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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
 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 for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

New! We just went live with our latest website, - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings, Active Federal facilities even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas

Note: Beware the copycat websites like the one that stole our name and uses .farm extension: they copied my work and do NOT even update the info! I make updates EVERY day. They use tech tricks to get higher rankings, but have many more inaccuracies and out-dated info. Obviously, I cannot check every farm every day, but I do check as many as I can every day, and respond to all requests.  They don't. Don't support the scammers!

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 November 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2023: Summer is almost over and that means apples are here (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!), and except in northern areas, peaches and blueberries are finished. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a extensive guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, etc.

And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze 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. The worst is the one that stole our name but ends with .farm.  (Yes, I've got lawyers on it)  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!

Children's Consignment Sales are a great way to save money on clothes, toys, books, etc, They occur in both the Spring and Fall See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Western Maine U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, 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: 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: Open: Late July through early August from dawn to dusk, call for current conditions. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check. The 2023 "pick your own" price this year is $4 per quart and they provide the boxes.. There is also a roadside stand with Honey, Maple Syrup and Eggs  Picking is on the honor system. They post on their Facebook page if they need to be closed any days. (UPDATED: August 06, 2023) (ADDED: October 14, 2019)
  • Masterman Farm Blueberries - Organic, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    16 Masterman Drive, Avon, ME 04966. Phone: (207) 592-8524. Email: Open: daily 9 am to 5 pm from late July to mid August (in 2022, July 29 to August 13) berries and weather permitting; Call to confirm before you head out to the farm. Directions: From Main Street, Phillips cross the Sandy River bridge and go 1.5 miles south on River Road (Rt. 149). The sign to the field is on your right. From Main Street, Strong turn left onto Route 149 and go 5 miles. The sign to the field is on your left. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 17, 2022)
  • Morrison Hill Orchard - apples
    Morrison Hill Road, Farmington, ME. Phone: 207-778-4945. Email: 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: 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: 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 - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, porta-potties, school tours, group reservations
    83 Mclaughlin Rd, Wilton, ME 04294. Phone: (207) 645-4678. Email: Open: See our website for dates and hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Once on McLaughlin Rd, continue until you enter the dirt road that enters the fields. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. We are a no spray farm. No pesticides, herbicides. or fungicides are used.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. (UPDATED: July 28, 2021)

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: 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)
  • Birch Bog Farm - Certified Organic, cranberries,
    41 Dundee Road, Albany Township, ME 04217. Phone: (207) 357-1442. Email: Open: We begin U Pick Columbus Day Weekend, and will need to check our website because it is contingent on weather and dryness of the plants. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Cranberry Harvest season is typically early October through November, depending on frost risk and other unpredictable mother nature events;. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Venmo, PayPal, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Formerly called Woodward Cranberry farm.
    (ADDED: May 26, 2021)
  • 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.
  • Grover Hill Orchard - No pesticides are used apples, flowers, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand
    684 Grover Hill Road, Bethel, ME 04217. Phone: (207) 776-5573. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website and Facebook pages are gone or outdated - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me.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: Open: call for hours and availability. Fresh, sweet raspberries, ripe and ready. Come visit us in Buckfield to fill your berry needs.
  • Pietree Orchard - UPDATE for 2023: They are permanently closed  apples, beans, blueberries, peas, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries,
    803 Waterford Road, Sweden, ME 04040. Open: UPDATE for 2023: They are permanently closed
  • 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: 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: 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

  • 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: 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: 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 -2021 presumed permanently closed
    Route 151, Palmyra, ME. Phone: 207-938-2006. Alternate phone: 207-478-8279. Email Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their Facebook page is gone; There's nothing else about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me. call for hours and availability. Pick your own strawberries and raspberries. Directions: Palmyra (stand is on Route 2 in Palmyra). strawberries and raspberries
  • Lombard's Appleberry Orchard - apples and pears.
    234 Dexter Road, Saint Albans, ME. Phone: 207-938-2861. Email 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: 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. 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.
  • Smith's Blueberries U Pick Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    162 Ward Hill Rd, Norridgewock, ME. Phone: (207) 431-2056. Email: 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 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
    Street unknown,North New Portland, ME. Phone: 207-628-5223. Fax 207-628-5223. Email 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)