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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northern Maine? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northern 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. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
New! Pricing information - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace
yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need
large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
If you are having a hard time
finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive
family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best
camping weather. See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks,
guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.
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 this year as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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What's in season in December 2022, and
other timely information:
Notes for December 2022: Fall is here and that means apples are in full force but they will be gone fast (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!).
Yes, apple prices are up, like they are for everything else. Some crops continue until
frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's
crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
seasonal updates. Click here for U.S. Apple Crop facts.
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also 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 from 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
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Northern Maine U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Circle B Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, blueberries, other
vegetables, porta-potties are available, picnic area, school tours
287 East Presque
Isle Road, Caribou, ME 04736. Phone: 207-498-8238. Fax: 204-496-0033. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See our web site for other crops and
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are on
rute 205, 1.5 miles from rute 161 in Caribou. Look for the big Circle B
Farms sigh in the river side of the road, see web site for map.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries Late July to mid
September, Apples Late August to late October, Christmas Holly November 15
to December 15. Circle B Farms facebook page. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment:
Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Check our web site for on going
events. We sell Blueberry bushes spring and fall,plus we have a class on how
to grow Blueberries, Apples, & gardening class as well.
- Chasse Vegetables - Peas, snap beans and other vegetables
Chasse Road, Saint Agatha, ME. Phone: 207-592-9080. Directions: Go 2
miles past Lake View Restaurant and make a right turn onto Chasse Road, go
1.5 miles, in Saint Agatha. Open: Monday through Saturday (am hours) While
Goughan Farms -
strawberries, pumpkins, corn maze, Christmas trees, maple syrup
872 Fort Fairfield Road, Caribou,
ME 04736. Phone: 207-498-6565. They also have a corn maze in the Fall.
There are two ways in which to meet
your pumpkin needs. Make an appointment for a farm scenic hayride to our
seven acre pumpkin field where the whole family can walk the fields in
search of that Great Pumpkin or you can look through the many pumpkins we
have harvested from the field and have on display next to the dairy bar.
There are always hundreds of pumpkins to pick through. Pack up the family
and walk through our fields to tag your own Christ tree in the Fall and
winter!!! You may come back and cut your own or we will cut it for you and
have it ready for you to pick up! In the Spring, Maple Syrup is
collected from the sugar maple. The sap is being produced in the trees
during the summer by the sunlight on the chlorophyll of the leaves, which
makes sugar that is stored in the tree and then dissolved by the sap in the
Spring. The sap is collected from the trees very slowly. It is made up
mostly of water, containing only 2% to 4% sugar. The sap is boiled in an
evaporator to eliminate the water. It takes 35 to 40 gallon of sap to make
one gallon of syrup. On the average, a maple tree can produce about 8
gallons of sap or approximately one quart of syrup each season.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
(UPDATED: October 2, 2018, JBS)
- Hebert Farm - highbush blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, peas and beans.
Route 161, Guerette, ME. Phone: 207-834-5065.
- Hillside Farm - blueberries
259 US Highway 1, Monticello, ME.
Phone: 207-538-9035. Email:
Directions: North Road, 1/4 mile north of Hare Road, East Side of Rte 1.
Small quantities available. Easy picking from bush.
- J.A. & R. Farms - Pick your own apples, and fresh vegetables.
Rte 161, St. Francis, ME. Phone: 207-398-3396. Directions: 18 miles from
Fort Kent International Bridge. Open: Spring through Fall Monday through
Saturday from 6:30 am to 5 pm.
- Kody's Crop - custom growers
396 Main Street, Bridgewater, ME.
Phone: 207-429-9551. Email:
[email protected]. Open: summer and
fall, call for hours. If we don't have it, we will custom grow it for you.
We also have three varieties of potatoes: Red, Superiors and Shepodys.
- Mac's Best Produce - red raspberries, highbush blueberries, apples
799 Benedicta Road, Benedicta, ME. Phone: 207-365-4486. Fax 207-365-4453. Email
Email: [email protected]. Open:
Late June through October, Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. Mac's Best
grows three varieties of red raspberries, 2 highbush blueberries, 8 apples
and an assortment of vegetables to ensure a wide selection all season long. Restrooms
McElwain's Strawberry Farm - pre-picked and pick your own
strawberries, apples, pumpkins
Rte 161, Caribou, ME. Phone: 207-498 8276. Email:
Open Summer through Fall, call for hours and availability. Directions: Three miles from downtown Caribou on Rte 161.
