The Business of Blueberries


Welcome to your weekly dose of great conversations with leading voices in the blueberry industry.

Tune in to hear insightful discussions on relevant information about the markets, research and technology related to blueberry production. Each episode also features voices of fellow growers and industry stakeholders giving a crop report, updating on crop progress, harvest expectations and market conditions.

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Episode 163

Merchandising Blueberries at Retail

In this episode of “The Business of Blueberries,” host Kasey Cronquist, president of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and the North American Blueberry Council (NABC), is joined by Ryan Ellison, produce category manager at Food City, and Joshua Essenburg, category manager at SpartanNash. Both of these retailers participated in a panel at the Blueberry…

February 26, 2024

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Episode 162

What’s in Store for 2024 With USHBC Chair Shelly Hartmann

In this episode of “The Business of Blueberries,” host Kasey Cronquist, president of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and the North American Blueberry Council (NABC), is joined by USHBC Chair Shelly Hartmann. As lifelong residents of Southwest Michigan, Shelly and Dennis Hartmann are the owners of True Blue Farms in Grand Junction. Established in…

February 8, 2024

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Episode 161

A Boost Of Blue In Schools

In this episode of “The Business of Blueberries,” host Kasey Cronquist, president of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and the North American Blueberry Council (NABC), is joined by Rachel Petraglia, culinary specialist for the fifth largest school nutrition program in the nation at the Georgia Department of Education. Petraglia spent almost 14 years working…

January 26, 2024

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Each week, USHBC/NABC President Kasey Cronquist sits down with leaders from throughout the blueberry industry to discuss markets, management, research, and the future of blueberries. Rod Cook, longtime industry veteran and chair of the Blueberry Technology and Innovation Committee, co-hosts the show on episodes that explore technology and innovation.