Wanted: Jam makers and berry growers

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LOVELL – Because the Greater Lovell Land Trust believes that consumer support of locally grown food and its producers is a significant tool that aids in the preservation of local land for farming and having experienced success last year with its Cranberries for Conservation program for the holiday season, the trust is exploring the feasibility of expanding its offerings to include other wild berries in an assortment of homemade preserves under a land trust preserves label.

In addition to traditional wild berries such as raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, the trust is considering the sale of preserves made from local organically grown berries and berries classified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as “naturally grown.” Organic and naturally grown fruits such as apples, peaches and pears may also be considered for the program.

The trust would like to hear from producers of berries or fruits or canners of jams and jellies. Those interested are asked to call George Westerberg at the trust for more information at 925-2912 or gwest@pivot.net.

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