Email:
[email protected]. Open: July 21 to August 10 Monday to Friday 8am to
5pm, Saturday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. Directions: Details soon; this
posting is under construction.
Click here for a map and directions. Details coming soon; we're very
close as of July 14, 2013. Payment: Cash, only. Family owned Wild blueberry
farm re-opening for first time since 1968.
Wilton Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties are available, school tours
83 McLaughlin Rd, Wilton, ME 04294. Phone: 207 645-2128. Email:
[email protected]. Open: from mid-July to late August, Please
call for exact dates; hours every day 8 am to 4 pm; We are closed if it is
raining. We welcome school groups and day care, please contact us for more
information. We are a no spray farm. No pesticides, herbicides. or
fungicides are used. Directions:
East Wilton - behind Harnden's Harvest Hutch.
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops.
Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. Please bring your own container. Every berry beautiful! 4,500 highbush blueberry trees
located on 4 beautiful acres in the Western foothills of Maine. Pick your
own or pre-picked. Order in advance. Can Accommodate Bus Tours.
Apple Acres Farm
- apples, Playground, farm market, U-pick and already-picked
363 Durgintown Road, South Hiram, ME
Phone: 207-625-4777. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 8 am to 5 pm, daily. PYO or Farm shop with pre-picked
Many varieties to choose from including Paula Reds, Macs, Cortlands,
Macouns, Red Delicious, Spensers, Mutsus, Honey Crisps and Northern Spys. We
provide everything you need: apple pickers, baskets, bags and
wagons.Apple Acres Farm is available for your ceremony, reception, or both. We
are an outdoor, charmingly rustic venue. We do not have a barn, but rather,
we nestle your reception tent in amongst our fruit trees, overlooking the
deep woods and the valley below. They also have cider, wine, meats, cheeses.
(ADDED: October 1, 2018, JBS)
Carter's Farm Market -
beans, tomatoes and flowers
Rte 26, Oxford, ME. Phone: 207-539-4848. Fax 207-539-4485. Pick your
own beans, tomatoes and flowers in gardens near our farm stand. 6 miles
South of South Paris and Rtes 26 -121 junction. Restrooms available. Bus
Fairwinds Farm - strawberries, Fresh eggs, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
346 Skeetfield Road, Oxford, ME 04270. Phone:
(207) 890-9601. Alternate Phone: (207) 890-3807. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 6pm; mid
June to mid July. Directions: Traveling North go one mile beyond Oxford
Plains Speedway, take a left at the blinking light. Traveling South travel 8
tenths of a mile beyond Walmart and take a right at the blinking light. Farm
is on the right.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Our gift shop
contains items we make on our farm including: homemade jams; made with
locally grown fruit, fruit pies, ice cold strawberry lemonade, beeswax
lotion products and candles made by us from all natural ingredients. We also
sell local honey and maple syrup. Check out our beautiful made in Maine gift
baskets filled with local products!. (UPDATED: June 04, 2017)
Grover Hill Orchard - No pesticides are used
apples, flowers, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand
684 Grover Hill Road, Bethel, ME 04217. Phone: (207) 776-5573. Email:
[email protected]. Open: September: Thursday to Monday;
October: 7 Days a Week.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: The orchard entrance is on
the left after the driveway to a private home. It's about 150' after the
mailbox marked 684. The road slightly turns so it's hard to see from the
mailbox. Look for large white signs marking entrance and parking. Free old
style pressing every Saturday to sample during open season;. We do not use
pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page. We use probiotic orcharding techniques
to grow healthier, tastier apples by working with Mother Nature. The orchard
doesn't look like your typical PYO spot, with taller grasses filled with
bees and butterflies and apples that don't always look like they do in the
grocery store (although still make great cider!), we strive to provide an
authentic PYO experience with quality apples. Note: Formerly known as "Lyons
Ocrhard" prior to 2018) (UPDATED: August 24, 2018)
- Maple Crest Farm -
349 Paris Hill Road, Buckfield, ME. Phone: 207-336-2466. Email:
Open: call for hours and availability. Fresh, sweet raspberries, ripe and
ready. Come visit us in Buckfield to fill your berry needs.
Pietree Orchard -
Uses natural growing practices, apples, beans, blueberries, peas, pumpkins,
803 Waterford Road, Sweden, ME
04040. Phone: 207-647-9419. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Call for specific hours related to
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
between Routes 93 & 37; From
Bridgton: 93 North to intersection with the Waterford Road, turn Right and
go approximately 2.3 miles. From Fryeburg: Route 5 North to Route 93
intersection, turn onto 93 and follow for approximately 7 miles. From
Norway: Route 117/118 West, turning at the Keoka Beach Camping sign onto the
Waterford Road. The orchard is approximately 7 miles on 118 West. From
Harrison: Route 118 West to Route 37 South/Waterford Road.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
Click here for our Facebook page. Hayrides during apple season,
sunflower maze, wood-fired pizza. Pietree Orchard offers a wide variety of pick-your-own fruits, including
apples, strawberries, blueberries, and pumpkins throughout the season. You can
see all of our tree fruits in
Orchard and all of the fruits and
vegetables we're currently growing in
Field. We also offer pre-picked fruit and vegetables inside at our
Farmstand. Browse our
to see what's in season when you visit. Please call ahead of your visit. Our
picking hours are subject to fruit quality, availability, and the weather.
