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Spiders, snakes and wasps make for scary berry picking
I'm not referring to the wilds of Montana, nor to the critters at the ranch. I've been in a much wilder territory for the last couple of days. I was peacefully picking berries. This is a gentle enough occupation in Montana. You do occasionally have to ... Helena Independent Record [ story ]

The Best Berries For Your Health
By Angela Haupt for U.S. News. Indeed, they're "the ultimate anti-aging superfood," says registered dietitian Lauri Boone in her new book, "Powerful Plant-Based Super Foods." "They top the charts with their high levels of antioxidants and ... Huffington Post [ story ]

Nandina berries are extremely poisonous
Q. I heard on the news that Nandina berries are poisonous to birds. Is this true? — Paula from Middletown. A. The shrub Nandina domestica, also known as "Sacred Bamboo" or "Heavenly Bamboo," is found in many yards, parks and other locations in the ... Times Herald-Record [ story ]

As berries fill U.S. niche, domestic use remains low
Argentina's blueberry export volume doesn't approach that of Chile, but Argentina's three growing areas are important sources for U.S. blueberry buyers as the deal transitions from British Columbia to Chile. Argentineans themselves don't consume much ... The Packer [ story ]

Monument woman sues Oregon producer over tainted berries
A Monument woman filed a federal class-action suit this month against an Oregon-based fruit grower, alleging she had to seek medical care after consuming a frozen berry mix tied to hepatitis A outbreaks in Colorado and other western states. The product ... Colorado Springs Gazette [ story ]

Berries prosper in three Argentinean regions
Courtesy Wish FarmsWish Farms, Plant City, Fla., grows blueberries in three regions of Argentina, including Tucuman.Argentina has three main blueberry growing regions, and each has its own production timeframe and geographic and climatic ... The Packer [ story ]

Week Adjourned: 9.13.13
Security Co. Securing 20% off Top of Employee Pay Advances? Alpha Centurion security company is facing a consumer fraud class action lawsuit filed by a former employee who alleges the company violated federal law by levying a large finance charge on ... LawyersandSettlements.com (blog) [ story ]

Be aware as berries draw bears to lower lands
A bumper-crop of lowland berries has drawn many bears out of the hills and into the same country that archers and bird hunters are prowling this fall. Archery season for deer and elk started Sept. 7, while upland game bird season for grouse, partridge ... The Missoulian [ story ]

Wild Berry closing doors after nearly 60 years in business
After 57 years, Alaska Wild Berry Products' Homer store will most likely be closing its doors at the end of this month. A sale on the building is pending, said Chris Story of Story Real Estate, which has been negotiating the deal. If the sale doesn't ... Homer Tribune [ story ]

Doe Orchards: 100 years of fruit, berries, beauty
On the road to Ayer, near a bend in the highway, lies one of the oldest orchards in Harvard. In 1913, Freeman Doe bought a house and 30 acres of land adjacent to what is now the Appleworks building. One hundred years later, Freeman's great grandson ... Harvard Press [ story ]

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