New Hampshire Blueberry Harvest Will Be Down In 2016 — Lack Of Rain.
Prospect Mountain, in Alton, N.H., that I run up/down four or five times a week has two blueberry farms — one, owned by a company in Maine, a v. large, very mechanized commercial operation. They started their 2016 harvesting this morning as I was trudging up the hill. They had an impressive array of specialized equipment, trucked over from Maine. I had a brief conversation with the foreman.
He informed me that the harvest would be poor. Shrivelled berries and not as many as they would like. The drought! And that is true. Though we have had some good downpours here and there we have gone for long periods, this Spring/Summer, without rain.
So prices will go up — though that is not the end of the world. Just a heads up. There could even be a scarcity unless they can get them from somewhere else.