Blueberry Picking Hours

PICKING UPDATE:

We are now closed for the season  Thank you for a safe and successful

season, we certainly enjoyed seeing you all at the farm.

Wishing you all continued health and happiness, enjoy your 

blueberries!

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

In order to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, we have made several changes for the 2020 season. These changes are based off guidelines from the CDC and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 -Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before entering the fields.

 -Only new, single-use boxes (provided upon arrival) may be used for picking. The boxes hold up to 10 pounds of berries. Berries are $3.75/lb. Please do not bring containers from home.

 -Please practice social distancing while in the fields and when checking out.

 -Depending on how busy we are, we will be limiting the number of people in each field.

 -Please do not eat berries in the fields or while waiting to check out.

 -Pleas wear a face mask when checking out. (We will have some on hand if you need one).  Markers will be provided to help customers maintain safe distancing while waiting to check out.

 -Hand sanitizer will be provided in the weighing shed.

 -And, lastly, please refrain from visiting the farm if you feel ill or have had direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation with these guidelines. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Please note the entrance to the farm has moved to 158 Waterman Road.
Blueberries are $3.75/lb. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.
Restrooms are available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do we find a good place to pick?

Upon arriving at the farm, please stop at the blue and white building. We will provide you with containers and direct you to the fields. We have three fields containing more than 2,000 blueberry bushes. Ample parking is available next to each field.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, we accept all major credit cards in addition to cash and checks.

What varieties of blueberries do you have?

We have two varieties of highbush blueberries: Blueray and Jersey. Blueray is an early to midseason variety that produces large, dark blue berries with sweet flavor. Jersey is a late season variety that produces medium, dark blue berries with a very sweet flavor.

Do you have blueberries already picked to sell?

No, we are solely a pick-your-own operation.

Are you organic?

We are not organic. We use integrated pest management (IPM) strategies to prevent crop damage. IPM practices include natural control, pest monitoring, responsible chemical use, cultivation, and pest resistant varieties.

Do you have restrooms?

Yes, we have a portable restroom.

Can I bring my dog to the farm?

For the safety of all guests, we ask that you please leave all pets (with the exception of service animals) at home.

How long does the season last?

The picking season typically starts mid to late July and lasts until the end of August. However, the start and length of the season are dependent on the weather and how quickly the berries ripen.

158 Waterman Road
Buxton, ME 04093

207-929-5886
 

***Please note there are several irrigation ponds located on the property. Thank you in advance for supervising children at all times.

Directions

From Biddeford and Saco:

Follow North Street (Route 112) to Route 202, turn right at the light and head towards Gorham. Take a left onto Waterman Road after the second traffic light, Estes Farm is on the left.

From Portland:

Take route 22 (Congress Street) west towards Buxton, take a right onto Deering Road just beyond the intersection of 22 & 114. Follow Deering Road to the stop sign and take a left onto Route 202. Take your first right onto Waterman Road, the Farm is on the left.

History

Estes Farm located in Buxton, Maine, has been a family owned and operated business since 1954. The blueberry farm produces pick-your-own highbush cultivated blueberries. Estes Farm has more than 2,000 blueberry bushes with two different varieties that ripen throughout mid-July to September. Estes Farm is located 4 miles from Gorham on Waterman Road. Berries are sold by the pound.

 

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