June 16, 2010

Natural Foodie: Season’s fleeting, but organic berries abound in Maine

By Avery Yale Kamila akamila@mainetoday.com
Staff Writer

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WHERE TO FIND BERRIES

Here's a map to guide your berry search.

 

WANT MORE ORGANIC EATS?
Check out the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association website, www.mofga.org, where there is a directory of certified organic Maine farms that allows you to search by the products they offer. Find it under the Resources tab.

PEAKED MOUNTAIN FARM
www.peakedmountainfarm.com
Look for their fresh wild blueberries at Jordan’s Farm stand in Cape Elizabeth, Farmers Fare in Rockport, Barrels in Waterville, McLaughlin’s Seafood in Bangor, Paradis in Brewer and Ridley’s Farm in Shapleigh.

RICKER HILL ORCHARDS
www.rickerhill.com
Look for their pints in Hannaford, Whole Foods Market and other natural food stores.

SEWALL’S ORCHARD

259 Masalin Road, Lincolnville. 763-3956; www.sewallorchard.com
Offers a small rake-your-own blueberry field overlooking Camden Hills State Park that produces berries roughly every other year. Call in advance to see if blueberries are available.

STAPLES HOMESTEAD BLUEBERRY FARM
302 Old County Road, Stockton Springs. 567-3393
Once the berries ripen in August, buy quarts of wild blueberries direct from the farm or do your own picking or raking from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, weather permitting. You can pre-order cases with 16 quarts by phone and pick them up at the farm.

STONESET FARM
Offers wild blueberries at Whole Foods Market and Blue Hill Coop. Find them on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Castine Farmers Market; Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Brooklin Farmers Market; Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Stonington Farmers Market; and on Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Blue Hill Farmers Market.

SWEET SEASON FARM

77 Liberty Road, Washington. 845-3028; sweetseasonfarm.com
Buy them at the farm store or take advantage of the limited pick-your-own operation.

TWO TOAD FARM
www.twotoadfarm.com
Offers wild blueberries on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at the Sanford Farmers Market.

WILDWOOD ACRES FARM
Hadley Lake Road, East Machias. (401) 644-6506
Get pick-your-own wild blueberries by appointment, typically starting in August.

YODER HEIRLOOMS

Offers berries from Sweet Season Farm in Washington on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Monument Square at the Portland Farmers Market.

Staff Writer Avery Yale Kamila can be contacted at 791-6297 or at: akamila@pressherald.com

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