Friday, March 7, 2014
By Meredith Goad email@example.com
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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.
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.
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.
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
AHLQUIST FARM STAND
20 Small Pond Road
HOURS: 7 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday
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
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
LAVIGNE STRAWBERRY FARM
158 Whichers Mill Road
HOURS: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. No credit cards.
STRAWBERRY HOTLINE: 324-5497
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