(UPDATED: May 10, 2018, JBS)
- Plummer Hill Orchards -
Plummer Hill Road, Waterford, ME. Phone: 207-583-6508.
Open: Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm in September and October. Directions:
Take Rte 37 or 35 to Waterford Road, Village, take Plummer Hill Road north
from village for 1.2 miles. Pick your own
MacIntosh, Cortland, Red and Golden Delicious apples while enjoying
beautiful views of the Western Maine Mountains. Bus
- Silver Fox Farm -
pick their own flowers and some vegetables
Cornshop Road, Fryeburg,
ME. Phone: 207-935-6304. Fax 207-935-3058. Email:
[email protected] Open:
June to September.
Customers are welcome to pick their own flowers and specified
vegetables. Directions: Fryeburg Village, on Rte 5N 3.5 miles, right on
Cornshop Road, 1/2mi on right.
Weston's Farm Stand -
Choose and cut your own flowers,
48 River Street, Fryeburg,
ME 04037. Phone: 207-935-2567. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
July, August, September - until frost, from 8 am to 6 pm. Choose and cut your own flowers, or we can pick them
fresh for you. Handicapped Accessible. Restrooms available. Bus parking.
Avalon Acres Orchard & Farm - apples, blueberries, Fresh eggs,
Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, farm
234 Dexter Road, Saint Albans, ME 04971. Phone: 938-2501.
[email protected]. Open: Saturdays and Sundays 9 am to 5.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Route 7
Newport, left on Williams Rd, follow to end, left on rte. 43 towards Saint
Albans, right on Dexter road 1 mile up on left, follow signs.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page.
- Berry Basket Farm - blueberries,
Valley Road, Nortridgewock, ME 04957. Phone: (207) 314-5437. Open: Sunday to Friday 9am to 6pm evening hours by
appointment all picking weather permitting;No Saturday Picking; Grown
without use of any chemicals or spraying. Directions: From Farmington area
take Route 2 East to Route 137 on right in Mercer turn dowm 137 and foar is
1.1 miles on right. From Norridgewock take Route 2 West to Mercer and turn
on Route 137 on left farm is 1.1 miles in right. From Waterville area take
Route 137 West farm on right soon after you pass town line farm on right.
From Agusta area take Route 8 to route 137 farm on Rleft about 3 miles after
Click here for a map and directions. berries usually ready the last week
of July to first week of August; Seasion usually last 4 pm to 5 weeks;.
Payment: Cash, Check. We have 1,000 well established high bush plants
planted 30 years ago. The ONLY pyo crops offered are blueberries.
(UPDATED: July 20, 2018)
Bickford Blueberries - No pesticides are
16 Bickford Drive, Fairfield, ME 04937.
Phone: (321) 693-8929. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Open daily sunrise to sunset; availability of
crops can vary; please call, email or see our Facebook page for updates.
Directions: Take exit 132 off I95, head west on Route 139 for approximately
2 miles, turn on Bickford Drive for approximately 1/4 mile, farm on left,
proceed behind yellow house.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry season is typically July
20 through August 31. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash,
Check. (ADDED: July 31, 2018)
Cayford Orchards -
Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, pears, Honey from hives on the
farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made
on the premises), gift shop, restrooms, school tours
99 Hilton Hill Road,
Skowhegan, ME 04976. Phone: (207) 474-5200. Email:
[email protected]. Open: September 1 to Thanksgiving from
9am to 5pm every day. Directions: 3 miles north on RT 150, from Post Office
in Downtown Skowhegan.Take Right onto Hilton Hill Road, follow 1/2 mile.Farm
store located on Right.
Click here for a map and directions. All our berries are taking to
Skowhegan Farmers' Market July thru September;All products are sold at farme
store after September First. We use integrated pest management practices.
Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
Click here for our Facebook page. We are a six generation family farm.we
raise 57 varieties of fruit.Peaches, pears, plums, berries and a wide
selection of new and heirloom apples.Along with raw local honey, maple &
apple syrup. We welcome you to join us.Explore the farm, pick your own and
take a weekend hayride.With so many varieties apple tastings are always
Cray's Produce - strawberries and raspberries
Route 151, Palmyra,
207-938-2006. Alternate phone: 207-478-8279. Email
Open: call for hours and availability. Pick your own strawberries and
raspberries. Directions: Palmyra (stand is on Route 2 in Palmyra).
- Lombard's Appleberry Orchard - apples and pears.
