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The Blueberry Crisis In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. This is a Google Map (Satellite view) of the hill I live on — with 3 BIG wild blueberry farms.


Click to access ‘Boston.com’ original from last Fall. Still v. applicable.


No. Nope — there is no shortage per se. Actually we are in the midst of a global GLUT of blueberries. Chile, Canada, Mexico and Peru are POURING in ‘cheap’ blueberries into the U.S.

This has resulted in blueberry prices going down since 2017. Good for the consumer.

Not good for growers, especially those in New England — New Hampshire, of course, among those hit. Plus, in New England it is wild blueberries, that grow close to the ground, as opposed to the ‘Highbush’ grown further down. Highbush is called cultivated. Wild blueberries have more antioxidants, tend to be bluer and tastier. But, they are hard to pick. That adds to their cost.

I live on the side of a hill — and in reality it should be called ‘Blueberry Hill’. We have three large wild blueberry farms on it. I run/walk by them most days.

Last year I heard rumblings that the owners of these farms were not happy. They were not making the kind of money they were used to. I then heard that a Maine company that ran one of the farms, on behalf of the owner, had pulled out. It was not economical to run the farm!

Yesterday, on my walk, I got to talk to one of the owners. He told me that the issue was the prices: ‘way down’. They are basically at break even and their cost is lower than mosts and they also sell at local farm markets where they can get retail as opposed to wholesale pricing. He was not happy. He reckons that Canada is dumping blueberries into the U.S. market.

Not good. I like having these farms around. They bring in bees to pollinate the plants. Watching that is fun.

So, this is a heads up since many people don’t appreciate what is happening. All they notice is that blueberries are plentiful at the supermarkets and that they are at a good price.

But, this, alas, is at the expense of New England farmers.


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by Anura Guruge

I Have Become Hooked On Yoplait’s New ‘Oui’ French Yogurt In A Cute Glass Jar.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access the official Website ‘Oui’.


I stumbled upon these cute ‘Oui‘ jars, serendipitously, in Cambridge, MA, when we were there yesterday for ‘Revels‘.

I eat some form of yogurt each day and have been doing so for 20-years.

Of late I have restricted myself to plain, Greek yogurt to keep away from the sugar and sweeteners.

But, I had a strawberry-flavored ‘Oui’ as a treat. I was hooked.

Today, when I was at Walmart I went looking for them. Much to my delight they had some. I bought 5 jars … key lime, mango, blueberry and raspberry.

But, this will be just over Christmas.

I have been too chicken to even look at the label. I am sure it is ultra-high in carbs. Yikes. This is not good for me. But, I cannot resist.


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — July 10, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


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Anura Guruge Alton New Hampshire flowers lilac July 2017 Sony a6500


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Wild Blueberries On A New Hampshire Beach — Halfmoon Lake, Alton.

by Anura Guruge


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On Halfmoon Lake, July 26, 2016.

Refer to this post re. blueberry crop shortage.

All taken with my Fuji X-E2s.

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New Hampshire Blueberry Harvest Will Be Down In 2016 — Lack Of Rain.

by Anura Guruge


Prospect Mountain, in Alton, N.H., that I run up/down four or five times a week has two blueberry farms — one, owned by a company in Maine, a v. large, very mechanized commercial operation. They started their 2016 harvesting this morning as I was trudging up the hill. They had an impressive array of specialized equipment, trucked over from Maine. I had a brief conversation with the foreman.

He informed me that the harvest would be poor. Shrivelled berries and not as many as they would like. The drought! And that is true. Though we have had some good downpours here and there we have gone for long periods, this Spring/Summer, without rain.

So prices will go up — though that is not the end of the world. Just a heads up. There could even be a scarcity unless they can get them from somewhere else.


by Anura Guruge