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Blueberry farm's first harvest woes

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Exmoor's first blueberry farm, Sharcott Farm in Exford, has struggled to make a profit since it set up, after four years battling with severe weather - from droughts to flooding.

This year the weather has enabled a bumper crop of blueberries, but what should be an occasion for celebration has been overshadowed by the last minute withdrawal of the harvest's main buyer.

It is now hoped local buyers will help out, but they are likely to account for less than 20% of the 1.8 ton crop Simon and Sarah Keily expect to harvest between now and the end of September.

BBC Points West's Andrea Ormsby reports.

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