What's Picking Today

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Always check here or our Facebook updates for current picking conditions and availability.

Thank you to everyone who visited over this past week, including a special thank you to our fantastic staff members! Together you all made it a wonderful week!

Due to inclement weather and tropical storm warning we will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
On Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday August 6,7,8 & 9 we will be Open from 8am-2pm with Excellent Blueberry Picking!

We will have Live Music in our Pavilion, that can be heard throughout our picking fields! We’ll be making our Homemade Donuts (Blueberry, Strawberry, Apple Cider & Red Velvet), our Fresh Fruit Smoothies and Hot Kettle Corn! Shuttle rides are available to and from our picking fields.

We are doing everything we can to continue to offer you a Fruity Family Fun Experience!

Please review the following guidelines BEFORE visiting.

For the health and well-being for all our customers and staff members we have made some necessary changes and additions to our pick your own experience.

  • There is a new check-in area. Please follow the new signage.

  • Temporarily fruit will not be weighed and will be sold by volume. This will be done by purchasing of containers prior to picking. Please see ‘Picking Cost’ tab on our website for container costs.

  • Only new containers will be used and will be provided at check-in at each visit. No containers from home or previously purchased Libby & Son U-pick containers will be allowed.

  • In accordance with state guidelines the use of masks is required, for those who are able, when physical distancing is difficult to maintain, and we will be minimizing customer to employee touches and exchanges.

  • Touchless Payment is available with Apple/Samsung Pay, along with all major credit cards.

  • These new changes and additions are for the well-being of all. Some are temporary and will be subject to change while others will be permanent. For more information please see our full guidelines below.

  • There is a new entrance and check in, please follow the signs. There is no entry through the front door of the building as this will be exit only

  • Fruit will not be weighed, and it will be sold by the container. This will be done by purchasing of containers prior to picking. Please see ‘Picking Cost’ tab on our website for container costs.

  • No outside containers or containers from previous years will be allowed. Each visit you will be provided with a new container prior to entering the picking field.

  • We accept credit cards, Apple/Samsung Pay, cash and checks.

  • Per state Guidelines the use of masks is required, if able, where physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

  • For the health and wellbeing of all individuals please maintain a safe distance from one another while in our fields, picnic areas, shopping and in lines.

  • Please stay home is you have a cough, fever, or you’re not feeling well.

  • Early entry is available a half hour prior to opening, for seniors and immunocompromised individuals to pick.

  • Hand washing is required before entering picking fields, frequent hand washing is encouraged. For your convenience we have expanded our handwashing stations.

  • Eating or Sampling of fruit and or other purchased food items in the fields and orchards is not permitted in accordance with the State of Maine Guidelines. Our picnic areas will be open, and food can be consumed while sitting there.

  • The inside restroom is reserved for handicapped individuals or families with small children as there is a changing station. Otherwise please use our other restroom facility located at the back of the building. This facility has running water and A/C.

  • We ask that parents ensure that their children understand and can meet the guidelines above before deciding to come.

  • If you’re uncomfortable with the current environment and/or the guidelines set forth above, we encourage you to visit us at a later date. We reserve the right to ask non-compliant guests to leave and visit us another day.

  • Make sure to Follow Us on Instagram @libbyupicks to see what’s going on at the Farm and behind the scenes photos!

    Picking Season Chart

    Picking Cost

    Temporarily all fruit will be sold by Pre-Purchased containers. No weighing of fruit. All individuals (over the age of One) must have a purchased picking container to enter picking fields. Containers can be purchased in any amount over your group size minimum. Blueberry & Raspberry picking fields are separate and each require minimum picking containers to enter. Prices and purchasing structure are subject to change. All amenities (restroom facilities, shaded picnic areas, shuttle rides, live music etc.) are included, no admission charges. Free Live Music subject to availability and is posted when available.

    Blueberry Picking

    Blueberries are sold by container and need to be pre-purchased prior to entering picking fields. Each individual needs to have a purchased container to enter picking fields. Containers can be purchased in any amount over your group size minimum.

    One Quart (approx. 1.5lbs) $8.99 – Allows One Person (adult or child above the age of 1) into picking fields
    10Lb Blueberry Box $59.99 - Allows Up to 6 People (adult or child above the age of 1) into picking fields

    Our Blueberry Picking Season starts in Early July and Continues into October - Peak Blueberry picking is Mid July to Mid August
    Varieties In Season - Duke, Early Blue, Polaris, Spartan, Patriots, Blue Crop & Hannah's Choice

    Picking Season has not started - Nelson, Bonus, Jersey, Elliott & Aurora
    Picking Season has ended - None

    Raspberry Picking

    Raspberries are sold by container and need to be pre-purchased prior to entering picking fields. Each individual needs to have a purchased container to enter picking fields. Containers can be purchased in any amount over your group size minimum.

