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Blueberries in season at Bowser's Blueberries

July 10, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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Jackson Cadarette, 8, picked blueberries with his sister, Makenna, 5, and mother, Sarah Cadarette at Bowser's Blueberries in Renfrew Monday morning. July 6, 2020.

The opening day of any season is an exciting day.

Baseball fans flock to ballparks, anglers rush to their favorite fishing holes and hunters invade the woods.

On a small farm along McCalmont Road in Renfrew, opening day for blueberry picking season — the first Saturday in July — fell on Independence Day this year.

“It was a little crazy. Luckily, we have a lot of parking,” said Lisa Bowser of Bowser's Blueberries, where people come to pick blueberries off 5,700 bushes spread over five acres that she tends with her husband, Ric, and daughters Lexi and Shannon.

About 450 people came to the farm on opening day and hand picked 1,130 pounds of sweet blueberries that they bought and took home.

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