Wild Blueberries in the News

  • September 16, 2014

    Tiny wild blueberries deliver big nutrition

    Atlanta Journal

    Good things come in small packages. The same can be said of the tiny wild Maine blueberry being harvested this time of year on otherwise barren rocky fields. In fact, the land in northern Maine where these short scruffy bushes grow is referred to as “the barrens.”

  • September 15, 2014

    Meet: Fourth-generation blueberry farmer Todd Merrill

    Portland Press Herald

    Todd Merrill’s family-owned company, based in Ellsworth, has been in business since 1925, and he’s a fourth-generation blueberry farmer/processor. But he spent the first half of his career working elsewhere and returned to run the company just seven years ago. Since then he’s led Merrill Blueberry Farms to become the first – and only – company in the country to process organic wild blueberries for the frozen market. We talked to him about innovations, visits from rabbis and why Maine teenagers should get themselves up to Ellsworth and start raking.

  • September 8, 2014

    Selling Maine’s Wild Blueberries, One Tweet at a Time

    Portland Press Herald

    On a cloudy August day on the blueberry barrens, about a dozen female bloggers from around the country, most of them registered dietitians, picked up metal blueberry rakes and obligingly stooped to conquer Maine’s wild blueberry.

  • September 8, 2014

    Bob Duchesnes: Wild Maine – Taming the Wild Blueberry

    http://929theticket.com/

    Learn what makes the  little lowbush Wild Blueberry so special and different from the “tame” highbush cultivated blueberry in Bob Duschesne’s Wild Maine interview with blueberry specialist, Dr David Yarborough from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service.

  • August 25, 2014

    Wild Blueberry Fields Forever

    fannetasticfood.com

    Joining me on the trip were fellow dietitians and nutrition bloggers/writers, as well as a number of staff from the Wild Blueberry Association and its PR firm. It was a really great group – I loved chatting with everyone throughout the trip!

  • August 25, 2014

    6 Ways to get your Wild Blueberry fix beyond pies and muffins

    maine today

    We are in the middle of Maine’s wild blueberry season, which, thanks to plenty of rain and successful pollination (way to go, bees!) is projected to be a banner one. In Washington County, Maine’s wild blueberry country, pickers are busy harvesting the tiny native berries from more than 60,000 acres of barrens.

  • August 25, 2014

    Meet: Fourth-generation blueberry farmer Todd Merrill

    Portland Press Herlad

    Todd Merrill’s family-owned company, based in Ellsworth, has been in business since 1925, and he’s a fourth-generation blueberry farmer/processor. But he spent the first half of his career working elsewhere and returned to run the company just seven years ago.

  • June 12, 2014

    Two Cups of Wild Blueberries Lowers the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

    Science World Report

  • June 12, 2014

    How Berries Became the Ultimate Superfood

    The Wall Street Journal Online

  • June 12, 2014

    Berries show heart-boosting power for women: Harvard study

    NutraIngredients-USA