Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Maine? Scroll down this page and select your region of the state for a list of U-Pick farms in Maine, sorted by county. Farms offering 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?"). If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. And if you are looking for a local farm stand, roadside stand, farm market or local farmer's market, see our new website, dedicated to those! See your state's crop availability calendar for specific dates of upcoming crops.
If you know of any I missed and want to add a farm, click here! I'm making updates for 2020 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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!
Notes for May 2022: Spring is here and that means Strawberry season is upon us! It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Cherries and Blueberries are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.
We also have 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. 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 Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!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 occur in both the Spring and Fall See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!
Click one of these areas (or click on the map further down this page)
To find a farm in your area of Maine, either click on your area in the list below or on the map further down this page:
Pick-your-own farms, orchards and tree farms must require workers and customers to wear face coverings. Pick-your-own locations and craft and county fairs can have up to four separated zones of up to 50 people each, including staff and customers, with 14 feet separating the zones. Hayride and sleighride staff and customers must wear face coverings and maintain at least 6 feet between household groups of up to 10 people or individuals. Advanced reservations and time restrictions are recommended for corn mazes and haunted houses.
Trick-or-treaters should wear a face covering. A costume mask will not suffice unless it has two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn't leave gaps around the face. Children should avoid indoor spaces that don't allow for easy social distancing. The guidelines warn that traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses and recommend safer activities such as carving pumpkins with household members, decorating houses or living spaces, having a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt for children or holding a Halloween movie night with people you live with
Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book