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In the Barrens

8 Go-To Healthy and Delicious Wild Blueberry Smoothie Recipes from 8 Registered Dietitians

Recently, we took a small group of remarkably, dedicated food and nutrition bloggers from around the United States, on our fourth annual Wild Blueberry Harvest Tour, a three-day exploration of the Wild Blueberry Barrens in Maine. During that time, they received a whirlwind introduction to the nutritious and flavorful world… Read More

In the Barrens

As pollination season begins, bees are taking no lunch breaks

The Running of the Bulls (July 7), the return of the Swallows to Central California (March 19), the opening of Copper River Salmon season (May 16), the release of the Beaujolais Nouveau (third Thursday in November). These dates are all celebrated around the country and the world, most with food,… Read More

In the Barrens

This Earth Day, Celebrate Some Encouraging News

If you’re lucky enough to walk onto a Wild Blueberry barren in springtime, the experience will take your breath away. Imagine 38 million tiny pink flowers per acre in bloom; a constant humming of bees, and a beautiful blur of soft honeybees – as many as 300-per minute – coming… Read More

Giveaways & Other News

Shake Up Your Smoothie Routine with 14 New Smoothie Recipes

Right now, the Wild Blueberry Barrens of Maine and Eastern Canada are simply bursting with gazillions of purple-and-blue, anthocyanin-rich, scrumptious Wild Blueberries. These little wonders are fulfilling their biological destiny—ripening to perfection over thousands of acres of remote, wide-open barrens—just as they have been doing for over 10,000 years in… Read More

Health & Nutrition

Anthocyanin: Wild Blueberries’ Mighty Antioxidant Star

Wild Blueberries are powerful with high levels of manganese, vitamin K, and fiber. Wild Blueberries also have one of the highest levels of antioxidants including anthocyanin. The word anthocyanin comes from the words anthos (flower) and kuanos (blue) and it gives fruits like Wild Blueberries, blackberries, eggplants, and cabbage the… Read More

In the Barrens

5 Things You Can Do to Help the Honey Bee

Honey bees are a very important part of the ecosystem of the Wild Blueberry barrens and the global food supply. Their population is also in decline. While the causes are unclear and the debates are endless, there are a few things you can do right now to help the honey… Read More

In the Barrens

On Earth Day, we look at the food we eat through the lens of water usage

How many gallons of water does it take to produce a pound of food? The answers will amaze you. Back To Second Grade. Do you remember studying clouds in elementary school? Teachers loved showing us those charts of water evaporating from the sea, turning into clouds, falling as rain in… Read More

Giveaways & Other News

55 Amazing Healthy Smoothie Recipes + the Winners of the “Wild Your Smoothie” Contest

Here at Wild Blueberry headquarters, it’s all about smoothies lately! We’ve long touted Wild Blueberries as the ultimate smoothie ingredient because: They have 2x the antioxidants as regular blueberriesThey have a more intense blueberry flavor than regular blueberriesThey’re high in fiber – 25% more per cup than regular blueberriesWith 5… Read More

In the Barrens

Stonewall Kitchen’s Amazing Wild Blueberry Jam

An interview with Stonewall Kitchen Product Developer Michele Cole Michele Cole’s history with Stonewall Kitchen reaches back to the early days, when two young entrepreneurs named Jonathan King and Jim Stott had the bold idea to launch a specialty food business in Maine after creating their famous Wild Maine Blueberry… Read More

In the Barrens

National Wine Critic Gives Two New Wild Blueberry Wines Rave Reviews

Ray Isle admits he was initially suspicious of Wild Blueberry wines. Isle is Executive Wine Editor at Food & Wine and a foremost expert and connoisseur of fine wines. He travels exhaustively, exploring terroir, the environmental conditions – especially soil and climate – that give wine its unique flavor and… Read More

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