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Rain Showers Are Good News For Vermont's Berry Farmers

Hillary Bliss and her daughters Peyton, 8, and Ella, 10, of Morrisville, pick buckets full of berries at Pleasant Valley Blueberries, in Elmore.
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Hillary Bliss and her daughters Peyton, 8, and Ella, 10, of Morrisville, pick buckets full of berries at Pleasant Valley Blueberries, in Elmore.

This week’s rain is a welcome development for many of Vermont’s pick-your-own berry businesses.In Charlotte, Adam’s Berry Farm has put out a plea on social media for people to come pick as soon as possible, to help save blueberry plants that they say are suffering drought conditions. 

Although her crop is down from last season Amy Hill, of Pleasant Valley Blueberries, says her plants remain healthy despite the lack of rain in the first part of the summer.
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Although her crop is down from last season Amy Hill, of Pleasant Valley Blueberries, says her plants remain healthy despite the lack of rain in the first part of the summer.

Pleasant Valley Blueberries, in Elmore, opened for the season last weekend. Owner Amy Hill says while her berries are smaller this year, her plants remain healthy. 

Still, Hill said her crop is down compared to last year's bumper crop.

"I have probably half the crop as I did last year but, again, we had the bumper crop," she said. "So I’m assuming between weather and that they really produced a lot last year is why we’re down. But we’ll see what next year brings."

 
 

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