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New Research Study Indicates Wild Blueberries Improve Fat Oxidation Rates 

In a recently published pilot study where male participants consumed the powder equivalent of about one cup of wild blueberries daily for two weeks, it was found that their fat oxidation rates improved during a period of moderate-intensity cycling (1). Fat oxidation (FAT-ox) is the rate at which fatty acids… Read More

Recipes

Wild Blueberry Smoothie Recipes Celebs Swear By

March is National Frozen Foods Month and a great reminder that frozen foods are a convenient and delicious way for all families to eat healthy. In case you didn’t know, many frozen foods have the same high nutritional value as fresh, and in some cases, they can be even better… Read More

Health & Nutrition

A New Dietary Recommendation to Boost Heart Health—Bring on the Berries, Tea and Cocoa

By Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD A month dedicated to hearts is romantic, but it can also be an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to taking care of our hearts. February is Heart Month, when the American Heart Association encourages us to adopt heart-healthy lifestyle and eating habits, such as consuming a wide variety… Read More

Recipes

Wild Blueberries & Chocolate: The Perfect Combination for Valentine’s Day

Want to spice up your Valentine’s Day treat giving game? Instead of one of those generic hearts filled with some decent tasting chocolate, go the extra mile and whip up some delicious goodies from scratch and show that special someone just how much you care.  To help you in the… Read More

Research

New Research Study Indicates Wild Blueberries Improve Brain’s Processing Speed

In a recently published study where volunteer participants with cognitive issues consumed wild blueberries daily for six months, it was found that the speed at which the participants could process information increased. Cognitive processing speed is defined as the speed at which our brains process information and use it to… Read More

Recipes

7 Healthy & Delicious Smoothie Recipes from Health Experts 

During August we took twelve health experts from across the country on an incredible 3-day adventure through Maine’s wild blueberry fields. From hand raking wild blueberries, to an amazing dinner featuring the delicious berries, and a smoothie-making competition, our health experts received a whirlwind  introduction to Maine’s nutritious and delicious… Read More

Farms

Need Help Mapping Out Your Wild Blueberry Weekend Adventure: Explore These Locations

The Second Annual Wild Blueberry Weekend is fast approaching, and you know what that means – it’s time to start thinking about your *wild* line up of activities to help celebrate our state’s iconic fruit! Whether you’re a native Mainer or enjoying a Maine getaway, mark your calendar for this… Read More

Farms

The Rich History of Wild Blueberrying at Welch Farm in Downeast Maine

From day one, wild blueberries have held a special place in Lisa Hanscom’s heart. The Welch/Hanscom family has been stewarding their many acres of wild blueberry land situated in Roque Bluffs, Maine, since the early 1900’s. Lisa, the current owner and operator of the farm, was excited to sit down… Read More

Recipes

*Wild* Recipes to Add Some Flavor to Your 4th of July Weekend

One of America’s favorite holidays – The 4th of July – is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited for the celebration to come! The 4th of July is dedicated to celebrating the independence of America, but it also consists of a lineup of some of America’s… Read More

Farms

Wild Blueberries are a Family Affair at Ridgeberry Farm, Midcoast Maine

Tim Davis didn’t choose the wild blueberry life, the wild blueberry life chose Tim Davis. After marrying his wife, Jess, heir to Ridgeberry Farm in Midcoast Maine, he joined a multi-generational family wild blueberry business and learned the ways of “blueberrying” firsthand. Today, Tim is a busy guy – he… Read More

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