Finding Katahdin Document Packets, Chapter 8, Section 4
Chapter 8, page 250.
As farmers began to switch from grain and beef to vegetables and fruits, canneries began to buy from Maine farmers.
This 1888 blueberry lease between the Milbridge Packing Company in Cherryfield and John B. Sprague stipulates that the blueberries picked from the property be delivered to the company factories. Proper picking and harvesting procedures were stressed.