Perseverance Wild Blueberry Farm provides a back-to-nature experience.  Borrow our rakes and buckets to harvest in the traditional way, then clean your own berries with antique winnowers. Or call ahead to place an order for cleaned berries by the pound or quart.  Learn about the history of blueberry farming, and best of all, take home our wild blueberries to eat fresh and freeze for year round use.

Nancy and Lou Sidell have been managing wild blueberries since May of 1987 when they bought Perseverance Wild Blueberry Farm in remote Kingsbury Plantation, in southern Piscataquis County. The 110 acres of blueberries grow on Cowett Hill, with panoramic views of the Barren Mountains, wooded hills, and distant bogs.  The blueberries are grown using Best Management Practices to minimize the use of pesticides.

The blueberries at Perseverance Wild Blueberry Farm are not your usual Downeast Maine Wild Low-bush Blueberries. Yes, ours are the sour-top variety, which grow at higher elevations than those on the barrens of Washington and Hancock Counties. Perseverance Farm blueberries are much more flavorful and uniformly bright blue in color, so come find out for yourself.


  • Pick your Own
    • Pick your Own dates are traditionally August 7th through Labor Day.  In 2013, we will be open Saturday August 3 through Sunday August 25.
    • Monday thru Friday hours are 7 a.m. - noon. 
    • Saturday and Sunday hours are 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. 
    • For more details visit the  Pick Your Own  page.
  • Retail Availability
    • Perseverance Farm (directions on the Contact and Resources Page)
    • Riverside Market on Route 23 in Oakland.  Fresh berries in season, and a year round frozen supply for muffins and desserts.
    • Local roadside stands
    • Local bakeries
  • Learn about Blueberry Farming
    • Navigate this website for more information.  Perseverance Farm information is on the About the Farm page.  And we provide links and resources on the Contacts and Resources page.
    • Visit in August and stock up on the best blueberries.