Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Western Maine? Farms are open and safe! 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in October 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours.  We also have a state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.

See our comprehensive list of easy 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, using similar sounding names.  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 write me!

Canners, both waterbath canners and pressure canners, are getting hard to find as people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are selling out.  Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.

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!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.

Western Maine U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, 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: gracemfirth@gmail.com. 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.
  • Irish's Berries & Honey - Blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm
    20 Davenport Hill Road, Jay, ME 04239. Phone: (207) 897-5708. Alternate Phone: 207*-931-8623. Email: jirish207@msn.com. Open: Late July through early August, call for current conditions. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: October 14, 2019)
  • Morrison Hill Orchard - apples
    Morrison Hill Road, Farmington, ME.  Phone: 207-778-4945. Email: simxxl@tdstelme.net. 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. 
  • Smith Ridge - No pesticides are used blueberries, lavender, Fresh eggs, porta-potties
    628 Taylor Hill Road, Strong, ME 04983. Phone: (207) 491-5551. Email: smithridgemaine@gmail.com. Open: 8 am to 4 pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, mid July through September, and other hours by appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. PYO Blueberries run mid-July through early to mid-August. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.  . (UPDATED: August 06, 2020) (ADDED: March 28, 2019)
  • Varney Family Farm - blueberries,
    8 Sanborn Hill Rd, Chesterville, ME 04938. Phone: 207-293-2006. Email: hassvarney@yahoo.com. 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. . Payment: Cash, only. Family owned Wild blueberry farm re-opening for first time since 1968. There is a news story about varney Family farm from 2014 here.
  • 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: blueberries@hciwireless.net. 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, Playground, farm market, U-pick and already-picked
    363 Durgintown Road, South Hiram, ME 04041. Phone: 207-625-4777. Email: info@appleacresfarm.com. Open: 8 am to 5 pm, daily. PYO or Farm shop with pre-picked apples.   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 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: dcknightly@gmail.com. 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: groverhillorchard@gmail.com. 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, Discover, AmEx. 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 - raspberries
    349 Paris Hill Road, Buckfield, ME.  Phone: 207-336-2466. Email: cooper@megalink.net. 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, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries,
    803 Waterford Road, Sweden, ME 04040. Phone: 207-647-9419. Email: pietree@pietreeorchard.com. 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. Please call ahead of your visit. Our picking hours are subject to fruit quality, availability, and the weather. (UPDATED: June 13, 2020 JBS) 
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  • Plummer Hill Orchards - apples
    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 parking. 
  • Silver Fox Farm - pick their own flowers and some vegetables
    Cornshop Road, Fryeburg, ME.  Phone: 207-935-6304. Fax 207-935-3058. Email: amos3@nh.adelphia.net  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: weston@pivot.net. 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 - UPDATE: July 17, 2019: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    Saint Albans, ME 04971.
  • Berry Basket Farm - blueberries,
    209 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 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. The ONLY pyo crops offered are blueberries.  (UPDATED: July 20, 2018)
  • Bickford Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    16 Bickford Drive, Fairfield, ME 04937. Phone: (321) 693-8929. Email: mpbp@roadrunner.com. 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: cayfordorchardsfarms@yahoo.com. 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, ME.  Phone: 207-938-2006.  Alternate phone: 207-478-8279. Email cray@tdstelme.net. 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, ME.  Phone: 207-938-2861. Email kathie@tdstelme.net. 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, ME.  Phone: 207-696-5109. Alternate phone: 877-696-5109. Email: northstarorchards@hughes.net. 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 - 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. (UPDATED: August 07, 2019) (ADDED: June 22, 2017)
  • Sandy River Apples/Fenton's Orchard - apples
    Sandy River 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
    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: July 26, 2019)(ADDED: July 20, 2015)
  • Sites Farm blueberriesSites Farm - blueberries, strawberries
    Joaquin Road, Athens, ME. Phone: 207-654-2063. lsites33@gmail.com. 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)
  • Smith's Blueberries U Pick Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    162 Ward Hill Rd in Norridgewock, ME. Phone: (207) 431-2056. Email: smithblueberries@yahoo.com. Open: daily from  8am til dark. They also have prepicked for $5/qt. (2020 price).
     (ADDED: August 9, 2020, JBS)
  • The Apple Farm at Lakeside Orchards - apples
    104 Back Road, Fairfield, ME.  Phone: 207-453-7656. Alternate phone: 877-453-7656. Fax  207-453-2717. Email applefarm@adelphia.net. 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 trinityfarm@hotmail.com.  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)

 



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