'Tis the season for Blueberries
It's blueberry season, and that means it's busy at BlueBela Farms in High Springs. With 2.5 acres devoted to blueberry bushes, owner Pedro Valdes says there's thousands of pounds ready to be picked. However, getting to that point is hard work.
"My day really starts around 2:30 in the morning," said Valdes, "I scare the deer away; I stay until about 4, when the irrigation comes on, then I go take a break and come back again around 6 in the morning."
Florida is one of the top producers of blueberries in the country. With about 2,500 acres harvested every year.
If you're up for the physical labor, picking saves. At $3.50 a pound, BlueBela's prices beat local supermarkets.
At Publix, blueberries are currently $2.99/pint, at Sweetbay, they're $2.50/ pint, and at Ward's, they are $3.99/pint.
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