Murray and Diane Tweedie
Murray Tweedie retired as an electrical engineer in 1997 and needed something to do. He started with developing 7 acres of blueberries as a hobby in 1998. Between 1999 and 2002, he developed an additional 50 acres of what used to be forest land and in 2003, purchased another 63 acres of producing blueberry land. A few years later, he bought 288 acres of blueberry land in various stages of development in the Kent County area. With a lot of hard work and with the help of his wife Diane and his friend Marcel who has been helping him since 2000, they completed the development of the land and started serious production of blueberries. This year (2013), he hopes to harvest more than 1,000,000 lbs. of wild blueberries. Murray Tweedie finally realized his lifelong dream to become a farmer.
Murray and Diane Tweedie operate about 500 acres of wild blueberry production. Most of the production goes to a processor in PEI and in the state of Maine. Wild Blueberry Meadows cleans many of the blueberries themselves for domestic sales through the Really Local Harvest Coop members and at their own booth at the Dieppe Market.
Dieppe Market, Saturday : 7 am – 1:30 pm
The Lotus Co-operative Marketplace : 20 Record St, Moncton
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mid-july: Hand picked blueberries
August: 5lbs and 10lbs boxes
All year: 5lb boxes and 2lbs bags, frozen
All year: Blueberry juice
All year: dried blueberries
All year: blueberry pies
All year: Blueberry Doggie Treats