Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

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What's in season in February 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for February 2018: The northern half of the U.S. (and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the Deep South.  Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

We also have a website for both Valentine's Day information, facts and fun and one for St. Patrick's day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)

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!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

We also have home canning, 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, please write me!

Western Maine U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Franklin County

  • 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 GPS says. 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, Maine. Phone: 207-778-4945. Email: [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 - ORGANIC, blueberries
    East Madrid Road, Phillips, ME 04966. Phone: 207-639-5550. Email: [email protected]. Email: [email protected]. 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 information. 
  • Varney Family Farm - blueberries,
    8 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.  

Oxford County 

  • Apple Acres Farm - apples
    Durgintown Road, South Hiram, Maine.  Phone: 207-625-4777. ALternate phone: 800-647-4725. Fax 207-625-4777. Email: [email protected]. Open: September 1 - October 10.   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.
  • Carter's Farm Market - beans, tomatoes and flowers
    Rte 26, Oxford, Maine.  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 parking. 
  • 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)
  • Lyon Orchard - apples  
    684 Grover Hill Road, Bethel, Maine.  Phone: 207-824-2842. Pick your own apples. Open: Fall, 7 days, 8 am to 7 pm. 
  • Maple Crest Farm - raspberries
    349 Paris Hill Road, Buckfield, Maine.  Phone: 207-336-2466. Email: [email protected]. 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, strawberries,
    803 Waterford Road, Sweden, ME 04040. Phone: 207-647-9419. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for specific hours related to each crop. 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 The Orchard and all of the fruits and vegetables we're currently growing in The Field. We also offer pre-picked fruit and vegetables inside at our Farmstand. Browse our Schedule 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: July 17, 2017, JBS) 
  • Plummer Hill Orchards - apples
    Plummer Hill Road, Waterford, Maine. 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 parking. 
  • Silver Fox Farm - pick their own flowers and some vegetables
    Cornshop Road, Fryeburg, Maine.  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, Maine 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.

Somerset County 

  • Avalon Acres Orchard & Farm - apples, blueberries, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, farm animals
    234 Dexter Road, Saint Albans, ME 04971. Phone: 938-2501. Email: [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, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Berry Basket Farm - blueberries,
    2309 Valley Road, Nortridgewock, ME 04957. Phone: (207) 431-5414. Alternate 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 Smithfield Village. 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. (UPDATED: July 06, 2017)
  • 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 free.
  • Cray's Produce - strawberries and raspberries
    Route 151, Palmyra, Maine.  Phone: 207-938-2006.  Alternate phone: 207-478-8279. Email [email protected]. 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.
    234 Dexter Road, Saint Albans, Maine.  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 - apples
    97 Orchard Road,  Madison, Maine.  Phone: 207-696-5109. Alternate phone: 877-696-5109. Email: [email protected]. 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 - apples
    Sandy River Road, Norridgewock, Maine.  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
    Route 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. Directions: 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 blueberriesSites Farm - blueberries, strawberries
    Joaquin Road, Athens, ME. Phone: 207-654-2063. [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 - apples
    104 Back Road, Fairfield, Maine.  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, Maine.  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.

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)