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 Spring is here!!!  

 

Frank has been getting the equipment ready and the seeds planted.  Our living and dining rooms have become nurseries for baby veggies and flowers.

The Maine Senior FarmShare Program (MSFP) is allowing us farmers to take applications over the phone this year.  You don't have to fill out a paper application or come in person.

If you are interested in becoming a member with our farm or have any questions, call me (Joan) at     551-6899 or 498-8276.


3 eligibility guidelines:

  •   Must be a Maine resident;
  •   Must be 60 or older;
  •   Must have a gross annual household income, including all pensions, social security and    other payments, below $23,107 (1 person household) and $31,284 (2 person household)  

 

Looking forward to seeing you this summer!! :)

 

 

 

 

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 boxes and/or picking flats in the field. You may also bring your own containers (bowls, pots, etc.) and we can weigh them before you fill them.

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).

Avoid Disappointment

Check here, our facebook page, 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.