This story was originally published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on December 4, 2016.
By Leah Thorsen| stltoday.com
MASCOUTAH • Inside the 35-degree North Bay Produce warehouse at MidAmerica Airport last week, bundled-up workers unpacked blackberries harvested in Mexico less than two days earlier, pulling out the less-desirable fruit and placing the good berries into containers ready to be shipped to grocery stores.
Tim Cantwell, the airport’s director, continues to push for a bigger plan that has been in the works for years of where such produce could end up — in China. And on the passenger air side, the airport is readying for an uptick in flights on Allegiant Airlines, its only airline…Read More