In season: Blueberries

If you stopped by at the Pemberton Farmers Market yesterday, you might now be enjoying locally grown eggplant, cucumbers, cabbage, carrots and zucchini, as well as organic blueberries.

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Local blueberry growers, JD and Sharon Hare, are profiled this week at Choose Pemberton. Find out more about their adventures here.

If you were to write a job description for a farmer, what would it read? How did you know you had what it took, not having grown up on farms?

One thing that makes our operation a little different from other new farms in the area, is that blueberries are a perennial. Our farm is more like an orchard or a vineyard.  So, for me it has been more of a farm-building project.  I knew I could tackle that, and the idea of spending our lives becoming better farmers really appealed to both of us.

To be a good small-plot organic farmer, you have to truly love the land, and every single cell of life.

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