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JG Ranch shifts to Summer Hours and Gears up for Blackberry Season

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on May 8, 2019

With Blackberry Season comes a shift in Farm Hours at JG Ranch

Summer Hours from May 1 to July 4 are Thursday to Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm, pending weather!

It’s Almost Blackberry Time!

The blackberry vines at JG Ranch have gone into full bloom in the last couple of weeks, and we’ve already started harvesting the first few pounds of blackberries for the year! They are a little scattered, but in the coming weeks, it looks like there will be plenty!

Call ahead at (352)-799-0556 to see how they’re doing before you come to pick, just to be safe!

Watch the Weather!

As the days get hotter, they inevitably get wetter! Always check the radar for Brooksville before heading out, just to make sure it’s all clear. We are an outdoor attraction; therefore we rely heavily on pleasant weather.

We will be closed if there is lightning within 5 miles, but we will warn people at 10 miles away!

Summer Picking Necessities

It is vital that everyone come prepared to handle the heat!

Our Recommendations include

  • ▪ Sunscreen
  • ▪ Hats
  • ▪ Water (at least a bottle per person)
  • ▪ A cooler for your produce

Farm Fresh Eggs

We have Farm Fresh Eggs available, but they go fast! Be sure to show up early or call to reserve a dozen or two! Over the summer, you may call ahead and come get eggs! Even when the farm is closed.

What Happened JG Ranch’s Blueberry Season?

Our blueberry season was cut short right at its peak this season by an unfortunate event.

Most of our blueberry field has experienced a blight of some form, and more than half of our entire field has perished. We are currently working with our local experts to help determine the issue, so we may combat it or prevent it in the future.

Until then, it is unknown what will become of the remaining plants.

 

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