Happy birthday blueberries! This week on The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks chats with Amelie Aust of Fall Creek Nursery all about blueberries. Fall Creek supplies the majority of blueberry growers around the world with blueberry plants; Amelie is also president of the Blueberry Family Health Foundation, a nonprofit vehicle started by blueberry families for the industry to combine its resources to prevent type-2 diabetes in children. Later in the show, hear from Liz Neumark, founder and CEO of New York catering company Great Performances. This program was brought to you by Rt. 11.
“The thing about blueberries, once a plant is established – it should produce for 10, 15, 20 years! If you start with a really robust healthy vigorous disease free true to type blueberry plant – it pays dividends long term. If you start with quality, you get quality.” [08:00]
–Amelie Aust on The Farm Report