Chris with Maqui Berry, at Lake Maihue'. Zoe Helene © 2011

Chris with Maqui Berry, Lake Maihue’

In southern Chile, I traveled to the area of Maihue’ (pron: my hway), to the hillsides of a pristine lake with the same name, where a community of Mapuche native people harvest tens of tons of wild maqui berry for commercial sale. There I saw, ate, harvested and learned about this remarkable berry, which is making its way into the U.S. marketplace.