Karenhammond's Blog

July 30, 2012

Bringin’ the Blues (Maine wild blueberries, that is)

Much as I hate to see my favorite month of July begin to slide away, I won’t sing the blues because August brings the blues….Maine’s wonderful wild blueberry crop, an important part of the state’s  economy.  This year’s crop looks to be the largest in more than a decade — perhaps as many as 90 to 95 million pounds– harvested from our 60,000 acres of fields. The first roadside stands are already popping up, so if you are vacationing in Maine, or headed our way, be sure to stop and pick up a pint or two. Blueberries are chock-full of antioxidents and vitamins, so you can indulge all you want.  And nothing beats a bowl of fish chowder and a homemade blueberry muffin on the side. Unless it’s a slice of blueberry pie for dessert.

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