A blueberry boom?

The Guardian claims farmers in the UK are growing rich on a blueberry boom. Apparently, the British are big into the ‘Superfoods” concept, and hypermarkets like Tesco are encouraging farmers to grow more based on strong demand in the produce section.

Meanwhile in Maine, farmers were worried about low rainfall levels, but should be relieved by the rain of the last few days. Also, there is a shortage of workers willing and able to spend the labor in Maine’s 60,000 acres of blueberry fields picking the crop. Prices are up, which is good, but there doesn’t seem to be the massive public awareness which is driving demand in England.

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