North America’s blueberry crop is so substantial this year that farmers say prices are dropping. That’s after about a decade of rapid expansion of new plantings.
The Northwest is one of the top producers of blueberries in the nation. July is the peak of harvest.
Dozens of workers at the Middleton Farm outside of Eltopia, Washington stoop over chest high rows of bushes. It’s hot, but they’re they’re bundled in hoodies, scarves, hats – anything to shield against the blazing sun.