Cornucopia Releases New Native Natural Berry Map

Not like the large, blemish-free blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries that journey hundreds of miles on tractor-trailers, these native alternate options are grown by farmers with direct relationships with the eaters who benefit from the sometimes-misshapen fruits of their meticulous labor.

Many of those natural farms, usually small-scale operations, provide gross sales from their farms, with lush strawberries offered side-by-side with brilliant asparagus. However in states the place berry season is a treasured time, many of those farms discover a retail dwelling on the grocery cabinets.

Searching for them out is a significant act. “Selecting licensed natural, soil-grown berries is an funding in farmers who’re supporting human well being and your native ecosystem,” says Cornucopia Coverage Director Marie Burcham. “Genuine natural berry growers use a spread of holistic practices that feed the soil microbiome, and vibrant soil is the supply of the vitamins you want.”

So act quick and top off on natural berries out of your native grower. This winter, you’ll revel within the pleasure of a solstice pie made with blueberries sourced out of your freezer.

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