Title

Article about the blueberry operation at the Brodis family farm in Hope, which i

Authors

Julia Norris

Source

Down East

Date

8-1-1994

Pages

60-65

Abstract

Article about the blueberry operation at the Brodis family farm in Hope, which is owned Gwen and Dick Brodis. Before being bought by the Brodis family, who work the blueberry operation with the aid of their three grown children, grandchildren, and hired help, the farm belonged to Gwen's parents and grandparents. When the crop is ripe, the family must harvest 60,000 pounds of berries in about five weeks. During the August harvest, there might be as many as twenty-five people raking the Brodis fields, some family, some friends, but all locals. Two-thirds of the crop are sent to a commercial plant for freezing, but the cream of the crop are sold fresh at the family's roadside stand.

Subjects

Blueberry industry, Brodis, Dick, Brodis, Gwen

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