Dexter Road, Saint Albans, ME. Phone: 207-938-2861. Email
[email protected]. Open: September
through October, 10 am to 4 pm. Pick your own apples and pears. Dexter Road
is also called Rte 23.
North Star Orchards -
97 Orchard Road, Madison, ME. Phone:
207-696-5109. Alternate phone: 877-696-5109. Email:
Open: September 1 through December 24, every day from 10 am to 5 pm; then
from January to August on weekends only from 10 am to 5 pm. Directions:
Orchard Road is off Rte 43. Numerous varieties of apples available
from late August through mid-October. Free wagon rides on Saturday and
Sunday to pick from dwarf trees. Great family fun. Restroom available.
Comments from a visitor on September 19,
2009: "We really enjoy picking apples and taking the wagon ride around
the orchard with our children"
Reitze's Organic U-Pick Blueberry Farm - blackberries,
blueberries, U-pick and already picked
159 Earthways Road, Canaan, ME
04924. Phone: (207) 426-8138. Open: Seven days per week; Dawn to dusk for
the duration of the picking season; Self service; Check our Facebook page
for updates. Directions: From the South Take Route 95 North to exit 133 on
to Route 201 North towards Skowhegan. Follow Route 201 for 6 miles. Take a
Right on Route 23 North. Go about 3 miles, and start looking for a Red barn
on the Right. The driveway is directly after that, and when you see the sign
for "You Pick Blueberries". Take that right, and the dirt road will take you
over a bridge, and follow that up to the parking area. Follow the path to
the right to the blueberries.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. We offer herbal programs, walks,
pottery classes, and earth philosophy teachings. Check our website for
current offerings. (ADDED: June 22, 2017)
Sandy River Apples/Fenton's Orchard -
Road, Norridgewock, ME. Phone: 207-587-2563. Open: September 15 through October 30; Call for hours and
availability. Handicapped Accessible. Restroom available. Bus parking.
Old varieties of apples.
- Schartner's Mt. View Fruit & Berry Farm - strawberries
220, Thorndike, ME. Phone: 207-568-3668.
Open: call for hours and availability.
- Screamin Mimi's Perfect Pickins -
No pesticides are used, blueberries,
364 West Front Street, Skowhegan, ME 04976. Phone: 207-474-2137. Open:
Call ahead for ripe blueberries - Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 7pm,
typically late June through August.
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use
pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. You must call first for
blueberry availability-we practice organic-use no pesticides,but are not
certified. Thank you to all customers who discovered us this year,and
remember to visit us earlier in 2017!. (UPDATED: August 11, 2016)(ADDED: July 20, 2015)
Sites Farm -
Joaquin Road, Athens, ME. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: call for hours and availability. Family
operated berry farm and black angus beef farm. Also a wedding venue. Located
in central Maine. U-pick strawberries, blueberries. Sites Farm's biggest
crop is STRAWBERRIES! We offer U-Pick strawberries from the end of June
through the beginning of July. Customers may also purchase pre-picked
strawberries fresh from the patch. We always have a few pre-picked quarts on
hand. And customers may also arrange to have larger orders pre-picked for
them. We typically need 24 hrs notice for orders greater than 4 quarts. We
have approximately 1000 High-Bush BLUEBERRIES plants here at the farm.
Blueberry season typically starts during the last week of July or the first
week of August, and lasts for the entire month. High-bush blueberries make
for easy picking and easy cleaning. Come spend a peaceful day, hidden in our
blueberry patch.Also Wedding
/ Events venue. Open seasonally.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
(UPDATED: June 26, 2017, JBS)
The Apple Farm at Lakeside Orchards -
104 Back Road, Fairfield, ME. Phone: 207-453-7656.
Alternate phone: 877-453-7656. Fax 207-453-2717. Email
[email protected]. Open:
September through October 25 from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Pick your own apples -- Macs, Cortlands, Red and
Golden Delicious, Golden Russets, Pearmains, Winter Bananas and others in
season. Wagon rides on weekends. Handicapped Accessible. Restroom available. Bus parking.
We welcome you to visit our farm and its pituresque barn store, where
in addition to all our apple products, you will find home-made jams and
jellies of every description, pure natural local honey, maple syrup,
scrumptious, home-made pies and breads, local vegetables and loads of
country charm. We also invite you to stroll through the orchards, perhaps
pick a peck or two of your own apples in season, or watch cider being
pressed. Bring a picnic. It's a great family outing. The Apple Farm is open
from August to December and is located on the Back Rd. (1 mile off Route 104
between Waterville and Skowhegan).
- Trinity Farm Bed & Breakfast - Raspberries
North New Portland,
ME. Phone: 207-628-5223.
Fax 207-628-5223. Email
[email protected]. Open:
Daylight hours; Call for availability. Raspberries -- Heritage
everbearing (usually bears from midsummer right up till frost). Route 16,
halfway between Kingfield and No. New Portland.