Ellsworth American cites Yarborough in story on effort to sell leftover blueberries to schools

David Yarborough, a professor in the School of Food and Agriculture and wild blueberry specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Ellsworth American for a story on the possibility of selling surplus blueberries from the 2016 crop to public schools in Maine. Based on state tax receipts, the 2016 yield could be 107 million pounds, according to the article. “That would make it the second largest crop” since 1924, Yarborough told the Ellsworth American. The paper reports the Wild Blueberry Commission has been given a $50,000 grant from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to market wild blueberries for use in public school breakfast and lunch programs.