Order Wild Maine Blueberries
How It Works
Step 1 – Tell us the number of 10 lb boxes you want to reserve. No deposit is required. The honor system works, and your word is all we need. Be sure to reserve enough for your freezer to get you through until next season! (There are just over 7 quarts in a box.)
Step 2 – Choose between “Flexible-Date” and “Specific-Date”
- Flexible-date orders, the most popular for our local customers, are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The season will begin approximately August 1 and lasts 2 to 3 weeks.
- Specific-date orders let you choose a pickup date between August 7 and 19.(subject to change as the crop ripens). We do our very best to fill your order on the date you request, but any rain (even a brief shower) stops the harvest. Backup dates are included in this option.
Step 3 – Watch your inbox for two e-mails. The first is a confirmation immediately following your order. The second e-mail will be sent in August, the day your blueberries are harvested, with instructions to pick up your order the following afternoon. Your blueberries will be chilled over night, and we will process them into 10 lb boxes the next morning before you arrive. Wild blueberries from our fields to your table within 24 hours—that’s FRESH!
Wild Maine Blueberries
Note: Fresh blueberries transport better than frozen
Available FRESH the first three weeks in August (weather permitting)
Available FROZEN in early August through early fall, while supplies last
Order early. All orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
No payment is required with your order.
We accept in-state checks and cash, due when you pick up your order.
Unfortunately we are unable to ship our blueberries. All orders are picked up at the farm.
Frequently Asked Questions
When are the blueberries available?
The season for FRESH blueberries typically begins the first week in August and lasts approximately 3 weeks. As with any farming operation, weather dictates the exact dates. Once the season begins, we winnow blueberries every day (weather permitting), Monday through Saturday, until all of the fields are harvested. FROZEN blueberries are available early in August through early fall, while supplies last.
Why order early?
We produce a limited supply of winnowed wild blueberries (leaves and chaff are removed through a series of air blowers and conveyors). Placing an order puts your name on a reserve list with all orders filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Demand has grown, and our ability to fill orders relies entirely on a dry harvest season. One year we were unable to fill all of our orders. Our best advice is to order early.
Can you guarantee my blueberries will be ready on my requested pick-up date?
If the weather allows, we will fill your order on the day you request. However, blueberries cannot be harvested when they are wet, and any rain will have a direct impact on our schedule. For this reason, be certain you have received an e-mail that confirms your order is ready, before making your way to the farm.
Why are the pick up times from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.?
The morning hours are spent boxing your blueberries, with a crazy-busy focus on quality and efficiency. However, if the standard 1 to 6 p.m. pick-up hours do not work for you, let us know and we will do our best to meet your scheduling needs.
How fresh are my blueberries?
Very fresh! Your blueberries are harvested the day before you pick them up. We chill them overnight and winnow them the next morning through a series of belts and blowers.
Can you ship my order, please?!
Fresh blueberries simply cannot be shipped. You would receive a disappointing box of warm blueberry mush. Frozen blueberries require special packaging, dry ice and overnight delivery inflating the cost to $110+ for one box. For the rare customer who could afford this option, we simply do not have the manpower nor in-stock supplies to make it happen. We understand your disappointment, and we are truly sorry!
What do you mean when you say you “winnow” my blueberries?
We process (winnow) the blueberries through a series of belts, blowers, and conveyors to remove leaves and chaff.
How many quarts of wild blueberries are in a 10 lb box?
There are just over 7 quarts in a 10 lb box.
Is there a liner inside the box?
Yes, the blueberries are packaged in a food-safe plastic liner inside the box.
What are the dimensions of the box?
The boxes measure approximately 12” x 8” x 7” tall.
Can I freeze my blueberries?
Yes, that is one of the best things about wild blueberries. They retain their exceptional flavor and nutritional value when frozen. (We put 20+ boxes in our personal freezer every year.)
When do I pay?
You pay when you pick up your order. No deposit is required with your order. We accept in-state checks and cash.
Do you accept credit cards, debit cards, or personal checks?
For our short three-week season, we do not accept credit cards or debit cards. The fees and setup costs are the obstacles. Acceptable forms of payment are in-state checks and cash.