Taming the Maine Wild Lowbush Blueberry
by Walter Staples
Blueberryland began as
a compilation of unusual circumstances, anecdotes, and stories from the author's personal experience during a period of
twenty years of managing a relatively small blueberry farm.
It has become a description of an intimate association with the people and the land
of the small town of Wesley in Washington County, Maine, a town
not unlike every other blueberry growing town in the state.
Blueberryland gives a true taste of Maine. Walter Staples gives a wholistic view of the love affair with blueberries
which he shares with the residents of his native state Maine. He does this in a wonderfully readable
way by mingling personal stories, and facts and figures provided by the Maine Cooperative Extension Service,
with recipes for treats such as; Wild Blueberry Bundt Cake, Wild Blueberry Cobbler, Blueberry-Apple Jelly, and Wild
About the Author
Walter Staples, a native of Maine, is a retired researcher for a major New England poultry breeding company,
retired blueberry farmer, and an avid trout fisherman. He has published numerous poems, short stories, and articles
in newspapers and magazines. He is also the author of The North Bay Narrative,
the story of a remote fishing village in Newfoundland.
Nonfiction. Memoir. $20.00, 6" x 9", 240 pages, paperback, ISBN 1-931807-15-9. Available from UPNE
139 Lower Ridge Rd.
Loudon, NH 03307
Also by Walter Staples: The North Bay Narrative, One Hundred Years of a Newfoundland Outport Village, and Country Boy.