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Like all summers, ours seemed to go by just. like. that. Between our busy schedule and humid summer days, MP thought she missed the opportunity to pick strawberries altogether. And while buying fresh berries at the farmers’ market is an option, there’s nothing quite like going to a farm or field to pick your own fruit.

Then, via Facebook, the folks at Goss Berry Farm in Mechanic Falls reminded MP about late season strawberries. Suddenly, it didn’t matter that June and July had passed by in a flash, PYO strawberries were on the horizon! And if that weren’t enough, high bush blueberries and sunflowers were also plentiful. On a picture perfect August morning, MP and DP drove to the farm with plans to pick as many berries as humanly possible.IMG_1268


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Libby & Sons U-Picks in Limerick is a Cute Potato favorite for blueberry picking this season. The highbush berries are plentiful and easy for the wee ones to pick (most of the ripe fruit is at the lower branches). We chose traditional Jersey Blues, which are sweet and delicious, and Blue Crop, a larger, tangier variety. The 40-acre farm also offers apples and with luck, peaches next summer. There are several picnic tables shaded by apple trees if you want to bring lunch and stay awhile. And trust us, you will.

Owners Mary, Mike and Aaron Libby are some of the nicest and most accommodating people we’ve met. Don’t miss their homemade blueberry donuts—the perfect treat after an afternoon of berry picking.

Libby & Sons U-Picks

86 Sawyer Mountain Road

Call ahead or visit their web site to check best days for picking.

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