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Category: Economics, Agriculture, Blueberries

Historical Items

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Item 12759

Blueberry Cannery, Interior, Brooklin

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: 1935 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

Item 12760

Blueberry Cannery, Brooklin

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: circa 1933 Location: Brooklin Media: 35mm phototransparency from printed page

Item 26522

Harvesting blueberries, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Northeast Historic Film Date: circa 1930 Media: 16mm film

Exhibits

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Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.

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Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.