The summer and fall Aroostook County landscape is dominated by carpets of crops peppered with the bright colors of Northern Maine’s abundant wild and cultivated fruit crops. Foraging for wild strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries while on a mid-summer walk in the woods is almost as irresistible as the bounty itself. Late summer and early fall bring more treats for the taste buds with juicy plums and crisp apples.
If you prefer not to leave it to chance, pick-your-own options abound at one of Northern Maine’s many farms and orchards. Pick plump and delicious highbush blueberries at Circle B Farms or juicy strawberries at McElwain’s, both in Caribou. Pick your own berries and apples at Goughan Farms in Caribou. Follow up with a trip to the farm store where you can stock up on produce, homemade goodies and ice cream made on-site. Enjoy the fresh fruit and produce, cider and treats cultivated, produced and baked by the students of the Presque Isle school district at the SAD#1 School Farm in Presque Isle. Head up to the St- John Valley for another pick-your-own apple experience at J.A. & R. Farms in St. Francis. Whether you enjoy exploring for your own fruit in the wild or want a pick-your-own experience for your family, Northern Maine offers experiences for any appetite.