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Tom West Blueberries- Local Harvest

on April 24, 2015

 It was a day for just us girls yesterday. We went to a local blueberry farm. It was my first visit and I was totally amazed. Acres and acres of blueberry bushes as far as the eye could see. One of the things I found fascinating was that they also produced their own honey.

To find a place so close to my home that used to be covered in orange groves, and now is a place where you can spend the day, with family and friends, picking your own blueberries.

The scenery around the farm is really beautiful. You can see the homes in the distance that surround the lake, on the outskirts, of the blueberry farm. My dear friend Cheri and her daughter Story, helped me pick as many blueberries as possible before the rain came. I think a homemade blueberry pie is on my list when I get home.

Even the turtles were enjoying the scenery. One thing I noticed was all the birds flying overhead. They have visual and audio deterrents that keep these birds away from eating the blueberries. They had hawk shape kites that flew high above the farm and noise machines that produced periodic siren type sounds. I have to say, it was working. None of those birds flying overhead came too close to the farm.

What a great time. I have my blueberries and I’ll be sure to pick up some of that delicious local honey on my way out. Oh yeah, I bought a small blueberry bush too. If you live in the Orlando area, and looking for something to do with the family, you need to visit Tom West Blueberry Farm at 155 W Oakland Ave. Ocoee, Fl. 34761. For more information visit their website at www.tomwestblueberries.com.

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