“Unwrapped” in West Michigan

9 10 2008

Just caught this article in the Grand Rapids Press.

A film crew from the Food Network showed up on Thursday to film the blueberry’s last hurrah for Marc Summers’ show, “Unwrapped.”

Producer Tammy Sorter and videographer Reid Riddell rolled into Holland to show their viewers how blueberries are picked, processed and sold.

At West Michigan Processing Co-op Inc. in Holland, the film crew captured assembly-line workers dumping the blueberries into a gigantic, rattling machine that cleans them with a disinfectant before they’re sorted by hand by a bevy of women, then packaged and labeled.

The segment probably won’t air until next spring.  I used to love Unwrapped.  I still watch it occasionally, but not as much anymore.  Still, cool to hear about a film crew coming to Michigan to shoot a segment.

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