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The Cute Potato family is having the busiest August on record. We’re moving to a new house, hosting summer guests, and preparing to take on an exciting new project (more on all in future posts). With so much happening, MP asked Jessica Jenkins, our friend and sponsor from Daytrip Jr., to guest blog. Jessica and her crew recently traveled to the Kennebunk Plains to pick wild blueberries. Here’s their story: 

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk… it’s blueberry season in Maine!* The staff at Daytrip Society is always on the look out for fun, all-ages nature spots. We’ve heard more than a story or two about the bountiful, blueberry harvests and rare flowers in the Kennebunk Plains, but we had yet to visit ourselves. We grabbed our hats, berry baskets, and bug spray and prepared for adventure.

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Libby & Sons U-Picks in Limerick is a Cute Potato favorite for blueberry picking this season. The highbush berries are plentiful and easy for the wee ones to pick (most of the ripe fruit is at the lower branches). We chose traditional Jersey Blues, which are sweet and delicious, and Blue Crop, a larger, tangier variety. The 40-acre farm also offers apples and with luck, peaches next summer. There are several picnic tables shaded by apple trees if you want to bring lunch and stay awhile. And trust us, you will.

Owners Mary, Mike and Aaron Libby are some of the nicest and most accommodating people we’ve met. Don’t miss their homemade blueberry donuts—the perfect treat after an afternoon of berry picking.

Libby & Sons U-Picks
http://www.libbysonupicks.com/

86 Sawyer Mountain Road
Limerick
793-4749

Call ahead or visit their web site to check best days for picking.

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