About Us


Our normal open days do not apply in 2019 due to the anticipated very small blueberry crop. Please call before heading out to confirm that we are open and what our hours will be that day. Thank you.

Farm Owners, Chris and John Bozak

Berry Best Farm Owners, Chris and John Bozak
Berry Best Farm Owners, Chris and John Bozak

Picking Information:

  • Call ahead to confirm we are open. 207-457-1435 See info. on 2019 blueberry crop on our Home page, Update July 16, 2019.
    Please note that we are a family run, working farm. Occasionally, we find it necessary to close the farm due to weather conditions, ripening, etc. It is always best to call ahead on the day you are visiting the farm to confirm that we are open and to see what the picking conditions are for that day.
  • When you arrive, please drive slowly all the way up the driveway past the barns, to the top of the hill, park and check in at the store. Please be aware that at times there are kids playing, loose dogs and horses being ridden on the driveway--so please drive slowly--5mph.
  • We provide the picking buckets but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • All blueberry fields are handicapped accessible.
  • Fruit is sold by the pound.
  • No dogs allowed, with the exception of service dogs.

In 2019 our open days and hours are determined day to day, depending on the amount of blueberries available to pick. Please call ahead 207-457-1435.

 

Questionable Weather? Please call the farm ahead at 207-457-1435 to confirm that we are open. Thank you.

 

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Learn more about us on the Farm History page.

Picking for the Pantries: Sunday, August 12, 2018


Thank You to All Volunteer Blueberry Pickers!

250 lbs. of Fresh Blueberries Were Delivered to Local Food Pantries in New Hampshire and Maine!

On Sunday, August 12, about 100 volunteers participated in our "Picking for the Pantries" event here at the farm. Despite a cloudy and sometimes wet day, over 500 pounds of blueberries were harvested. For a number of years we have hosted this event where folks pick a bucket of blueberries for local food pantries and an equal amount for themselves for free. On Monday the 13th we delivered approx. 250 lbs. of fresh berries to Gerry's Food Pantry, Salvation Army, St. Charles School, and Joseph's Storehouse (all in Rochester); and in Maine to House of Hope in Berwick and the First Parish Congregational Church Pantry in Lebanon. Many thanks to all who took part in "Picking for the Pantries" from this year's abundant crop!

"Picking for the Pantries" 2017

Berry Best Farm donated 173 lbs. of fresh peaches to the following Maine and New Hampshire food pantries:

Seeds of Faith, Rollinsford/S. Berwick

Grant House, S. Berwick

N. Berwick Pantry

Berwick/Somersworth Community Pantry

Rochester Salvation Army

Gerry’s Food Pantry, Rochester

Picking for the Pantries, Wednesday, August 10 - Sunday, August 14, 2016

500 pounds of blueberries were picked in the 2016 "Picking for the Pantries" Event!

Update Monday, August 8, 2016: We have an abundance of berries this year. In addition to our regular picking, come help us harvest fruit for the local food pantries. Starting on Wed., August 10th through Sunday, August 14th, pick one bucket of berries for the pantry and a FREE one for yourself. It is a great way to serve our community. Thank you,

Chris and John Bozak

Community Involvement

Picking for the Food Pantries Special - Being held early in 2016. See above for details.
This event is usually held each year on Labor Day Monday, but may change due to picking conditions. To glean the blueberry fields we offer a "Picking for the Food Pantries" day. Pick blueberries for free that day. Keep half of what you pick for yourself and the other half Berry Best Farm will deliver as a donation to a local food pantry.

 

2014: 550 lbs. of blueberries were donated to eight local food pantries! Thank you to our customers who helped us help others in our community!

 

Three Rivers Land Trust

Preserving and Protecting our Farmland for the Future

In 2010 Berry Best Farm was protected from future development by the Three Rivers Land Trust (3RLT) www.3RLT.org  The loss of viable farmland in York County is becoming an increasing concern. Have you noticed how often housing developers have snatched up open fields for housing--land not likely to be ever tilled again, land lost as open space, land available for food production, pasture or potential forest? We have been concerned and thinking about this issue for some time, but when a nearby field recently sprouted seven houses, we knew it was time to put actions in place. For the past 11 years, 3RLT has been helping landowners preserve and conserve our natural resources. With the help of 3RLT volunteers and through numerous meetings an agreement was drawn up which protects our farm forever from development to be enjoyed by future generations.

Memberships and Useful Links

Brian Bozak Woodworking, Timber Frame Projects, Custom Sawing

www.BozakWoodworking.com

Kristin Peterson-Bozak Website and Email Design www.Peterson-Bozak.com