8/19/2013

The number of U.S. fields growing blueberries has nearly doubled in the past two decades amid growing demand for the fruit and its health benefits. In a typical year, growers in at least one part of the U.S. and Canada experience weather-related crop losses, but that's not the case this year -- supply is keeping up with demand and keeping prices low, says farmer Roy Malensky. "We had New Jersey, Michigan, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia -- everyone sort of producing at the same time, so we got this huge influx of fruit in."

Related Summaries