Food-Farm Etiquette

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - As berry season reaches its peak in the Northeast, farmers who are fed up with their fields being treated like all-you-can-eat buffets are taking a variety of steps to recoup their losses.

Some are using humor to remind customers that they should be filling their buckets, not their bellies. Others have raised prices or started charging admission fees. Problems range from customers who make a meal out of a visit to a farm to those who try to smuggle produce out in baby strollers.

At the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation, president Jeffrey Holmes says he's been getting fewer complaints about theft this year after several years of significant problems. Some farmers have speculated that people are starting to realize that farmers also are facing tough economic times.

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