Wild Blueberries in the News
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For Wild Blueberry Weekend, multiple farmers were on hand to demonstrate raking practices and teach about harvesting practices, including Ashley Fields of Fields Fields Blueberries in Dresden, and the Dores of Slow Rise Farm in Pittston.
More than 50 Maine restaurants, farms and other businesses will throw open their gates to teach visitors how to grow, harvest and make food with wild blueberries.
The 2nd annual Wild Blueberry Weekend will draw visitors to 14 of the state’s 480 growers.
More than a dozen farms will be open throughout the state offering a large variety of fun experiences.
Amy Gorin, RDN, a plant-based registered dietitian, puts wild blueberries on the list of frozen foods everyone should have in their freezer because of their brain health benefits.
Kitty Broihier, RD, nutrition advisor for the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, says wild blueberries, in particular, may help improve memory and executive function.
Maine blueberry growers had a bounce-back year with a 2021 harvest of 105 million pounds.
Wild blueberry pie is Maine’s favorite pie but also the choice of neighboring Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Amy Gorin, RDN, a plant-based registered dietitian, lists wild blueberries as an energy boosting food.