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  • With lobsters and blueberries at record harvest Maine agricultural business are looking strong this year.  Mainer have a great legacy of producing quality food products… any word on how the potato harvest is coming along this year?

    • Anonymous

       unfortunately the lobster fisherman aren’t getting paid squat this year.

      • Anonymous

        Possibly due to warmer water which came earlier.

    • Anonymous

      Be sure to remind the next ‘gloom n’ doom’ global warmer about the bounty the warming and extra CO2 has brought to Maine agriculture. 

      • Anonymous

        One of the predictions in case you hadn’t noticed.  But this is a local phenomenon.  look at what’s happening in the Midwest and high plains with a drastic drought which is probably exacerbated by AGW.

    • The county could use some rain. I was up that way last week and a lot lawns have brown spots but plenty of potato stands where open.

  • Anonymous

    A bowl of steamers, a boiled lobster, a blue berry muffin, a couple ears of fresh out of of the garden sweet corn.

    Top that all off with a big piece of blueberry pie and boys you’re living

    • Anonymous

      You forgot the new taters with Houlton Farms Dairy butter :) Yum!

      • Anonymous

        OK sounds good and since I have two things with blueberries I’ll toss in some potato salad.  Yukon Gold is my preference.

        • Anonymous

          Katahdins!

          • Anonymous

            No question the Katadins are a good potato and better for you but I am afraid I’ll die of old age before they are ready.  The YKs are ready in about half the time and I love their flavor.   But it’s a good idea, I may try some again. 

  • Anonymous

    My high bush blueberries are loaded…two weeks of pie, etc. and plenty more to come with late varieties…and then there are low bush berries…I’ll be one of the “Blue Men” the way this summer is going!….went to gathering of friends and there were about 6 or 7 diff. blueberry deserts—from triffle to pie to custard galettes. Whew!

    • I was looking to buy some high bush blueberry plants for a fall planting any recommendations?

  • Anonymous

    Gonna go out on a limb and guess the buyers might play by a true supply and demand on this crop……….and pay the worth……these business owners displayed something us dumb old fisherman haven’t yet………UNITY.  Just so happened they had their day in court, and after all the years of people accusing them of whining and getting rich; be darned if the old judge didn’t find they had been …….wronged.  
    Just sayin.

  • Anonymous

    I dont miss raking blue berries.

    • Anonymous

      Try handpicking (for your own use, of course).

      • Anonymous

        True…..

    • Guest

      me neither! I hated it as a kid. But wanted school clothes so off to the barrens I went, like everyone else. Back breaking work. 

      • Anonymous

        Same here, that way I got the clothes I wanted.

  • Anonymous

    Wild low bush blueberries also grow in the Upper Midwest–northern Minnesota and Wisconsin–as well as Western Ontario.  I’ve picked wild high bush blueberries while camping in the Pennsylvania Poconos.  Low bush are still the best.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t climate change wonderful?

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