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Pick your own blueberries at peak of season and save

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It’s the end of the season and local blueberries are now at their sweetest and cheapest.

Many Tampa Bay area farms are opening their gates to allow the public to come and pick their own stash of the juicy berries, and at a discounted price.

Church Lake Farms, 16321 McGlamery Road, Odessa will be open this week on Tuesday (May 20) and Thursday (May 22) both in the morning and evening and again on Saturday and Sunday in the morning. Baskets are provided and berries are $3 per pound.

Quality Blue Farms, 11220 Denton Ave., Hudson opens their farm to the public for the last two weeks of the season for picking, ending around the end of May.

Bonnie Blueberries, 201 Wendel Ave., Lithia, is open for self pickers every Friday and Saturday through the end of May from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Berries are $20 for a gallon bucket which is equivalent to about six or seven pounds.

All About The Blueberry Farm, 3904 Heathcoe Road, Plant City will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The farm lends you a bucket and let you fill it up, which gets you about seven pounds of berries for $20. The farm accepts cash only.

For other West Central Florida farms offering u-pick for various produce, visit http://www.pickyourown.org/


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