"Focus on Down East" piece on this summer's stunted blueberry harvest, the resul
"Focus on Down East" piece on this summer's stunted blueberry harvest, the result of a severe winter freeze and a wet spring that kept honey bees from pollinating. As a result, next year's harvest might be large. Over the past 20 years, Maine harvests have quadrupled to 80 million pounds. Marketers are capitalizing on research touting the blueberry's antioxidant benefits. John Sauve, executive director of the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, works to differentiate the wild from the cultivated blueberry in the public's mind. With details on last year's price-fixing lawsuit, which still haunts the wild blueberry industry in Maine, and the formalization of a rift between Maine and Canadian berry interests, in which both parties agreed, in marketing terms, to go their separate ways.
Elliott, Alan, ""Focus on Down East" piece on this summer's stunted blueberry harvest, the resul" (2004). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 2809.