B.C. farmer goes high-tech to prevent his berries from rotting in transit

Local family-run farm goes high-tech to widen product line and increase shelf life

A Richmond-based organic farmer wants to capitalize on the growing reputation of B.C. blueberries by increasing their shelf life to allow more consumers in Asia to enjoy the taste – and health benefits – of the fruit.

Fred Liu, founder and owner of Lohas Farm Inc., has been in the business for roughly a decade and has been successful in selling to consumers and distributors in markets like Taiwan and mainland China.

But he said that B.C.’s short blueberry season and the fruit’s limited shelf life make business at the small farm a constant guessing game.

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