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Blueberry season kicks off at Owl's Head

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RICHMOND, Vt. -  The summer is flying by, but one season is just beginning.

We're talking about blueberries. Lets take a look at one farm where there more than enough to go around. 

Its summer and prime time for blueberries.

 "They're beautiful, they're big and they're delicious," said Pat Weaver, the Co-Owner of Owl's Head. 

Pat Weaver has co owned Owls Head Blueberry Farm for over thirty years. And Saturday was opening day--for pick your own blueberry season.

 "We're having a great harvest, there are loads of berries out here and we always tell people the sooner you get out here the better. They're big in the beginning and there are tons of them," said Weaver. 

Weaver says how long the season lasts depends on the weather.

"If we get a lot of really hot weather, they ripen faster so most years its about six weeks. We're pretty much done by the last week in August," said Weaver

But Saturday she says conditions were perfect. And over one hundred people came to the farm --to get their hands on the ripest berries.

 "This is the first time we've picked blueberries together in probably 30 years," said Steve Rooney, who came to pick blueberries. 

And with over three thousand bushes to choose from customers were not shy.

 "I'm thinking maybe ten pounds,. Maybe more, fifteen," said Morgan Wolaver, she also came to pick berries. 

Saturday was just the beginning of a very delicious summer.

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