Cherryfield Foods Inc.
Now the Wild Blueberry growing and processing heart of our U. S. business, Cherryfield Foods, Inc. owns and operates the largest fruit farm in North America. Cherryfield Foods also owns and operates the company cranberry bog.
Cherryfield Foods Inc., is a company with a proud history that dates back to 1866. The company was originally founded as a blueberry canning operation. since colonial days, the area of Washington county, in and around Beddington, Deblois, Cherryfield, and Columbia and in the adjacent townships north of Columbia Falls, has been famous as the source of most of the Wild Blueberries packed in Maine.
In 1962 the company led the industry with the construction of the first freezing plant in Washington County. It was the largest plant in the United States, devoted exclusively to freezing Wild Blueberries. Oxford Frozen Foods Limited of Nova Scotia, purchased the former company in 1982 and created Cherryfield Foods, Inc. Since that time the company has grown tremendously and continues its long and proud history of being the leader in the cultivation, harvesting, freezing, canning and marketing the Wild Blueberry of Maine, with markets in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Did You Know?
Wild Blueberries are considered a bi-annual crop and are harvested every other year.