With the cool crisp air brings apple season. And if you are looking to get outside, get some fresh air, and find something family friendly that is also Covid-19 friendly....apple picking is a great & delicious thing to do.

Here are apple harvest estimates for Maine.

AppleEstimated StartEstimated End
McIntoshEarly SeptemberOctober 5th
CortlandSeptember 15thOctober 15th
Ginger GoldLate AugustSeptember 15th
Red DeliciousOctober 10thOctober 20th
Golden DeliciousOctober 15thOctober 20th
Jona GoldOctober 10thOctober 20th
EmpireOctober 10thOctober 20th
GalaSeptember 15thOctober 15th
Honey CrispSeptember 15thOctober 10th

Ready to head out now? Here are a few pick your own apple orchards around Central and Mid-coast Maine that would love to see you.

  • Boothby's Orchard and Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked
    366 Boothby Road, Livermore, ME 04253. Phone: 207-754-3500.
  • Gagnon Family Orchard - apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), 75 Saunders Road, Greene, ME 04236. Phone: 207-576-0541.
  • Ricker Hill Orchards - ORGANIC, apples
    Rte 117, Turner, ME. Phone: 207-225-3455 Toll free: 877-501-3640. Open: 9 am to 6 pm daily.
  • Chicks Apple and Berry Farm - apples
    571 Maine Street, Monmouth, ME 04259. Phone: (207) 441-6250.
  • Kents Hill Orchard - Apples and pears
    1625 Main Street, Kents Hill, ME.  Phone: 207-685-3522.  You pick or we pick - 10 varieties available as they mature.
  • Lakeside Orchards and Farm Market -   apples,
    318 Readfield Rd, Manchester, ME 04531. Phone number: 207-622-2479.
  • Lemieux's Orchard - apples,
    Priest Hill Road, North Vassalboro, ME.  Phone: 207-923-3518.
  • Mt Nebo Orchards by Pine Bluff Farms - apples,
    339 Wings Mill Road, Mount Vernon, ME 04352. Phone: 207-242-8763.
  • Whit's Apples - apples
    Case Road, Winthrop, ME.  Phone: 207-395-4436.
  • Hardy Farms Apple Orchard - Pick your own apples
    Church Street, Hope, ME.  Phone: 207-763-3262.
  • Beths Farm Market, apples
    1986 Western Rd, Warren, ME 04864. Phone: (207) 273-3695. 
  • Hope Orchards - apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, 434 Camden Road, Hope, ME 04847. Phone: (207) 763-2824.
  • School House Farm - Apples
    171 Atlantic Highway (RT1), Warren, ME, 04864. Phone: 207-273-2440.
  • Bailey's Orchard - Apples 
    North Hunts Meadow Road, 2 miles off Rte 17, Whitefield, ME.  Phone:  207-549-7680.
  • Biscay Orchards - Apples,
    650 Biscay Road, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Phone: (207) 563-3026.
  • County Fair Farm - apples
    Route 32, Jefferson, ME.  Phone: 207-549-3536.

If there are some orchards that you know about that I missed, let me know.

Happy picking...and eating!

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