Noto Town's blueberry sweet truck back in business

A farm that grows specialty blueberries in quake-hit Noto Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, has resumed sales in the prefectural capital, Kanazawa City.

Before the earthquake, Hiramiyuki Farm operated a kitchen car in Noto Town, attracting a loyal following of blueberry lovers. But the quake damaged the farm and its processing facilities.

Blueberry treats back on the streets.

Bouncing back from the disaster, the mobile kitchen returned to the streets on March 13, only this time, in a new location — Kanazawa City. The old favorites are still on the menu: crepes topped with blueberries and fresh cream, blueberry donut, and blueberry cider.

Customers were delighted. One told staff, "I know it's been a tough time for you, but I'm supporting you. Please do your best."

Sono Risako, one of those serving up berry treats, said, "We are glad to see our customers' faces even though we can't operate in Noto Town now."

The kitchen car will continue to operate at several locations in Kanazawa, mainly on weekends.

Sono Risako of Hiramiyuki Farm