Skip directly to site content
Fresh Blueberries

Fresh Blueberries

Photo by Randall Smith, from Fresh Maine Salads

Blueberries, Sticky Rice & Custard

Blueberries, Sticky Rice & Custard

Photo by Glenn Scott, from Far East Down East

add bookmark

Maine's Famous Blue Fruit

Maine is famous for its tiny, wild blueberries. These little blue flavor bombs are harvested from low-bush barrens across the state and have found their way into just about anything you can imagine—from delicious pies to spa treatments. Blueberries are best when they’re wild in Maine!

It is clear why Maine’s blueberries are so popular—they have a more intense flavor than cultivated blueberries and are one of the best health foods you can eat. They are packed with fiber, minerals and antioxidants. According to Wyman’s of Maine, a cup of wild blueberries provides 200% DV of manganese (a trace mineral that plays an important role in bone development and other body functions), 25% of your daily fiber and more antioxidants than most other fruits. Their rich blue color is chock-full of anthocyanins, which are lauded for powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, fighting free-radicals and promoting healthy aging.

Eat Your Berries

If you want to eat wild blueberries, Maine is the place to be. Stonewall Kitchen first put Maine’s blueberries on the map with their blueberry-themed treats, baking mixes and jams. Their famous Wild Maine Blueberry Jam is perfect on their blueberry muffins and scones, and you can make any breakfast better with their Wild Maine Blueberry Syrup. Nervous Nellie’s handmakes Wild Maine Blueberry Preserves on Deer Isle. Or try blueberry honey—gathered from barrens in DownEast Maine, Swan’s Honey is unique and tangy. And spice up your dinner with blueberry salsa! The Bar Harbor Jam company combines the sweet berries with tomatoes, cilantro and jalapeños for something special.

Blueberry pie can be found on the menu throughout the state, from local diners like Moody’s Diner to fine dining establishments that offer creative versions of this dessert staple. And what’s better than pie? Pie à la mode! Try Maine-made wild blueberry ice cream made by Gifford’s with berries from Ellsworth, or try Gelato Fiasco’s Maine Wild Blueberry Crisp flavor.

Drink Your Berries

On a hot day, there’s nothing better than a cool Smashed Blueberry ale from Shipyard Brewing, or a Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale from the Atlantic Brewing Co. Or, sip something unique; try Maine Mead Work’s HoneyMaker Blueberry Mead or a blueberry vodka from Cold River Vodka. They take two Maine crops—potatoes and wild blueberries—and make their award-winning blueberry vodka.

How about a sweet Maine Blueberry Soda by the iconic Maine Root? You could make it into a float with some of that tasty blueberry ice cream!

One of Maine’s newest drinks that makes the most of the state’s wild blueberry crop is Bluet, a bubbly wine that is dry, refreshing and pairs perfectly with our famous lobster rolls. Think blueberry champagne!

Berries on Your Body

If you can’t get enough blueberries while in Maine, try a relaxing blueberry spa treatment like the Blueberry Bliss Signature Facial at the Spruce Point Inn. Many other Maine spas have blueberry-based treatments, putting our iconic tiny berry to a rejuvenating use.

Businesses & Organizations

Retrieving results.
  • Monson Scoops is an ice cream shop owned by Monson General Store, serving Maine-made ice cream.

    Phone: (207) 997-3800


    Address: 16 Greenville Rd , Monson

    Local Maine Food
  • A completely new Foggy’s Pub is now open! Everyone is welcome to join us for a juicy burger, an artisan pizza, a house made entrée, a fresh salad, or a hand-crafted sandwich.

    Phone: 207.355.5515


    Address: 147 Lang Hill Road , Palmyra

    Caterers and Distributors Local Maine Food Maine Seafood
  • If you're looking for a fun pub open year round, you've found us! Doolin's Pub is dedicated to giving locals and visitors a place to chow down on delicious food and spend time with friends.

    Phone: (207) 268-3000


    Address: 495 Huntington Hill Road , Litchfield

    Caterers and Distributors Local Maine Food Maine Seafood
  • The newest microdistillery in Maine and 1st in Washington County

    Phone: (207) 483-8021


    Address: 1363 Main Street , Harrington

    Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries Local Maine Food
  • Sophisticated cuisine and rooftop bar in a harborside setting overlooking beautiful Camden, Maine

    Phone: 207-230-8035


    Address: 3 Wayfarer Drive , Camden

    Award-Winning Chefs Local Maine Food Maine Seafood
  • Serving delectable dishes that feature Maine’s fresh seafood, as well as other authentic American flavors, The Bangor Aviator Hotel's on-property restaurant is the perfect place to cruise in for a quality meal.

    Phone: (207) 947-6721


    Address: 308 Godfrey Blvd , Bangor, ME

    Lobster Local Maine Food Maine Seafood

Related Articles

Retrieving results.

Get inspired at the Maine Quarterly

  • Cara Stadler

  • Biddeford Food Scene

No results found.

Businesses and locations related to: Maine's Famous Blue Fruit

Loading markers...

Searching for ""Almost there...