Miory and Sharkovshchina Districts of Vitebsk Region are famous for their rich harvest of wild berries. A large bog-lake complex Yelnya can be found there as well. Cranberries are bought by state purveyors and private traders.
At this point in time, the purchase price is significantly higher than at the beginning of the season.
Irina Fedukovich, commodity expert of Verkhnedvinsk branch of Vitebsk Regional Consumer Society: "We sell cranberries at price of 3,50 rubles. We have already prepared 900 kg of cranberries in the Miory District".
The area comprising the Elnya reserve is 25,000 hectares. Rare plants like cloudberry and round-leaved sundew are growing there as well.
[ 1 ruble = €0.33 ]