The Merrill Story
For over 10,000 years, wild blueberries have always grown along the coast of Maine.
But starting only in the 1900's has their goodness been commercially farmed. It all
began in 1925, when Albert and Osmon Merrill started growing our family business.
Through the years, Merrill Blueberry Farms has grown to become a leader in the
field of wild blueberries. For four generations, our Merrill family secrets have
been hard work, innovation, and a total commitment to our customers. A case in
point: it seemed a pity to Osmon that wild blueberries could be enjoyed only in
the fleeting harvest season. So, he set to work in the early 1930s and pioneered
the process of freezing berries for year-round availability.
Today, our Merrill Wild Blueberries are frozen by the IQF (Individually Quick Frozen)
method to ensure their long-lasting healthfulness and flavor. Each year we improve
or upgrade our existing system to provide a better product.
Our present daily production is a far cry from the few hundred pounds that made
Albert and Osmon proud more than 95 years ago. Tried and true quality and experience
in providing a superior product to manufacturers and consumers is our way of joining
forces with nature. Wild blueberries have been a gift from the soils of Eastern Maine to
the Merrill family, and in turn, a gift to people all across the countryside.