Located 3 miles from downtown Caribou on route 161 (beside the Caribou Country Club), McElwain's Strawberry Farm has been growing strawberries since 1985. The farm features pre-picked and U-pick strawberries which are generally sold from the end of June through most of July. A retired country schoolhouse serves as the farm's stand where a variety of vegetables including pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, sweet corn, string beans and tomatoes can be purchased when in season.
Pre-picked strawberries are sold at the farm in quart boxes. U-pick strawberries are sold by the pound. You may bring your own boxes or purchase them from us for 10 cents a piece. You may also bring your own containers (bowls, pots, etc.).
Children are welcome! Giving your kids a chance to harvest their own food is a great family experience, and we've found that they learn to be really good pickers. They certainly are proud when their box is full!
Please teach them to walk without stepping on the plants and how to pick "clean" (pick all of the ripe berries, not just the big ones).
Check here or call the farm (207) 498-8276 before coming to pick strawberries. Weather conditions and customer demand will affect availability.
Hours of Operation
8:00 - 5:00 Monday through Saturday
Sometimes open on Sunday 12:00 - 4:00
It is always good to call, check our message below (current picking status) or check our facebook page before coming.
July 28, 2016 - The U-Pick fields are now closed for the year. Thank you for a great strawberry season! We hope you stop by for our other fruits and vegetables as they each come in season - raspberries, apples, cucumbers, sweet corn, tomatoes, lettuce, pumpkins, squash, zucchini, etc.