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. Pick-your-own customers should bring their own containers to take the berries home. Pre-cleaned berries will be sold in 10-lb. cardboard flats. Masks are required, and payment is by cash or check.
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.
Unlike the usual Downeast Maine wild low-bush blueberries, ours are the sour-top variety (also called velvet-leaf blueberry), which grow at higher elevations. Perseverance Farm blueberries are much more flavorful and uniformly bright blue in color. Come find out for yourself.
Pick-Your-Own dates are Friday, August 7th through Wednesday, August 19th, when the berries ran out. The crop was reduced by a June 1 frost.
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - noon
Saturday and Sunday
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Perseverance Farm blueberries are much more flavorful and uniformly bright blue in color. Come find out for yourself.