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FullBlue360 extends N.J. blueberry-growing season

IMG 9465For most Garden State blueberry growers the season ended weeks ago, but not for a small farm run by FullBlue360 in Forked River, NJ. The farm is home to a growing process that is environmentally friendly, sustainable and produces large, premium organic blueberries into August. On Monday, Aug. 5 The Produce News was invited to the farm to see the operation and witness the final harvest of the 2019 season.

The blueberries are grown in pots, not the ground, using a soilless growing medium and a drip irrigation system that utilizes 50-70 percent less water than traditional farming. The technology when combined with a special shade cloth (netting) can yield up to 200 percent more blueberries per acre.

“We are changing the way the world thinks about growing food,” said Tiffany Bohlin, chief executive officer and co-founder of FullBlue360. “

Ken Hollenbeck, executive vice president of project development for FullBlue360.