Justin Day

Justin Day, 2023 Honoree Justin Day is recognized for his remarkable contributions as a wild blueberry farmer, dedicated public servant, and esteemed member of the Cooper community. Following military service, Justin returned to the family business and became an expert in surveying properties and dedicated his lifetime in service to the Town of Cooper.

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The Woodworth preserve

Off the beaten path, the Woodworth Preserve features lush evergreen forests and picturesque coastal scenery in the heart of Pleasant Bay.

Down East Sunrise Trail

From Ellsworth to Calais, the Down East Sunrise Trail offers some of Maine’s best natural beauty!

Maine Coast Sardine History Museum

Local Museums Ruggles House Historic Home Museum Location:146 Main St, Columbia Falls, ME 04623 Hours:Tuesday – Thursday 11-3 Phone #:(207) 483-4637 Maine Coast Sardine History Museum Location:34 Mason Bay Rd, Jonesport, ME 04649 Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-4 Phone #:(207) 497-2961 Burnham Tavern Museum Location:1239Main St, Machias, ME 04654 Hours:Monday-Friday 11-5 Phone #:(207) 255-6930 Gates House Location:344 […]

Gates House

Visit this historic house in Machiasport for a look into the past

Wild Blueberry Cheesecake

Love Cheesecake? Try this delicious wild blueberry version and make even dessert into a healthy treat.

Blue Lifestyle

Blue Lifestyle Filmed by James Austin, Sam Woodward, and Jacob Hougham Edited by Seth Christman and Matthew Carlson https://youtu.be/sniVmEcN1Bc

Burke Hill Farm

Fresh Blueberries At Burke Hill Farm Filmed by Jason Dignan https://www.youtube.com/embed/WTAq8seJ1aY

Wild Blueberry Land

Wild Blueberry Land Filmed by Jim Burby and Dojia Wang https://www.youtube.com/embed/7nqcRcjCjaE

Blueberry Country

Blueberry Country Filmed by Jessica Huff https://www.youtube.com/embed/iRt2pV1hafY

Burke Hill Farms

Burke Hill Farms Filmed by Niki Oakes https://www.youtube.com/embed/pxcb42mZPMY

COMMUNITY HEALTH AND NUTRITION

One benefit of university research has been the growing awareness of the scientifically verified health benefits of wild blueberries.

UMAINE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

The University of Maine has been involved in blueberry research since 1898, but it was not until the 1940’s that they purchased a farm specifically for blueberry research.

CIVIL WAR AND BLUEBERRY CANNING

Civil War and Blueberry Canning The development of modern food preservation techiques, from Louis Pasteur’s works to the invention of home and industrial canning played a key role in the development of the blueberry industry. Canned wild blueberries were shipped to Union troops during the Civil War to prevent scurvy and became a food staple […]

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