    One Pint (approx. .75lbs) $5.99 - Allows One Person (adult or child above the age of 1) into picking fields

    Our Summer Raspberry Picking Season starts in Early July and continues into August

    Varieties In Season - Boyne, Prelude, Nova, Encore

    Picked Out for the Season - None

    Our Fall Raspberry Picking Season starts in Mid-August and continues into October - Peak Raspberry picking is Mid-September
    Varieties In Season - None

    Not Picking Yet - Polana, Anne(yellow), Autumn Bliss, Joan J, Autumn Britten, Jaclyn & Caroline

    Apple Picking

    Our Apple Picking Season starts in Mid August and continues into November.

    Varieties in Season - None

    Picking Season has not started - Zestar!, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Blondee, Honeycrisp, Gala, McIntosh, Cortland, Macoun, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Fuji, Red Delicious, Empire & Northern Spy

    Picked out for the Season - None

    Peach Picking

    Peaches are
    Our Peach Picking Season starts in Mid-August and continues into September
    Varieties in Season - None

    Picking Season has not started - Glenglo, Saturn, Starfire, Flaming Fury PF 15, Coralstar, Flaming Fury PF 23 & Cresthaven
    Varieties Picked Out - None

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    How we Grow

    A Family Owned & Operated Fruit Farm

    We are a multi-generational family owned and operated farm, dedicated to growing quality and environmentally conscious fruits. We want our land to be farmed for many more generations, that’s why we are focused on long term stewardship of the land by growing in a sustainable manner. We want our local farm to sustain itself by working with nature and the environment.

    Our family strives to grow the healthiest fruit possible for your family to enjoy. We follow a strict Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system, IPM is an environmentally friendly, common sense approach for controlling pests. All materials used are biodegradable, both synthetic & organic materials and are used as last step of IPM.

    Preserving and enhancing the health of the soil is key for sustainable farming. Retaining and improving natural healthy soil is key to for maintaining healthy fruit trees and plants. The soil is alive and needs the proper amount of organic matter. Organic matter represents a small portion of the soil but is the most important dominates the whole health of the plant. The organic matter is where the beneficial microbes are abundant. Many minerals are already in the soil but not in a form that the plants are able to access. Enhancing the natural process of the soil will increase microbial actions converting the organic nitrogen & organic phosphorus into a form that the plant will utilize. Healthy soil will increase the amount of nutrients readily available and will result in an improved soil tilth. Soil, tissue and fruit samples are conducted throughout the year to monitor the 17 essential nutrients required for plant growth.

    We use NO petroleum based granular synthetic fertilizer. Petroleum based granular synthetic fertilizer can harm the organic matter.

    We use NO systemic herbicides on our farm. The use of such materials like “Round Up” was discontinued several years ago over the concerns of our soil health.

    What is Integrated Pest Management?

    “Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
    The IPM approach can be applied to both agricultural and non-agricultural settings, such as the home, garden, and workplace. IPM takes advantage of all appropriate pest management options including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides.
    In contrast, organic food production applies many of the same concepts as IPM but limits the use of pesticides to those that are produced from natural sources, as opposed to synthetic chemicals.”

    US EPA https://www.epa.gov/safepestcontrol/integrated-pest-management-ipm-principles

    Maine Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programs https://extension.umaine.edu/ipm/programs/

    “Integrated pest management (IPM) is a sound, sensible approach to dealing with pests—insects, plant diseases, weeds, and more—with methods that protect human health and the environment while saving money.

    IPM is integrated because it brings together, or integrates, a range of biological, organic, cultural, mechanical, and chemical options for pest problems. IPM is about more than just bugs—it’s also about fungi and mildew, bacteria, viruses, weeds, and wildlife, all of which can be pests if they’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    It’s about management because you can only manage pests—you can’t get rid of them forever, no matter what anyone tells you.”

    -Northeastern IPM Center http://www.northeastipm.org/ipm-in-action/what-is-ipm/

    Do Not Follow you GPS down Norton Road. Continue south on Route 11 (until you see our U-Pick sign) and take a Left onto Pickerel Pond Road.

    Your GPS will say Norton Road is quicker but it lies 😉

    Avoiding Norton Road is a quicker and safer route 🙂

    Please read our How We Grow page for how we farm in a sustainable manner.

