You’ll Have Loads Of Fun At These 8 Pick-Your-Own Fruit Farms In Maine
There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than juicy strawberries, blueberries and peaches! Maine has some of the best of these fruits and they can be found throughout the state if you’re willing to look around. While it’s easy to pull over to a fresh fruit stand, we love exploring farms and picking our own. These local farms will let you pick your own in Maine. Plus, you’ll have some fun doing it!
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You should always get in touch with the farm before going for a you-pick day since availability depends on ripeness, which can vary depending on the farm and season. As a general rule, availability of fruit is:
Strawberries // mid-June to mid-July
Tart Cherries // early/mid-July to mid/late-July
Raspberries // mid-July to mid-August & early-September to early-October
Blueberries // mid-July to mid/late-August
Pears // late-August
Apples // Labor Day weekend
Plums // late-September
For a comprehensive list of pick-your-own farms in Maine, check out this informative website that has farms, offerings and address separated by region.
Another great way to find local fresh fruits and veggies is at this epic farmer’s market. It’s been around for ages and you’ll find almost anything you want!
Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: [email protected]
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