Freshly picked berries are a wonderful Maine treat. Juicy and sweet, berries are nutrient-packed and great for snacking and baking or using in fruit platters and smoothies.
We offer pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries and strawberries during the seasons and times listed below.
Our blueberry field has 500 bushes ready for picking from mid-July through August. When the blueberries are in season, we are open for picking during normal ice cream shop hours.
Blueberries are $4/pint.
We offer pick-your-own raspberries mid-July and late August through the end of October. The summer raspberries are located across the street from the main farm. The beautiful fall berries are available in our raspberry high-tunnel. Hours of operation are the same as the rest of the farm.
Raspberries are $5/pint.
Strawberries - Expanded this year!
Our beautiful, high-density strawberry planting system means virtually no weeds and soft grass for your feet. No more trudging through mud and searching through a forest of weeds to find your berries! We offer pick-your-own strawberries from mid-June through early-July.
Strawberries are $2.95/lb.
How to Pick Berries
Because berries are small, it’s important to pick them (and enjoy or store them) at exactly the right time. Their shelf life is much shorter than that of an apple, for instance.
Ripe, ready-to-pick berries have vibrant colors with little-to-no green. For example, ripe strawberries will be bright red and have no green spots. The only exception to this rule is blueberries. A blueberry will take on its characteristic blue hue before it is ripe.
Luckily, however, there are other ways, besides just color, to know if a berry is ripe.
Ripe berries are aromatic. If the berry you are eyeing has a strong, sweet blueberry, strawberry or raspberry smell, it is ready to harvest.
The body of the berry should be firm, but not hard. Mushy berries have probably passed their peak freshness. A perfect berry is a firm one that separates easily from the bush.
Most berries will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Store your berries in a freezer for longer keeping.