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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Augusta area of Maine in 2022, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples and pumpkins that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples and pumpkins orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Androscoggin County

  • Berry Fruit Farm - strawberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, and mixed vegetables, farm market, bakery
    361 Crash Road, Livermore, ME 04253. Phone: 207 897 4767. Email: [email protected]. Open: Seasonally, see their website. Click here for a map and directions.
    Berry Fruit Farm Facebook page. . [email protected] combines homemade and homegrown products for a fun and wholesome customer experience. In our U-Pick fields you will find strawberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, and mixed vegetables. Our retail store is open year around with a full time bakery staff making daily breads, pastry, and menu items in Livermore Falls. At Christmas, a classic Christmas "from the land where Christmas trees grow." This year pick up your Christmas tree and products that will make your season bright. offers the finest quality U-Pick and Retail. (ADDED: October 20, 2020, JBS)
  • Gagnon Family Orchard - apples, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    75 Saunders Road, Greene, ME 04236. Phone: 207-576-0541. Email: [email protected]. Open: September 1 to Thanksgiving Fridays 11am to 5:30pm Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm. Directions: 75 Saunders Road Greene Maine 04236. Off of route 202/Main Street in Greene Maine. 3 Miles past Mardens take a left on Saunders road. Also a half mile from the Lewiston town line Welcome to Greene sign from Lewiston. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. . Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 3 11am to 3pm Hot Apple Cider Donuts and Frozen Fresh Apple cider SundayS ONLY 10:30am to 1:30pm April 1 to September 1 Store Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday September 1 through Thanksgiving Haunted Hayrides and Dayrides Friday, Saturday, and Sundays starting October 1 to Halloween.
  • Ricker Hill Orchards - ORGANIC, apples, pumpkins, pumpkins, corn maze
    Rte 117, Turner, ME . Phone: 207-225-3455. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9 am to 6 pm daily. Click here for a map and directions. Toll free: 877-501-3640. Fax 207-225-2790. Email Handicapped Accessible. Restrooms Available. Bus parking. Pick Your Own Apples & Pumpkins, Pick your own season is from September through mid October. Come pick your own apples at Ricker Hill in Turner. There are a number of Varities to pick from IPM or Organic grown. We feature many activities at our farm including pick your own apples, a corn maze, disc golf, and more.. Our farm stand is full of wonderful apples and cranberries. School Tours & Bus Tours are always welcomed at our farm. We hope to see you here.In the Spring Maple Syrup & Sugar Shack: Saturday and Sunday on one weekend in March; 8 am- 6 pm, with a buffet style breakfast including crepes, freanch toast, bacon,eggs etc. Live boiling demonstrations with maple taffy on snow.Maple hard cider, fresh hot maple donuts made on site, maple ice cream and much more. We will be open for Maine Maple Weekend Farm tours, restrooms, handicapped accessible, school and bus tours. aturday & Sunday one weekend in March. Please call is at 225-5552 or 740-0693. (UPDATED: October 1, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on September 21, 2009: "My husband found in a Google search and we learned that it actually offered a lot, so we went. It was a great time and I wanted to see the listing changed to reflect what this PYO really offers. I know that they accept credit cards, but I do not know which ones. They offer organic apples, but I do not know what kind of certification they have."

Kennebec County

  • Chick's Apple and Berry Farm - apples, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    571 Main Street, Monmouth, ME 04259. Phone: (207) 441-6250. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7am to 7 pm, 7 days a week seasonally. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Please call for opening dates. Raspberries, July and September Blueberries, July, August and September Apples, September, October and November. Please call for opening dates. (UPDATED: August 06, 2021)
  • Lakeside Orchards and Farm Market - apples, Peas, Blueberries, and Pumpkins
    318 Readfield Rd, Manchester, ME 04531. Phone: 207-622-2479. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily, 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: 1 mile from Manchester CenterWe specialize in Pick-Your-Own Apples, but we also provide opportunities to Pick-Your-Own Peas, Blueberries, and Pumpkins. We are currently expanding our acreage of several . Click here for a map and directions.
    Lakeside Orchards and Farm Market Facebook page. . PYO on Saturday & Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm. crops that will enhance our Pick-Your-Own offerings for many years to come. ​Farm market: We sell a wide variety of fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Our primary crop is apples, but we also produce large amounts of blueberries, pumpkins, salad greens, and other vegetables. Also in our market you will find many food and non-food items produced in Maine, often by small-scale family-owned businesses. We are open year-round, and our offerings of fruits, vegetables, and other products change with each exciting season. Pick your own apples in season. Varieties include Paula Reds, McIntosh, Cortlands, Spartans, Mutsus, Macouns, Red and Golden Delicious. Tractor rides on weekends. 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. Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, (UPDATED: May 09, 2018, JBS)
  • Lemieux's Orchard - apples, pumpkins, corn maze, hay rides
    Priest Hill Road, North Vassalboro, ME . Phone: 207-923-3518. Open: September and October, 10 am to 5 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Lemieux's Orchard Fax. 207-873-4534. Enjoy a fun day at the orchard picking all the apples you want. Apples also available at farmstand until June. They offer hay rides in the fall, featuring their pair of black Persherons, and snow sleigh rides in winter.