    Blueberries: Our fresh blueberries will keep 3 weeks refrigerated or 1 year frozen. Berries will keep a few days or more at room temperature and should be chilled as soon as possible. For best results do not wash the berries prior to storing (fridge or freezer). Washing is not necessary but if you like to, only wash berries prior to consuming. Handle the berries as little as possible. Both washing and over handling will remove the natural film on the berry called the “bloom”. The bloom is necessary for longer shelf life. Always allow air to circulate while refrigerated, never store in a sealed container or bag in the fridge. Remove berries from refrigerator one to two hours before serving. Berries are at their fullest flavor at room temperature. When freezing store in a sealed container or freezer bag. Dry unwashed berries will freeze individually (like little marbles) and will pour out easily. For most recipes thawing the berries is not needed.

    Summer Hours depend on ripe fruit available, when we have ripe fruit to pick we will be open. All picking hours and days are posted on this site on the Picking Today page and on our Facebook page, also on our phone message (207)793-4749. We do close for ripening and for inclement weather when needed. Please check the Picking Today page or call before you venture out.

    Fall Hours are Tuesday-Sunday 9am-5pm unless otherwise posted. Always check for fruit availability.

    The posted closing time is the last entry into our picking fields. Our picking fields will remain open up to an additional 30 minutes after posted closing time.

    There is No Admission charges and no cost for parking. Fruit is sold by Pre-Purchased containers.

    Please click on the What’s Picking Today for fruit availability and prices.

    Touchless Payment is available with Apple/Samsung Pay, along with all major credit cards, cash and checks. We also have an ATM for your convenience.

    Yes! We offer educational tours for all ages and group sizes during the Fall Harvest. All types of tours are welcome including Senior Groups, Bus Tours etc. We are also available (November-April) for at school, corporate, conference presentations. Please call for more information and reservations.

    In accordance with Federal Food Safety Laws (FSMA) no pets are allowed on the farm. Service animals trained to assist a person with a disability are always welcome.

    Only new containers will be used and will be provided at check-in at each visit. No containers from home or previously purchased Libby & Son U-pick containers will be allowed.

    Maine weather can change quickly and is unpredictable. It is good to come prepared i.e.. jacket, sweatshirt, hat, shorts, raingear sunscreen, bug spray etc. Cold beverages are available for purchase. We have a picnic area for to enjoy your lunch. Either pack a lunch or enjoy hot food on certain days (most weekends but call to make sure).

    We have multi room restroom facilities including a handicapped accessible restroom all with hot and cold running water (no out houses!). Our check in/out building and pavilion are heated for those crisp fall apple picking days. Shuttle rides are available to take guest over the entire picking fields. A shaded picnic area is available.

    We currently have 12 varieties/10,000 Blueberry plants on over 18 acres and are still planting more. We also have 18 varieties/5,500 Apple Trees , 7 varieties of Peaches and 4 varieties of Plums. We have 7 varieties/2,000 Raspberry plants and we are planting more next year. In total we have about 40 acres in production each year.

    YES, within 1/2 mile of our farm on Sawyer Mt Rd. there is a new parking lot and trail to the summit. This new trail connects to the existing trail and parking lot located on RT. 117 Maps will be available at our farm. For more information on Sawyer Mt. visit Francis Small Heritage Trust, Inc.

    No, I am sorry we do not grow strawberries. However we recommend visiting Doles Orchard, they have pick your own strawberries in season. Doles is located in Limington, 6 miles away from us.

    Yes, there are hundreds of places to stay the night in Southern Maine.  Accommodations from ocean front to lake front to mountain views. From 5 star resorts to motels, from bed & breakfast Inn’s to campsites.

    The Jeremiah Mason House Bed & Breakfast is located in the Limerick Village.

    No unauthorized professional photography is allowed. All photographers must contact us in advance for our photography guidelines. No UAV (Drone) aerial photography is permitted.

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    We are located in Southern Maine at 86 Sawyer Mountain Road, Limerick

    DO Not Take Norton Road

    Follow our U-Pick signs on Route 11 in Limerick for best results.

    From the Portland area take Route 25 west, in Limington turn Left on Route 11 south. Continue south on Rte 11 into Limerick and turn right onto Pickerel Pond Road and follow our U-Pick signs.

    Avoid the following roads, they are not shortcuts, Norton Road, Coffin Hill Road and Staples Road.

    Contact Us

    207-793-4749 info@libbysonupicks.com


    86 Sawyer Mountain Road Limerick, Maine 04048

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