Generations of "Going Wild"
In 1874, Jasper Wyman founded a seafood canning company in his hometown of Milbridge, in Downeast Maine. By 1900, he had shifted the focus of the Jasper Wyman & Son enterprise to the region’s most abundant natural resource: Wild Blueberries.
Over the next century, Jasper’s descendants acquired thousands of acres of fields and barrens, including the highest-yielding Wild Blueberry acres in the world. In 1998, Wyman’s acquired a processing plant on Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, and followed Jasper’s formula of becoming a large landowner there. With our subsidiary, Wyman's of PEI, Wyman's is the leading grower, processor and marketer of this unique, amazingly healthy little fruit: Wild Blueberries.
Wyman’s of Maine is still family owned. Most of our blueberries come from over 10,000 acres of our own Wild Blueberry barrens and from the coastal hills, ridgelines and fields of other Wyman growers in Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Fresher than Fresh
We sort, clean and process our Wild Blueberries within hours of being picked, using state-of-the-art technology to preserve their flavor, quality and antioxidant capacity. We use winnowing machines in the fields to remove twigs and leaves during harvesting. Within hours, our berries are individually quick frozen (IQF), ensuring “fresher than fresh” taste and nutrition. Before we package Wyman’s of Maine Wild Blueberries, we use color laser sorters to remove anything but the finest quality berries. We invite you to learn more about our commitment to quality, food safety and value.
Wild and Beyond
In the late 1990s, Wyman’s began a comprehensive sourcing program for other berry fruits in Chile as well as premium fruits from other parts of the world. Wyman’s of Maine now stands as one of the largest importers of frozen berries in North America. And the same values that guided our family enterprise from the beginning are in place today. With a heritage that began with Wild Blueberries and continues to grow, we remain committed to sustainable practices that will protect people and the planet for future generations.