Triad Blueberry Crops Have "Best Season," Despite Delays

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Piedmont Triad Farmers Market will celebrate blueberry and blackberry seasons Friday, as more than a dozen state vendors display product from what they say has been one of the "best seasons" for the fruit.

Friday is "Blueberry and Blackberry Day" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers Area #2 building. According to Farmers Market spokesperson Misty Green, blueberry and blackberry vendors are coming from as far as Lincoln County, in order to share their products with the public.

Green said mid- to late June is typically peak season for blueberries and blackberries, but the harvest was two weeks late this year due to winter cold spells. However, she said the general consensus among North Carolina blueberry and blackberry farmers is that the crop has thrived this season.

"When temperatures get really hot, they produce a good berry," Green said.

Green said the fruit's supply is ample, and prices are "normal" this year.

The Blueberry and Blackberry Day is free, open to the public and will include blueberry ice cream tastings from Julian's Homeland Creamery.

Watch WFMY News 2's Good Morning Show Friday for an inside look.


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