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Wild About Brain Health Two-Part Series: Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As we all face ongoing challenges, we’re here to say that we’re WILD about caring for mental health and our brains. Now more than ever as we face this tough time in our own ways, it’s important to take care of your noggins. With… Read More

Recipes

A Little Nostalgia for the Sweet, Tangy Taste of Wild Blueberries

Sally Vargas, a freelance writer, photographer, and author of four cookbooks, grew up spending summers on the New Jersey shore, but always heard nostalgic stories of her mom’s childhood vacations in Maine. Before long, these stories became Sally’s reality as her mom packed up the family car and headed North… Read More

Health & Nutrition

Wild Blueberry Breakfast Favorites to Match Your Family’s Morning Regimen

September is Better Breakfast Month, and with fall creeping up on us and kids heading back to school, there’s no time like the present to celebrate the most important meal of the day. Many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health – it can help boost metabolism so you… Read More

Health & Nutrition

Wild Blueberries: They’re Called “Brain Berries” for a Reason

Over the years, Wild Blueberries have earned the nickname “brain berries,” and now, they can claim another scientific credit —improving cognitive performance in healthy, middle-aged adults. Couple this with the fact that wild blueberries are more flavorful than ordinary blueberries, and you can rest assured that starting your day with… Read More

Health & Nutrition

Celebrating Wild Foods Day with Wild Blueberries

As we transition to Fall, many of us are celebrating the foliage, cooler temperatures, apple picking, and pumpkin carving. However, one day that commemorates one of Maine’s most illustrious industries but often gets overlooked, is Wild Foods Day on October 28. Wild Foods Day celebrates plants, fruits, and vegetables that… Read More

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Seven Generations of Wild Blueberry Growers

If you’re lucky enough to spend time in Maine’s Midcoast during the summer months, you may stumble across Brodis Blueberries, a family farm located in Hope, Maine. When you step onto the property, the family history and love of Maine’s native berry is palpable. We had the chance to sit down… Read More

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From Jams to Gifts, the Worcester’s Know Wild Blueberries

In 1963, Everett Worcester’s father stumbled into the Wild Blueberry business after buying 100 acres of land in Orneville Township – the original idea was to build a hunting camp, but little did they know that when exploring their new land, they would come across acres of Wild Blueberries. Today,… Read More

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From Seasonal Agricultural Worker to Wild Blueberry Farm Owner

Ben Perrin arrived in Maine nearly 30 years ago. He came to the state as an agricultural worker and was thrown into the world of wild blueberries, helping to harvest the state’s iconic fruit crop for many summers until he decided to open his own wild blueberry farm in Cherryfield,… Read More

Farms

Harvesting 650,000 Pounds of Wild Blueberries by Hand

Around 1950, Elijah Hammond had just finished serving in World War II and came home to Maine.  He bought land in Harrington and Lynch Hill Farms was born. His son, Bob Hammond took over the blueberry farm in the 1980’s and expanded the farm over the years, continuing with Maine Wild Blueberries… Read More

Health & Nutrition

American Heart Month: How Wild Blueberries May Improve Heart Health

With heart disease-causing 1 in 4 US deaths each year, it’s considered the leading cause of mortality for both men and women across our country. With this overwhelming statistic in mind, it’s incredibly important to take care of your cardiovascular health, and what better time to renew the vow to… Read More

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