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Rather than let blueberries rot, Coloma farmer donates surplus to Feeding America

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Gary Blough checks on a batch of blueberries at his Coloma farm on Wednesday. Blough recently donated much of his surplus crop to Feeding America, rather than let the berries rot on the bush.

COLOMA — Gary Blough’s blueberry crop was bittersweet this year.

With 15 acres dedicated to blueberries, the Coloma Township farmer hasn’t been able to sell the normal amount of the crop this year.


Gary Blough checks on acres of blueberries at his Coloma farm.


Blough picks blueberries at his Coloma farm on Wednesday.

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