Who knew that July 10 was "Pick Blueberries Day?" Well now there is at least you and me. With that in mind I went looking for the closest farms to pick them.Blueberries in Maine generally are ready mid-July to early August, so if you see a place you think you want to visit you may way to call ahead or check their Facebook to be sure the berries are ready to go.

Here is the list by distance from Bangor (because that's how I roll.)

LEVANT 18 min (10.0 mi) via Ohio St and ME-222 W

Treworgy Orchards 3876 Union Street (207) 884-8354 Available from mid-July to mid-August

ORLAND 34 min (23.3 mi) via ME-46 S

Nancy Place Homestead The driveway Location: 1313 Bald Mountain Road, but the actual address is 50 Nancy Field Road. Customers please enter slowly and the check in. Please call ahead for weekday picking/raking. (207) 949-0880

STOCKTON SPRINGS 39 min (24.8 mi) via Main St and US-1A W

Staples Homestead Location: 302 Old County Road  Certified organic, usually ready about the first of August. (207) 567-3393

GREENFIELD 42 min (27.4 mi) via I-95 N and Greenfield Rd

Alexander’s Wild Maine Blueberries Location: 79 Alexander Way Low bush blueberries

(207) 570-7500

CANAAN 44 min (45.1 mi) via I-95 S

Ray and Nancy Reitze’s Location:159 Earthways Road Highbush berries. Organic, but not certified. Open 9 am to dusk, 7 days a week, while in season. No dogs allowed. (207) 426-8138 .

BEDDINGTON 53 min (42.2 mi) via State Rte 9 E

Beddington Ridge Farm Location:1951 State Highway 193 Downeast Maine wild blueberries. Use their rakes or bring your own. Call ahead for hours (207) 638-2664 .

FRANKLIN 55 min (39.7 mi) via US-1A E

Hog Bay Blueberries Location:207 Hog Bay Road Overlooks a beautiful salt marsh. Rakes provided. (207) 565-3584

BROOKSVILLE 1 h 1 min (44.6 mi) via ME-15 N

Blue Sky Farm Location: 508 Weir Cove Road (Cape Rosier) Certified organic saltwater blueberries (207) 326-9099

LINCOLNVILLE 1 h 7 min (52.0 mi) via ME-141 S/Swan Lake Ave and US-1 S

Sewall Orchard Location: 259 Masalin Road  Organic, but not certified.

(207) 763-3956

WASHINGTON 1 h 15 min (62.0 mi) via US-202 W and ME-220 S

Sweet Season Farm Location: 77 Liberty Road High bush blueberries and raspberries. AND a cafe where you can sit and eat, an ice cream shop, a farm and a gift store. “We are not certified organic but follow the principles and are committed to sustainable agriculture, our environment and the flora and fauna that share our piece of earth.” (207) 845-3028

SOMERVILLE 1 h 16 min (60.2 mi) via US-202 W

Crummett Mountain Farm Location: 305 Crummett Mountain Road MOFGA-certified organic wild blueberries. (207) 549-7314

If you'd like to go further or perhaps you are for another purpose you can find more here and happy picking. Never been before? Check out the video to see what you are in for.