Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Heat a Factor in Blueberry Picking This Week

When you come out to pick blueberries, please be careful not to get too hot. We highly suggest early morning or late afternoon as the best times to pick berries because the middle part of the day has been well into the 90's and that's just too hot for most people to be roasting in the fields.

Take frequent breaks and a bit of shade and then go back out if needed.

Don't forget a hat and sunscreen. We have water and gatorade available in the drink machine, but if you have a beverage preference, don't forget that as well.

We're at the halfway point in the season, but there are large and small green berries still out there in addition to the ripe blue and almost ripe red berries. I was walking around the back field this evening and the middle section is best for picking right now. There are also some blue in the Oneal field again for those of you interested in them.

I still anticipate a normal length season, meaning we should be open a couple more weeks, but likely not much longer than that. Maybe somewhere around the 15th, give or take about 5 days depending on rain and heat.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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