Best Places for Strawberry Picking Maine – Strawberries! Little vibrant red bites of deliciousness, that give everyone the nostalgic taste of summer. Well known for pairing superbly with lashings of cream, strawberries are also heroes of the fruit world as they provide vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols.
Strawberries are a scrumptious and versatile sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie snack.
Strawberry picking season in Maine is in mostly in May and June, although of course, as with any fruit, weather plays an important role in when these little gems will be ready for you to collect.
So, let’s take a look at the Best Places for Strawberry Picking in Maine.
15 Farm View Dr, New Gloucester, ME 04260
PINELAND FARMS is a “5,000-acre working farm, diverse business campus and educational and recreational venue that welcomes visitors to enjoy its beautiful rural landscape. We invite you to learn about the businesses located on campus and to explore the many activities available. Start at the Market & Welcome Center for more information about activities & events or head straight to the farm for a self-guided tour and educational programs. For recreation passes and rentals please visit the Outdoor Center. Both the Market & Welcome Center and the Outdoor Center are located at 15 Farm View Dr., New Gloucester, Maine.
Pineland’s Produce Division, cultivates 300 acres of crops on Mayall Road in New Gloucester, growing a variety of fruits and vegetables for wholesale and direct purchase. We also grow strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries for pick-your-own (PYO), a great experience at any age.”
Two Lights Road, Bowery Beach Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Maxwell’s Farm has been offering local people the opportunity to pick their own fruit and veg for many years.
“Maxwell’s Farm is Southern Maine’s premier strawberry farm, offering pick-your-own strawberries while enjoying the ocean breeze along Cape Elizabeth’s scenic coast. Starting in 1973 the Maxwell Family began growing strawberries however they’ve been growing fruits and vegetables in Cape Elizabeth, Maine for at least SEVEN generations!
Our goal at Maxwell’s is to produce high quality strawberries in a safe, balanced, and cost effective manner.”
Chipman Farm U Pick Strawberries
32 Goodwin Rd, Minot, ME 04258
At Chipman Farm they offer a wide range of beautiful pick your own produce. In addition strawberries there are also tulips, pumpkins and much more.
The strawberry picking season at Chipman Farm runs from May through to July.
“Our farm is currently 60 acres in size, and we have 19 greenhouses that help us extend our growing season. We hand pick our produce fresh each day, and that is what we are most proud of. Doug has over 30 years of experience growing, and the quality in our produce shows so. Whether you visit our pick-your-own strawberry field, or you shop at our farm stands, we hope you enjoy our produce and continue to support local Maine farms.”
271 Tucker Rd, Wayne, ME 04284
Stevenson’s Farm in Maine is a family run farm providing fresh produce to locals and visitors alike.
“Strawberries have been our business since 1974. We continue to make improvements in the production, quality, and availability of strawberries. Take your pick from sixteen beautiful acres of Maine strawberries and peas.”
McElwain’s Strawberry Farm Maine
711 Sweden St, Caribou, ME 04736
McElwain’s Strawberry Farm has been in the family since 1910.
“Strawberries may be the most popular crop grown on the McElwain farm, but we sell a variety of vegetables and small fruits during the summer and fall.
A retired country schoolhouse serves as the farmstand, where we sell lettuce, beet greens, chard, cukes, peas, new potatoes, string beans, tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, sweet corn, green peppers, broccoli, apples, carrots, onions, pumpkin and squash.
Strawberries are usually ready for picking by the end of June or first part of July, with the season lasting about 3 weeks. Occasionally we will have a late season and picking will last until the end of July. A hot dry season means a shorter season.”
555 Browns Point Rd, Bowdoinham, ME 04008
Fairwinds Farm is a real family affair, and they welcome you and yours to join them to pick your own delightful juicy strawberries.
“Our strawberry fields are open to the public for “Pick Your Own Strawberries” during the strawberry season (typically mid-June through mid-July). Our goal is to raise delicious, healthy crops and sustain the fertile soil that we are fortunate enough to grow on. We grow responsibly, using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Practices…which means we scout our fields regularly for signs of disease or harmful pests. In the event that a problem is found that will greatly hinder quality and production, we will spray our crops.”
Goss Berry Farm
311 Elm St, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256
Goss Berry Farm has been operating and growing a variety of yummy berries since 1988. Their Strawberries are available for picking from Late July onwards. There is nothing better than a day out in the sunshine with the family picking fresh berries to enjoy later with cream!
311 Elm St, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256
Doles Orchard is a family owned and operated business specializing in a variety of Pick-Your-Own fruit. Strawberry picking season at Doles is Mid-June to Mid-July.
“Doles Orchard is a family farm and we want your experience with us to be a family tradition, therefore children are welcome in our patches! A few friendly things to keep in mind; please no running and no jumping over the rows, this keeps the berries from getting squashed.”
6067, 85 Spiller Farm Ln, Wells, ME 04090
Spiller Farm is a huge part of the local community, welcoming families and schools to learn about farming, growing and picking fruit and vegetables.
“Our U PICK begins early June (depending on the season) with strawberries then Raspberries, blueberries, veggies, apples, and pumpkins. Our farm tour wagon ride will go by strawberry fields, pumpkin/ornamental patch, sunset orchard, corn and more. I hope to show our cows, calves and bull on the hay ride or at the sales area. You might see wild turkeys that live here year round or Canadien Geese resting on our corn ground on their migration south. Look for hawks and blue herring too!”
Sites farm, 98 Joaquin Road, Athens, ME 04912
Sites Farm is located in such a beautiful place that the owners offer the opportunity for couples to wed there.
“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.”
There are also blueberries when home reared beef available at the farm.
562 S Clary Rd, Jefferson, ME 04348
Clark Farm warmly invite you and your family to enjoy strawberry picking at their farm in Maine. There are 5 acres of strawberry fields to explore!
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