Annual Workers’ Welcome Fair Ushers In Downeast Blueberry Season

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Annual Workers’ Welcome Fair Ushers In Downeast Blueberry Season
Maine Public | By Ari Snider
Published July 31, 2021 at 11:24 AM EDT

Blueberry season is getting underway, and that means hundreds of migrant workers who rake and process Maine’s iconic wild berries are arriving in the state. To welcome the workers, several support organizations participated in a resources fair in Cherryfield on Thursday, offering everything from legal aid to COVID-19 vaccines.

The annual Welcome and Resource Fair was put on by Mano en Mano, a nonprofit that supports farm workers and immigrants, primarily in Hancock and Washington counties.

The event, held at the Maine Seacoast Mission building in Cherryfield, offered a one-stop-shop for a range of services, including food assistance and clothing donations.

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