In case you haven't noticed, strawberries are everywhere. They are likely one of the first items you'll see as you walk in the supermarket. The season is getting off to a robust start, thanks in part to a cool spring. Maine's strawberry season aligns perfectly with the Fourth Of July holiday. So, before you hit a parade, spend an hour or so in the fields. Have friends and/or family arriving this weekend? If they want to do "Maine stuff," taking them strawberry picking is an amazing option.

Make sure to call ahead for times, as early morning are likely your best bet. Nothing is worse than slaving away during peak sun hours, and having to spend the rest of your day dealing with too much sun instead of harvesting your crop. Below is a list of places for central Maine: