It's summer time, which means it's also blueberry time! The wiregrass blueberry association likes to honor this fabulous season with a blueberry festival! Reporter Danielle Eldredge takes us to headland to find out more...
Many drive into Headland’s square Saturday for the third annual blueberry fest!
All in hopes to spend quality time with family in events like the baby crawl, and to find wonderful blueberry concoctions.
"The blueberry lemonade and I highly recommend it. I'm motivated to try and make it myself,” said festival-goer Rachel Reed.
“They get very creative here in headland with blueberries. They have blueberry jam, blueberry muffins, and blueberry snow cones. The most popular seems to be the blueberry lemonade,” said Eldredge
“It’s not really secret I don't guess. You just boil blueberries and then you blend them up and strain them out and then just add lemon juice and sugar and water," said blueberry harvester T.K. Scott.
Harvesters like, Clint Smith say this is the best place to advertise their crop.
Smith said, "There is so much local interest, people are calling up this time of year saying, "Hey I hear your growing blueberries, I'd like to get some!" "
With now over 400 acres of blueberry orchards in the wiregrass, growers can only hope they keep on growing.
"We hope to get the public here for two reasons, we hope to educate the public about the health benefits of blueberries... They are one of the most nutritious fruits available they are one of the few native North American fruits, and we also want to contact people that are interested in becoming growers," said Smith
If you want to get in on the blueberry action you can contact Peggy Smith at 334-796-8165.
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