Brodis Blueberries in Hope, will invite visitors to their seventh-generation family farm August 7 and 8 to learn about wild blueberry harvesting, rake and try fresh wild blueberries, and take a short hike through the Brodis farm. The University of Maine Wild Blueberry research staff will be present to help visitors learn even more about wild blueberries’ heritage and why they are unique to this area of the world.
“We want Mainers and visitors alike to experience the hardworking, vibrant, and distinctly Maine culture of wild blueberry farming,” said Eric Venturini, Executive Director for The Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine. “Wild Blueberry Weekend is a fun way to engage foodies, families, folks interested in the local food scene, residents and tourists in this iconic Maine food–and help our farms and businesses. Our goal is to make Wild Blueberry Weekend a new, annual summer tradition in Maine each August.”
Brodis Blueberries is at 128 Jones Hill Road in Hope, off State Route 235 (not Appleton Jones Hill Road, where many GPS systems will take people). Roadside signs will be provided. For more information, call 975-4413. Wild Blueberry Weekend hours are Saturday, Aug. 7 and Sunday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.