June 19, 2013

Strawberry festivals spread sweetness in Maine

By Meredith Goad mgoad@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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WHERE: Washington Fire Department on

Old Union Road

HOW MUCH: No admission fee, but bring money to buy home-baked goods and raffle tickets.

WHAT ELSE: The menu will include strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, strawberry pizza and assorted sandwiches. Entertainment by the Possums and Medomak

Steel Drum Band.

FMI: Sponsored by the Ladies Guild of Washington; 845-3102.

RANGELEY

WHAT: Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen's Association Strawberry Festival

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11

WHERE: Oquossoc Park, Carry Road

HOW MUCH: Free

WHAT ELSE: Strawberry shortcake, pies, crafts, gifts and yard sale.

FMI: Call Renee Sopel at 864-2187.

PICK YOUR OWN

HERE'S A SAMPLING of farms in southern Maine where you can pick your own strawberries. It's a good idea to call ahead, because farms occasionally close for a day to let berries ripen.

Usually Riverside Farm Stand and Greenhouse in North Berwick is on this list, but that farm will not have a pick-your-own operation this year because of a crop failure in that particular field. They will, however, still be selling strawberries from other fields they have harvested themselves.

CAPE ELIZABETH

MAXWELL'S FARM

Strawberry fields are off Two Lights Road and are marked with red and green signs.

HOURS: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Always closed Sundays. Cash or checks only.

STRAWBERRY HOTLINE: 799-3383

WILLIAM H. JORDAN FARM

21 Wells Road

HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

Call first.

STRAWBERRY HOTLINE: 767-2740

ALEWIVES BROOK FARM

83 Old Ocean House Road (Route 77)

HOURS: 9 a.m. until sunset, usually about 7 or 7:30 p.m.

BUSINESS NUMBER (NOT a hotline; do not call after hours): 799-7743

GORHAM

AHLQUIST FARM STAND

20 Small Pond Road

HOURS: 7 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday

INFO: 839-4080

LIMINGTON

DOLES ORCHARD

187 Doles Ridge Road

HOURS: 6 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8 p.m. daily, except when closed to ripen

STRAWBERRY HOTLINE: 793-4409

NEW GLOUCESTER

PINELAND FARMS/GILLESPIE FARMS DIVISION

752 Mayall Road

HOURS: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Ten percent senior discount on Wednesdays for pickers ages 62 and older. No dogs.

STRAWBERRY HOTLINE: 657-2877

SANFORD

LAVIGNE STRAWBERRY FARM

158 Whichers Mill Road

HOURS: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. No credit cards.

STRAWBERRY HOTLINE: 324-5497

WELLS

SPILLER FARM

85 Spiller Farm Lane

HOURS: 8 a.m. to close (closing time varies) Monday to Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

STRAWBERRY HOTLINE: 985-2575

 

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