Wild Blueberry Newsletter, September 2016

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September 2016

Wild Blueberry Marketing Efforts Continue

Ethos Marketing has released The Power of Wild Research Report and has developed a new promotional video that you can find on the WBANA Wild Blueberries website.

They are also promoting dessert smoothies and have new smoothie recipes online on the Wild Your Smoothie Summer with Wild Blueberries page (Wild Blueberries website).

Save the Date for Maine Harvest Lunch Week 2016

Harvest Lunch Week (MHLW) will be held September 19-23, 2016, followed by the Maine School Garden Open House on September 24, 2016.

Whether it’s providing resources, connecting schools – farmers/growers or vice versa, or helping schools set up agriculture activities and farm visits I think we can make it a successful week by pulling our resources together.  In the past, Stephanie Stambach has done a statewide harvest lunch menu contest and she plans on doing something similar again. Stay tuned for more details!  If you wish to participate or have any ideas or suggestions for Maine Harvest Lunch Week, please don’t hesitate to contact:

Stephanie Stambach MS, RD, SNS
Child Nutrition Services
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Tel: 207.624.6732   Fax: 207.624.6841
Email: stephanie.stambach@maine.gov
Website: www.maine.gov/doe

WBANA Canada is hosting the WBANA Canada & WBANA US and NABREW Fall Meetings

This year the meeting will be held at the Fredericton Convention Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Wednesday, October 19 to Friday, October 21, 2016.

The Crowne Plaza Fredericton Hotel is right across the street from the Convention Centre and the perfect place to stay at a special rate. Neri Vautour has suggested that you book your hotel reservations now as the hotel fills up quickly for that time of year.

Book your reservation on the Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Fredericton’s Welcome to the Wild Blueberry Association of North American page.

Please review the WBANA-US draft schedule below and plan your travel and lodging dates. Travel date is October 19 except for the Health Research Committee.  More agenda and scheduling details will be distributed at a later date.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

  • 8:00-10:00 a.m.: Joint Health Research Committee Meeting
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Offshore Sub-Committee Meeting
  • 11:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Board and Marketing Committee Meeting, working lunch, a buffet will be available
  • 3:00-5:00 p.m.: Joint Boards WBANA-US and WBANA-CA Meeting
  • 4:00 p.m.: PR Agencies Reports

Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • 8:00-10:00 a.m.: WBANA Board and/or Marketing Committee Meeting, if needed
  • 8:30-4:30 p.m.: WILDBREW/Symposium

Friday, October 21, 2016

  • 8:30 a.m.-Noon: WILDBREW/Symposium


David E. Yarborough
Extension Blueberry Specialist

Wild blueberry fact sheets, past newsletters, contacts, resource links, calendar of events, and more can be found on the Cooperative Extension’s Maine Wild Blueberries website.

Information in this publication is provided purely for educational purposes. No responsibility is assumed for any problems associated with the use of products or services mentioned. No endorsement of products or companies is intended, nor is criticism of unnamed products or companies implied.

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