Find your thrill at Blueberry Hill


Find your thrill at Blueberry Hill

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AgriNews photos/Karen Binder Bill Bass explains his favorite way to pick blueberries. He cups one hand under a cluster of berries and then uses the other hand to gently knock off ripened berries. Bass Farms recently bought and now operates Blueberry Hills, a berry farm within a mile of the farm.

COBDEN, Ill. — Bill Bass has been farming all of his life, and he seemingly grows it all.
There’s 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans, 800 to 900 head of cattle, apple and peach orchards, berry patches, greenhouses for flowers and hydroponic tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers and more.

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