Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Did You Know Tuesday
Did you know that Maine is the world's largest producer of lowbush blueberries?  25% of the North American lowbush blueberries are harvested here in Maine from bushes that cover over 60,000 acres (called blueberry barrens), and require 50,000 beehives to pollinate the plants.

The Maine blueberry can be used in all kinds of dessert recipes including pies, breads, and jams.  Up here, we also love to put freshly picked blueberries on top of ice cream, or another great way is blueberries with Maine maple syrup drizzled on them.  Wicked awesome!
The lowbush blueberry is also the Maine State Fruit.  No surprise there.  Coconuts were a close second.  (just kidding)



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