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With industry in decline, wild blueberries sing the blues

The Maine wild blueberry industry harvests one of the most beloved fruit crops in New England, but it’s locked in a downward skid in a time when other nutrition-packed foods, …


Sumas farm not at fault in farmworker’s death, state agency says

State officials say a blueberry farm in northwestern Washington was not at fault in the death of a 28-year-old migrant worker in August but the farm is being fined for …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

Idaho farm explores growing blueberries on commercial level

A farm in southwestern Idaho is attempting to grow blueberries on a commercial scale, making it one of the first producers in the state if the project proves successful.


Farmers go into the blue: Washington is tops in the country in blueberry production

Janice Baker needed another bucket. She was kneeling on the grass between rows at the end of the season, but she was mighty impressed with the size of the organic …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:51 p.m.

Gardening: No green thumb needed for blueberries size of your thumb

I have heard from several gardeners in the last couple of weeks that they are harvesting blueberries the size of your thumb. We can thank all the water we got …


Dorothy Dean presents: Easy blueberry ice cream

Blueberry season is here. And one of the best ways to enjoy the sweet little sapphire gems is in freshly made homemade ice cream.


Feds to complete purchase of Maine blueberries

In the face of industry pressure, the federal government is spending up to $4.4 million to complete a plan to help Maine’s blueberry industry by buying surplus crop.


Baking Central: Blueberries add big flavor to Baby Dutch Babies

When we’ve barely had our coffee, we can’t take too much drama. But we still want a great breakfast.


Labor officials give back pay to Washington blueberry workers

Some farmworkers are getting back wages and damages, following the settlement of a labor dispute with some Washington blueberry growers.


Federal court issues $385K judgment against blueberry growers

Some Washington blueberry growers have admitted that they systematically violated the rights of their agricultural workers over a period of years.


Scone recipe easily adaptable to what’s on hand

Sometimes I get the baking bug when I don’t have an egg in the house, I’m out of milk and the grocery store is closed or seems far away.


Local growers making the most of blueberry season

Right in the middle of summer, when temperatures soar, the earth offers up cool, brightly colored treasures, a consolation gift for enduring the sweltering heat. Each month of summer produces …


Cookbook Review: SoBo’s Restaurant in Tofino, B.C.

Quick look: This cookbook comes from the destination restaurant on the wild, remote and rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., where the emphasis is on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients …


Gardening: Growing blueberries in Inland Northwest takes a bit more work

I was on Washington’s west coast recently visiting farms and was impressed by the acres of blueberries planted in the Skagit River delta. Blueberries are one of the major berry …


Gardening: Growing blueberries takes a bit more work

I was on Washington’s west coast recently visiting farms and was impressed by the acres of blueberries planted in the Skagit River delta. Blueberries are one of the major berry …


Blueberries are starting to gain in popularity

Not everyone has to be a huckleberry hound. Some area foragers might consider it disrespectful to talk about anything else at this time of year, but here goes: There’s another …


Versatile blueberries sweeten the season

Fresh blueberries peak this time of year, so it’s time to make good use of them. Not only are they versatile and delicious, but they are nutritional standouts, including being …


U.S. troops get first taste of blueberry products

SALEM – The blueberry industry is counting on U.S. military power to help vanquish a looming oversupply of the crop. Troops won’t be raiding storage warehouses, but they are helping …


Magical muffins

The blueberry muffin is a rich, indigo-spotted symbol of summer. The Northwest’s blueberry and huckleberry seasons provide many glories – the blueberry pancake, the huckleberry milkshake – yet nothing quite …