Knox County

  • Hardy Farms Apple Orchard - Pick your own apples; squash and pumpkins also available.
    Church Street, Hope, ME . Phone: 207-763-3262. Email: [email protected]. Open: Thursday, Friday and Saturday in September and October, 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM; be sure to call before you go. Directions: one half mile from Route 105.Look for ads in local newspapers. . Click here for a map and directions. . . Click here for a link to the Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 1, 2018, JBS)

Lincoln County

  • Biscay Orchards - apples, flowers, pumpkins, gift shop, restrooms, school tours
    650 Biscay Road, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Phone: (207) 563-3026. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9:00am to 5:30pm Daily Store Opens 3rd week in September and Cider and pumpkins start the first week in October. Directions: From Main St. Damariscotta turn onto the Biscay Road at the light near McDonalds. Travel 2 miles down and the orchard stand is located on your left just across from the beach at Biscay Pond. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . Crops are usually available in September, October. has a variety of apples, un-pasteurized cider, jams, syrup, honey, Vermont Cheddar Cheese, flowers, pies, pumpkins, mums and lots of other seasonal goodies.. they also have pick-your-own throughout the season starting in September (varies a bit each year, usually mid September).
  • County Fair Farm - apples, pumpkins and flowers, maple syrup
    Route 32, Jefferson, ME . Phone: 207-549-3536. Email: [email protected]. Open: 10 am to 6 pm daily June through November. Click here for a map and directions. . We offer our own fresh produce, farm-raised meats, and maple syrup, as well as Maine products and more. We have a corn maze and offer pick-your-own apples and pumpkins with wagon rides in the fall. When the farm stand closes for the season, you can call us and leave a message to make an appointment to buy meat or maple syrup. Pick your own apples, pumpkins and flowers at our pondside garden. Fresh and beautiful. Weekend wagon rides to the Orchard, and pumpkin patch in season. Apples; September to mid-October, Pumpkins; October.

Sagadahoc County

  • Hooper's - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, corn (sweet), pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    856 Back Brooks Road, Monroe, ME 04951. Phone: 207-525-3236. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6 pm call ahead to schedule a group. Directions: From Belfast, take route 7 to brooks village and take a right on the Hall hill road, go 1 mile and bear left at Y onto back brooks road. We are 1.5 miles on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Hooper's is a family farm of 319 acres. We have 2000 dwarf and semi dwarf apple trees with 50 varieties. Main apple crop is Honeycrisp, Liberty, Zestar, Shizuka, Spigold, Jonamac, Cortland, Wolf river, Spigold, Crimsonking, Gala, Empire, Fuji, Gingergold, Pristine, St Edmunds pippin, Florina, Sweet 16, Ida red, Redfree, Williams pride, Williams early red.
  • Rocky Ridge Orchard and Bakery - apples, pumpkins
    38 Rocky Ridge Lane, Bowdoin, ME 04287. Phone: 207-666-5786. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Located about 6 miles north of Mt. Click here for a map and directions. . Email . U-Pick Starting Sept. 6, seven days a week. Route 201 between 125 and 138 intersections; Exit 25 off I95. Handicapped Accessible. Restroom available. Bus parking. A country store with bakery, sandwiches, locally produced goods, and our own freshly pressed apples for cider. Pick your own pumpkins too. Apples - Macintosh, Cortland, also Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Crab Apples, Macoun, Red Free and many more Homemade breads and pastries, including whoopie pies, donuts, sticky buns and pies (apple, of course; strawberry-rhubarb and blueberry are other favorites!) Cote's Ice Cream, Smiling Hill Farm milk. Maine made products and produce, including Maine honey and maple syrup and our own handmade soaps and hand cream. Baked beans and cole slaw on Saturdays! Homemade Pickles. . Ararat High School on Route 201. Our location is handicapped accessible and has something for everyone. Starting right after Labor Day through October 31st, we invite you to come pick our many varieties of apples off the tree or already bagged in the store. We also have a great selection of pumpkins, squash, gourds, cornstalks, and hay. Homemade breads and pastries, including whoopie pies, donuts, bismarks, and pies (apple, of course; strawberry-rhubarb and blueberry are other favorites!) Deli sandwiches on homemade bread. Toot's Ice Cream. Smiling Hill Farm milk. Maine made products and produce, including Maine honey and maple syrup and our own handmade soaps and hand cream. Antiques. Morse's Sauerkraut and Pickles. (UPDATED: September 1, 2021, JBS)

Apple picking tips:

Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out the outside of the tree will ripen first. Once they are picked, they stop ripening. Picking apples directly from a tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist; don't pull straight away from the tree. If two apples are joined together at the top, both will come away at the same time. Don't shake the trees or branches. If the apple you are trying to pick drops, (or others on the tree) go ahead and pick it up. They're perfectly fine! But do wash them before you eat them! More info: How to tell when apples are ripe

  • Once picked, don't throw the apples into the baskets, place them in gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
  • Don't wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
  • For an explanation of why apple slices turn brown and how to stop it, see this page!
  • Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life. A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too. A refrigerator is fine for small quantities of apples. Boxed apples need to be kept in a cool, dark spot where they won't freeze. Freezing ruptures all of an apple's cells, turning it into one large bruise overnight. The usual solution is to store apples in a root cellar. But root cellars often have potatoes in them: apples and potatoes should never be stored in the same room because, as they age, potatoes release an otherwise ethylene gas, which makes apples spoil faster. If you can keep the gas away from your apples, they will keep just fine. Just don't store them right next to potatoes.
    Prevent contact between apples stored for the winter by wrapping them individually in sheets of newspaper. The easiest way to do this is to unfold a section of newspaper all the way and tear it into quarters. Then stack the wrapped apples. See more here: How to store apples at home
  • Apples don't improve or "ripen" after being picked - this is an urban myth - see this page for the truth - with references!

Which apple variety is best?

There are tens of thousands of varieties of apples, developed over centuries. They vary in sugar, acoidity, flavors, storing, crispness and many other attributes. See our guides to apple varieties:

Canning apples - fully illustrated, with step-by-step instructions

Recipes, illustrated with step by step instructions

Using fresh apples and miscellaneous

Pumpkin recipes

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


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