Washington County walks on the wild side

by Ruth Leubecker

Thirty-two years of wild blueberry field days have brought a growing number of stakeholders together -- all in the name of nurturing this indigenous little berry.

While everyone agreed last Wednesday at the annual picnic that this year’s crop would be a little below average, it was the price debacle that had small growers more than a little uneasy. “The present pricing makes me hope a big old hail storm will come through,” said one such grower. “Then I won’t have to harvest them.”

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