Wild Maine Blueberries

Lynn Thurston started Blue Sky Produce in Maine in response to a simple problem:

Less than 1% of wild blueberries are harvested for the fresh market.

Since 2006 Lynn has been working to build relationships with growers, distributors and customers. Wild Blueberries are one of North America’s oldest native berries, and have thrived under the harsh growing conditions of Northern New England. Rich in antioxidants, blueberries have a wide range of potential health benefits. From brain health, gut and heart health to cancer prevention, the ongoing research continues to shed light on these potent berries.

And…

They taste delicious. A different flavor than what we’re used to from cultivated local blueberries, these fruits are more tart, but lend themselves to a variety of uses in the kitchen. From smoothies, pizza and salad – they go well with almost everything!

raking wild Maine blueberries

Getting Product To Market

Blue Sky works with 8 family owned farms, ranging in size from 13-200 acres. Until this season Lynn and her team were picking up berries from each farm, aggregating in Maine and then trucking them to over 40 locations in the greater Boston area (not to mention 8 chains throughout the region, and a plethora of customers in between).

However, that last mile leg was proving difficult. Deliveries could only happen 1 day a week. For the Blue Sky team, it was purchase another truck, or find a different way. And that’s when Red Tomato was introduced. For the month of August (the entirety of the fresh wild blueberry season!) we’re excited to handle the order taking and delivery logistics for over 40 wild blueberry customers!

 

Where to Find Wild Main Blueberries in the Greater Boston Area

 
Whole Foods Nashua Whole Foods Market

255 Amherst St | Nashua, NH, 03063

Whole Foods Melrose Whole Foods Market

880 MAIN ST | MELROSE, MA, 02176

Davidian Bros. Farm Farmstands

500 Church St | Northboro, MA, 01532

Whole Foods Andover Whole Foods Market

40 Railroad St | Andover, MA, 01730

Whole Foods Newton Whole Foods Market

916 WALNUT ST | Newton, MA, 02461

Allandale Farm Farmstands

259 Allandale Rd | Brookline, MA, 02476

Whole Foods Arlington Whole Foods Market

808 MASSACHUSETTS AVE | Arlington, MA, 02476

Whole Foods Newtonville Whole Foods Market

647 WASHINGTON ST | Newton, MA, 02458

Broadway Marketplace Independent

468 Broadway | Cambridge, MA, 02138

Whole Foods Bedford Whole Foods Market

170 GREAT ROAD | Bedford, MA, 01730

Whole Foods River Street Whole Foods Market

340 RIVER ST | CAMBRIDGE, MA, 02139

Whole Foods Brighton Whole Foods Market

15 WASHINGTON ST | BRIGHTON, MA, 02135

Whole Foods Somerville Whole Foods Market

45 BEACON ST | Somerville, MA, 02143

Whole Foods Brookline Whole Foods Market

1026-28 BEACON ST | BROOKLINE, MA, 02446

Whole Foods South Weymouth Whole Foods Market

35 PLEASANT ST | South Weymouth, MA, 02190

Whole Foods Cambridge Whole Foods Market

115 PROSPECT ST | Cambridge, MA, 02139

Whole Foods Symphony Whole Foods Market

15 WESTLAND AVE | Boston, MA, 02115

Whole Foods Charles River Plaza Whole Foods Market

181 CAMBRIDGE ST | Boston, MA, 02114

Whole Foods Wayland Whole Foods Market

317 BOSTON POST RD | Wayland, MA, 01778

Whole Foods Charlestown Whole Foods Market

51 AUSTIN ST | Charlestown, MA, 02129

Whole Foods Wellesley Whole Foods Market

442 Washington St | Wellesley, MA, 02482

Whole Foods Dedham Whole Foods Market

300 LEGACY PLACE | Dedham, MA, 02026

Whole Foods Westford Whole Foods Market

160 Littleton Road | Westford, MA, 01886

Whole Foods Framingham Whole Foods Market

575 WORCESTER RD | FRAMINGHAM, MA, 01701

Whole Foods Woburn Whole Foods Market

400 Cambridge | Woburn, MA, 01801

Whole Foods Fresh Pond Whole Foods Market

200 ALEWIFE BROOK PARKWAY | CAMBRIDGE, MA, 02138

Foodie's Duxbury Market Foodies Markets

46 Depot Street | Duxbury, MA, 02332

Whole Foods Ink Block Whole Foods Market

348 HARRISON | Boston, MA, 02118

Foodie's Urban Market - South Boston Foodies Markets

230 West Broadway | Boston, MA, 02127

Whole Foods Jamaica Plain Whole Foods Market

413 CENTRE ST | Boston, MA, 02130

Foodie's Urban Market - South End Foodies Markets

1421 Washington St. | Boston, MA, 02118

Whole Foods Lynnfield Whole Foods Market

100 MARKET ST | Lynnfield, MA, 01904

Pemberton Farm Pemberton Farms

2225 MASSACHUSETTS AVE | CAMBRIDGE, MA, 02140

Whole Foods Medford Whole Foods Market

2151 MYSTIC VALLEY PARKWAY | Medford, MA, 02155

Clark Farm Farmstands

163 Hobart St | Danvers, MA, 01923

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