Grassy field with bright blue blueberry showing through and pinetrees in the background

Wild Blueberry Exchange

To post wild blueberry equipment that you are looking for or have for sale on our Wild Blueberry Exchange page, please send information to Mary Michaud, mary.j.michaud@maine.edu, with a description of the item, a contact name, telephone number and/or email address, along with your asking price. Also, please let us know when you have sold your equipment so we can remove your ad from our website.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  There are many scams being perpetrated today and it would be prudent for each grower posting blueberry equipment for sale or wanted on our website to know who he is selling his equipment to and make sure checks received are legitimate before releasing any equipment.

No product endorsement is implied, nor is discrimination intended against similar products. Cooperative Extension makes no warranty or guarantee of any kind concerning these products.

WANTED



Wanted: Used or new blueberry cleaning line for fresh wild blueberries and used or new fresh blueberry destemmer.
Date posted: July 14, 2020
Contact: Guillaume Larouche
Email: glarouche@planchersmercier.com
Phone: 819.473.0441


Wanted: Blueberries. Will buy blueberries for resale all year long, fresh or frozen.
Date posted: May 1, 2020
Contact: Don O’Connor
Email: breadwinnerdon@gmail.com


Wanted: Used Emerson walk behind blueberry Harvester
Contact: Reino Liimatainen
Phone: 207.272.8986
Email: bornfreefarmme@gmail.com
Date posted: December 10, 2019



Wanted: The Skowhegan Farmers’ Market is looking for a few new vendors for the 2019 summer season. The market is on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  We are specifically interested in the following:  Berries, Poultry/Eggs, Value Added Goods (all kinds!), Dairy (cow), bottled milk, yogurt, etc. For more information and if you are interested in applying please visit our website.

Website: 
www.skowheganfarmersmarket.com/newvendors
Date Posted: January 22, 2019


Wanted: We are looking for wild blueberries walk behind harvester or small harvester which is used with a small tractor. Something like in the picture on right. It could be new or used, if you have something to offer, please, contact us.
Email:
lusis@sparlats.com
Tel: 3-712.838.1999
Current: 
December 2018


Page Contact: Mary Michaud

Phone: 207.581.3175
Email: mary.j.michaud@maine.edu


FOR SALE

Land



For Sale: 100+ acres overlooking Pleasant River and the ocean, ~25 acres of improved blueberry fields. Over $100,000 worth of irrigation installed, including a nearly new John Deere pump, used less than 50 hours. Sod present is ideal for landscaping as well. Would be ideal land for solar panels.
Contact: Ivan
Price: $165,000
Tel: 207.263.6757
Current: May 2020



Lease: Approximately 16 Acres. Last harvested in 2015. Was the most productive field for one of the bigger harvesting companies who maintained it since the 1940’s and dropped in 2016. Landowner lease includes maintenance of field with first payment in 2022. Can be certified organic next year.
Where: Pittston
Contact: Matt Greaney
Email: mattg72085@gmail.com
Date posted: June 4, 2019


 

Pre-Owned Field Equipment



New Field Equipment


For Sale:

1. Rhino 38 inch flail mower self powered
2. Irrigation pump (new, never used) PTO powered, 30 ft. suction pipe with foot valve.
3. 1986 GMC dump truck, routinely carries 168 Blueberry boxes.
4. JD Grading plow blade, 7 foot, like new.
5. JD Finish Mower, 6 foot, PTO powered, used to prune fields.
–All in very good working condition
Contact: Jack Lane, Pleasant Mountain Blueberries, Rockport, ME
Email: wildblueberry2jack@gmail.com
Phone: 207.236.6596
Date posted: June 16, 2020


For Sale: 3-head hydraulic flail mower. Made by Maine Blueberry Equipment.
Contact:  Mark
Email: bbfarm@me.com
Date: May 2020


For sale: 2015 Leon Perry Blueberry Harvester on John Deere Tractor. 150 hours, works excellent. In excellent condition and ready for this year’s harvest.
Contact: Terri Crowley
Phone: 207.497.5631
Date posted: May, 2020


For Sale: Two mechanical pickers, good working condition, recently serviced and used this past season.
Price: $3,000 each
Contact: Terry Sprague
Tel: 207.667.3169
Current: May, 2020


For Sale: Irrigation equipment, all in excellent condition.

Contact: David Whitney
Tel: 207.632.7117
Email: david@whitneywreath.com
Current: May, 2020

The three sprinkler heads are still in the box, and priced at $1500.00 each. All used guns are $1000.00 each, and aluminum pipes/fittings are roughly half the price of new.


For Sale: (2) 3,000 gallon fuel tanks (for gas, oil and diesel only).
Contact: Ted Knadler, Mace Farms
Tel: 207.584.3876
Price: $700 each
Current: May, 2020


Boxes and Processing Equipment


Free: Antique blueberry crates – wood

Over 200 crates available for immediate pickup – free. Fresh pack crates used in the field. 3-layer crates, 24 qts with dividers. Have been in storage. Condition varies. Take one, some, or all.

