Title

Business; Blueberry Blues: Growers leave fields unharvested as they confront plummeting prices and a glut of frozen berries

Authors

Joyce Kryszak

Source

Down East

Date

8-2018

Pages

52-62

Abstract

Tariffs, competition from Canada and other factors are hurting multi generational wild blueberry farmers based in Washington County, Maine. The future of the agricultural economy and the blueberry industry are considered through interviews with many farmers, processors and others who are involved with the business.

Subjects

Whitneyville, Blueberry Barrens, Hennessey Brothers, Ed Hennessey, Cherryfield Foods, David Bell, Wild Blueberry Capital, Down East, Wild Blueberry Festival, Wild Blueberry Land, Marie Emerson, Columbia Falls, Dell Emerson, Addison, Wescogus Wild Blueberry Farm, University of Maine's Blueberry Hill, Jonesboro, Zane Emerson, David Whitney, Whitney Wreath Company, Whitneyville, Lorne Michaels, Organic, Agricultural Economy, Theresa Gaffney, Tom Gaffney, Highland Organics, Stockton Springs, Value-Added Products, Merrill Blueberry Farms, Ellsworth, Todd Merrill, Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine, Marketing, Homer Woodward, Wyman's of Maine, Nancy McBrady, Lynn Thurston, Blue Sky Produce, Phillips, Cooperative Growers, Centre Street Congregational Church, Machias, Pastor Susie Maxwell

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