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char2006
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Registered on: ‎10-31-2009

Blueberry shortage

Someone on the old boards asked about the lack of blueberries at Krogers and other stores. This article may explain the reason.
Retailers halt dealings with Mich. fruit grower
Grand Rapids � Wal�Mart , Kroger and Meijer are suspending business with a large southwestern Michigan blueberry grow�er after investigators found children as young as 6 in the grower�s fields. The retailers said Friday they have stopped buying prod�ucts from Adkin Blue Ribbon Blueberry Co.

near South Haven. Adkin general manager Tony Marr says the company enforces a strict written policy that says children cannot work in its fields.

Michigan is the nation�s largest blueberry producer with 110 million pounds harvested last year.

Staff and wire reports Detroit News Oct 31, 2009
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Blueberry shortage

Why can't kids be allowed to do something constructive like pick blueberries for a short period of time?
I would think that learning to complete tasks and handling responsibility for a short time, a couple of hours per week, under qualified supervision, would do a lot towards developing necessary life skills. Children need to acquire a positive mindset about themselves. Giving them meaningful tasks during their formative years would improve their chances of doing so. Handling responsibility at an early age would allow them to experience developmental opportunities that could become a way of life as they proceed toward their teenage years. How many teens do you see that are absolutely void of instincts to carry out duties and responsibilities? Early exposure to managing their activities in meaningful ways will lead to their accepting reliability and efficiency as healthy ingredients toward a productive life.
And we could have more blueberries available at the same time!!!
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Blueberry shortage

char2006 (11/1/2009)
Someone on the old boards asked about the lack of blueberries at Krogers and other stores. This article may explain the reason.

Retailers halt dealings with Mich. fruit grower

Grand Rapids � Wal�Mart , Kroger and Meijer are suspending business with a large southwestern Michigan blueberry grow�er after investigators found children as young as 6 in the grower�s fields. The retailers said Friday they have stopped buying prod�ucts from Adkin Blue Ribbon Blueberry Co.

near South Haven. Adkin general manager Tony Marr says the company enforces a strict written policy that says children cannot work in its fields.

Michigan is the nation�s largest blueberry producer with 110 million pounds harvested last year.

Staff and wire reports Detroit News Oct 31, 2009

Oh, my. Thanks for the explanation, Char. Yes, there were a few of us, including Deafmack, that were searching high and low for blueberries. I found a few cartons at Biggs on Sunday, and then a whole bunch at Whole Foods, which had previously been out of blueberries. It is great to have them, again. Are you out there, Deafmack???
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Blueberry shortage

need help as soon as possible!!
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Blueberry shortage

char2006 (11/1/2009)
Someone on the old boards asked about the lack of blueberries at Krogers and other stores. This article may explain the reason.



Retailers halt dealings with Mich. fruit grower



Grand Rapids � Wal�Mart , Kroger and Meijer are suspending business with a large southwestern Michigan blueberry grow�er after investigators found children as young as 6 in the grower�s fields. The retailers said Friday they have stopped buying prod�ucts from Adkin Blue Ribbon Blueberry Co.







near South Haven. Adkin general manager Tony Marr says the company enforces a strict written policy that says children cannot work in its fields.







Michigan is the nation�s largest blueberry producer with 110 million pounds harvested last year.







Staff and wire reports Detroit News Oct 31, 2009




Maybe that would explain the high price of blueberries at Wegman's. It's usually 2 pints for $5, but lately they've been priced at $3.99 each. I like blueberries, they're a good addition to oatmeal.



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