Available until  mid-September. I can set best ones aside for you if I know your definite interest and how many you would like.
Contact: Charmian.proskauer@verizon.net
Date posted: August 31, 2020

Blueberry crates


For Sale: 30″ x approximately 19′ food grade heavy duty belt with 1/2″ V belt vulcanized to back on center. To be sold together with two v-groved roller/pulleys w/1″ shafts to make up a pick-off belt.

Belt is new old stock made by Colmar belting of Boston years ago. Rollers have not been installed since being zinc plated.
Contact: Eric Rowe, Evans Mountain Farm
Location: Straford, NH
Tel: 603.235.5045
Text: 603.235.5045
Email: bluberry1@tds.net
Date posted: May, 2020


For Sale: “Cigar Box” – 5 lb boxes for fresh or frozen markets. ~500 tops and bottoms available. I payed 1.15/ea and will sell the lot for $375 to make some room in the barn. Craft natural un-dyed boxes have a nice look. Email for pictures and any questions you have, thanks.
Contact: Matt Greaney
Email: mattg72085@gmail.com
Date posted: December 20, 2019



Hand Rakes


The Hubbard Rake Company
1561 Mason Bay Road
Jonesport, Maine 04649
Tel: 207.497.5949
Email: hrakes@gwi.net
Website:  www.hubbardrakes.com

Hubbard Rake


Machine Harvesters, Pickers, and Winnowers


Maine Blueberry Equipment Company
257 Tibbettstown Road
Columbia Falls, Maine 04623
Tel: 207.483.4156

The Emerson harvester is produced by Zane Emerson. It has a rotating head with a conveyor to bring it into a plastic box (holds 10 kg) behind it.

Emerson harvester

J.M. Bouchard et Fils Inc.
741 Principale
St-Augustin, Quebec, Canada G0W 1K0
Tel : 418.374.2342.

The Bouchard Rake ( 80 cm head width) has a flat rake head that must be raised to empty into a box behind it (holds 10kg).  It is slower to operate than the Emerson harvester.

Bouchard Rake

Doug Bragg Enterprises
96 Bragg Road
Collingwood, Nova Scotia Canada B0M 1E0
Tel: 902.686.3254
Website: www.dbe.ca

Doug Bragg Enterprises Ltd. Mechanical Blueberry Harvester

Doug Bragg Enterprises Ltd. Mechanical Blueberry Harvester consists of a reel-type picking head. The head is side mounted to a tractor in such a manner as to allow the picking head to follow contours of the ground. These machines have been proven to reduce the harvesting costs as much as 50% and are more efficient than hand raking for product recovery.


Double Bragg Harvester
Price: Any reasonable offer will be accepted. NS growers in particular may get some government assistance for an upgrade. Will send pictures to interested parties.
Contact: David MacNearney
Phone: 902.838.4204
Cell: 902.969.0124
Email: macnearney@islandtelecom.com
Date posted: June 26, 2019


DH Equipment Inc.

DH Equipment has designed several machine models before arriving at a machine configured and optimized for wild blueberry picking.
Contact: Mario Hebert
DH Equipment, Inc.
31 Grand Rang S
Albanel, QC, Canada G8M 3L7
Tel: 418.279.2006
Email: lesequipementsdh@hotmail.com
Website: www.equipementsdh.com/eng/products
Date posted: February 22, 2019


Acadian Machine Works. Ltd

Walk behind harvester and tractor mounted harvester.
Contact: Acadian Machine Works Ltd.
17 Pine Tree Lane
Tignish, PE, Canada C0B 2B0
Tel: 902.882.2349
Website: http://acadianmachine.com/
Date Posted: February 22, 2019

wild blueberry harvesters


Pictou County Berry Limited
Blueberry Harvesting and Equipment Sales

Contact: Mike MacKay
Pictou County Berry Limited
Blueberry Harvesting and Equipment Sales
RR 2 Trenton, NS, Canada
Tel: 902.396.8364
Email: Mike@pictoucountyberryltd.com
Website: http://www.pictoucountyberryltd.com/
Date Posted: February 22, 2019

Picking head mounted on a Grasshopper mower.

Picking head mounted on a Grasshopper mower



Seasonal


For Rent: Honey bee colonies for pollination
Contact: Matt Roy (Royal Bees and Honey)
Email:  Royalhoneybees@gmail.com
Phone
:  207.229.9125
Date Posted: February 24, 2020
Description:
Minimum colonies per location is typically 20-24 colonies.  Large needs are welcomed.  Reasonable rates.  Call or email me for questions or prices.


For Sale: Straw & Hay
Contact: Charles Godfrey
Price Sheet: 2019 Straw & Hay Price Sheet Wallingford Farm
Tel: (207) 985-2112
Email: farmmarket@wallingfordfarm.com
Date Posted: October 2019
Description:

All prices are landed cost, freight is free. Order now to cover your Strawberry or Blueberry fields by the end of October! Prices will increase on November 1st once the Straw has been moved to the barn.