Blueberries love the rain!

June 19, 2009 5:48:16 AM PDT
Rain that has left many New Jersey residents feeling blue has helped produce large, plump blueberries in the Garden State.

South Jersey farmers are scrambling to harvest the crop. They hope the rain eases before the fruit starts to swell and split.

Anthony Berenato of Mohawk Farms in Hammonton says this year's starting prices match the lowest price of the previous three years. That's $13.50 per box of 12 pints.

The farms have also been flooded with job applicants during the recession, including educated adults who lost their jobs.

Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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