It’s hard to believe it but August is here, and that means it is Blueberry Picking Season here in Southern Maine! Yes, Maine is known for its incredible blueberries, and you are sure to get your fill of delicious seasonal treats when visiting Kennebunkport Maine. But sometimes enjoying the berries isn’t quite enough and you’ve got to get outside and pick your own! Fortunately, there are loads of great options on the Southern Maine Coast to enjoy.
There are two spots for picking very close to the Maine Stay, so all you have to decide is which
direction to travel! Head north over the Kennebunkport border into Arundel, and check out the small Dragonfly Meadow Blueberry Farm. As the name implies, blueberries are their specialty, but make sure to check their site first – if the crop got over picked and there aren’t enough ripe berries, they might close for a day. We think that’s awesome, because a bucket full of too-tart berries is not our fave.
Head south and west to the larger Spiller Farm – you’ll find them mentioned on our list of awesome places for picking of all kinds – apples, strawberries, pumpkins, and more! Their blueberry crop is in season right now and we can’t wait to get over there. Plus when you’re there you will probably be tempted by all the amazing crops in the farm store – we can never resist their homegrown corn or their juicy tomatoes.
A list of places to pick blueberries in the Kennebunkport Maine area wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Laudholm Farm at the Wells Reserve, where many of their paths are flanked by high bush blueberry bushes. There’s no setup for official blueberry picking, but what could be better than meandering through a gorgeous landscape and nibbling on freshly picked berries? Yeah, I couldn’t think of anything either… If you are traveling around the Southern Maine area for a day trip, or even headed to other parts of Maine to explore, check out the fairly comprehensive list of pick-your-own blueberry farms sorted by county.
Traveling home and just have to bring a pint or two home with you? Check out the assortment of freshly picked berries just around the corner from the Maine Stay Inn at Patten’s Berry Farm. Or if you are visiting on a Saturday, head over to downtown Kennebunk and check out the amazing Farmer’s Market on Garden Street. With dozens of vendors with crops of all types, you are sure to find high and low bush blueberries along with oodles of other delicious fresh-from-the-farm treats. Don’t miss out on this year’s blueberry season here in Maine!