We have U-pick pumpkins and apples Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Apple varieties are Honeycrisp, Macoun, Courtland, Sweet Sixteen, Snowsweet,
and Freedom varieties available. Located 3 miles from downtown Caribou on
route 161 (beside the Caribou Country Club), McElwain's Strawberry Farm has
been growing strawberries since 1985. The farm features pre-picked and
U-pick strawberries which are generally sold from the end of June through
most of July. A retired country schoolhouse serves as the farm's stand where
a variety of vegetables including pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, sweet corn,
string beans and tomatoes can be purchased when in season. Pre-picked
strawberries are sold at the farm in quart boxes. U-pick strawberries are
sold by the pound. You may bring your own boxes or purchase boxes and/or
picking flats in the field. You may also bring your own containers (bowls,
pots, etc.) and we can weigh them before you fill them. Children are
welcome. (UPDATED: June 29, 2019, JBS)
- McNally's Farm - raspberries, blueberries
Intersection of Happy Corner Road and Frenchville Road, Patten, ME . Phone:
207-528-2110. Fax 207-528-6165. Email
[email protected] Open: 7 days a week; Please call ahead of time. We
also have potatoes. We take orders for the potatoes and people pick them
up. The berries start in July and run through August. The potatoes run
- Rainbow Gardens - strawberries
170 Heater Road, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Phone: 207-631-0248. Open: Call for hours, strawberries are
typically available during the month of July. This is an Amish farm run by the Yoder's family runs. Picking boxes are provided. They have no web presence,
but you can read about Rainbow Farms in this 2020 news
story. For now, starwberries are their only PYO crop, but they intend to offer others in the future. (ADDED: July 10, 2020, JBS)
Rankin Rapids Farm - blueberries, carrots, corn (sweet),
cucumbers, eggplant, herbs or spices, melons, onions, other berries, peppers,
pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn,
red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries
(Autumn, yellow), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
Rankin Rapids Road, Saint Francis,
ME 04774. Phone: (207) 231-1262. Alternate Phone: (860) 946-0159. Fax: (877)
[email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they
have closed. Does anyone have current information? If
please write me.
Every other day as crop permits and by
appointment if you woud like; Open for groups too. Directions: Please use Google Maps to
find us if in doubt! GPS in your car is likely incorrect. Rankin Rapids Road
is located in Saint Francis, Maine approximately 18 miles (30Km) west of
Fort Kent, Maine. The road is near 1344 Main Street and 1370 Main Street
(dirt road in between those two residences). Large 4x4 business sign on a
pole by entrance. Drive up through gate and immediately turn left to enter
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers. Strawberry picking from June
through September as weather conditions permit!. (UPDATED: June 09, 2016)
Sunnyside Farm / Ferme Ensoleillee -
406 New Limerick Road, Linneus, ME 04730.
Phone: 207-532-7058. Email:
Open: Summer, Fall (Apples) 7 days 8am - 5pm. Directions:
Right outside Houlton in the countryside of Linneus. Call for precise
highbush; varieties include: Northland, Patriot, Chippewa, Northblue, and
Polaris. Handicapped Accessible, Restrooms, Can Accommodate Bus Tours.
- T & D Farms - Pick your own strawberries, peas and beans.
732 Forest Avenue, Fort Fairfield, ME. Phone: 207-473-7786. Open: 6 am to dark as long as
season permits .
- Treeland Farms - peas, beans, squash and pumpkin
335 Calais Road, Hodgdon, ME. Phone: 207-532-2018. Email
[email protected] Open: July - October, July 10 - 30. 8:00 a.m. until
dark. Directions: located 4 miles south of Houlton on U.S Route 1. Farm is on right side of the road. Bus parking.You pick several varieties of
peas, beans, squash and pumpkins available.
- Whole Earth Farm - vegetables
Route 10, Presque Isle, ME.
Phone: 207-769-2107. Email
Open: call for hours and availability. Directions: Route 10, three miles East of Presque Isle in
Presque Isle, Maine. Pick your own vegetables at a good price.