Imports of fresh berries into the European market from developing countries have doubled over the past five years. Berries are increasingly offered as a convenient and healthy snack, seducing shoppers into buying them. Although many berries are grown in Europe itself, demand is much higher than European production and imports from developing countries are filling in the gap.
Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry
This study estimates blueberry consumer reaction to a potential honey bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) management strategy; increased reliance upon native pollinators like the common Eastern Bumble bee (Bombus impatiens). A survey of 498 consumers was conducted using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. Respondents were asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 5, four different blueberry “packages” each containing five attributes; price, pollination method (native bee, commercial honey bee), fresh or frozen, produced in or out of state and variety (wild, cultivated).
Relative to total sales, blueberries are the number one fruit commodity in the state of Georgia, surpassing even peaches. Recently, a new disease has been identified in the Georgia blueberry production region. This disease has been named “bacterial leaf scorch,” and it is caused by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa.
DJ's is committed to providing our customers with the freshest and finest varieties of strawberries and other spring and summer produce. The fall brings pumpkins and mums. DJ's Berry Patch is a pre-picked or pick-your-own Strawberry and Produce Farm.
In addition to our deliciously sweet berries, you'll find tomatoes, sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe and more available at our farm market each spring. You can also find our produce at local markets including: Holly Springs Farmers Market and Apex Farmers Market.
Customers all around the globe know Farm Fresh Produce as a family company, working with owner Steven Ceccarelli to provide their markets with the finest sweet potatoes, peppers, multi-variety squash, green onions, cucumbers, apples, grapefruit, tomatoes, broccoli, cherries, blueberries and grapes.
Steven has also worked as a sales agent for other farms, and has had experience in brokering the import and export of vegetables from the United States, Chile, Holland, Spain, South Africa and as far east as China.
Blueberries are a popular early summer small fruit. Successful blueberry marketing requires that the fruit not only be of very high quality but that it also be properly packaged and thoroughly cooled. This publication explains the postharvest handling procedures necessary to deliver North Carolina blueberries of the highest quality.
Hickory Bluff Berry Farm is open seasonally from April-July.
You-Pick Berries, including strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries
Various jams made from our own berries
Fresh farm vegetables
A wide array of garden plants, bedding plants, hanging baskets, and cut flowers
If you are unable to visit our farm, you can find us at the Charleston Farmers Market or the Summerville Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. If you are interested in making arrangements for a delivery, please call us or email us. Find us on facebook for the most up-to-date information.
Haygrove was founded in 1988 by Angus Davison, and began as a strawberry growing degree project on 1 hectare of rented land in Herefordshire, UK. This original farming business has steadily expanded in geography and techniques to become an all-year-round berry, and long season cherry and organic grower, supplying the best retailers in the UK, Europe, and South Africa. In 1994 they started protecting crops from challenging UK weather.