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It’s peak blueberry season in B.C. and grocery stores are fully stocked with heaps of the little purple fruits at rock bottom prices, which is great news for berry lovers. but farmers say they’re struggling to stay profitable.
Back in the 1990’s, many farmers in the province started growing blueberries because of the untapped potential market, according to one second-generation farmer in Richmond.
“There was a lot more profitability in blueberries and more of a consistent market … Every year the prices would get just slightly better and movement was good, you always sold your crop,” said Humraj Kallu, operations manager at Canwest farms.
This story was originally published on CBC News. To read the rest of this news worthy story, please visit https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/glut-of-blueberries-floods-b-c-market-leaving-farmers-struggling-to-make-profit-1.4772461?cmp=rss.