Maine Wild Blueberries
The Passamaquoddy Wild Blueberry Company (PWBC) has been managing and harvesting wild blueberries since 1981, producing fruits among the best in the world. Our berries have delighted millions of consumers throughout the years.
A Better Berry
With blueberries, bigger does not mean better.
Wild blueberries pack a large punch in a small package. Smaller in size than cultivated berries, wild blueberries have a higher skin-to-pulp ratio, meaning less water and more concentrated benefits.
A cup of wild blueberries contains twice as many antioxidants as a cup of cultivated blueberries. Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals, which can help to protect the body from aging and diseases like cancer.
Wild blueberries also have 33% more anthocyanins than cultivated blueberries. Studies show anthocyanins contain antidiabetic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-obesity effects.
Frozen Wild Blueberries
We flash freeze our wild berries within 48 hours of harvest, resulting in the most flavorful wild blueberries you can get outside of a field. These berries are the perfect ingredient, serving as a crowning jewel in your gourmet goods.
Our 30-lb. boxes are produced in partnership with a Maine-based processor operating with the highest quality standards and worldwide shipping capabilities.
Native Wild Blueberry Tradition
The Passamaquoddy People have an ancient connection with wild blueberries, celebrating it as medicine, food, and dye. Today, that history lives on through the Tribe’s ownership of PWBC, the Tribe members that the Company employs, and the active contributions that the Company makes to the Tribe as a whole.
We are committed to preserving the tradition and cultural significance of the harvest and hand raking.
Every year, hundreds of Passamaquoddy people and members of other Wabanaki tribes of all ages gather to harvest, share, strengthen, and connect their communities. These individuals use handrakes to gather and box the wild blueberries in the ancient practice of the Passamaquoddy People. We have been harvesting and sustaining ourselves on wild blueberries this way since the glaciers receded in our homelands. We are now finding a balance between our traditional way of harvesting and the industry-preferred method of mechanically harvesting to remain competitive in the wild blueberry market.