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Blueberries Boomin’

Lea Ann Cone, of East Topsham, Vt., picks blueberries at Wild Hill Organics in West Fairlee on August 7, 2013. "These are the biggest blueberries I've ever seen, and the fact that they're organic makes them that much better," Cone said. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)

Lea Ann Cone, of East Topsham, Vt., picks blueberries at Wild Hill Organics in West Fairlee on August 7, 2013. "These are the biggest blueberries I've ever seen, and the fact that they're organic makes them that much better," Cone said. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Purchase photo reprints »

West Fairlee — There is no such thing as too many blueberries for East Topsham’s Lea Ann Cone.

“I wonder how many blueberries it takes to get a bellyache, because I haven’t gotten there yet, and I’ve eaten a lot so far this season,” she said.

Cone was at Wild Hill Organics this morning with West Topsham resident Carol Jenisch picking their latest bounty of the little blue fruits. They were joined by a half-dozen other groups of pick-your-own pickers during an hour-and-a-half span on the sunny, breezy morning.

A specialist with the University of Vermont Extension program says this year has been a “banner season” for blueberries, thanks to a well-timed spurt of rain in June and other factors. Read more in an upcoming issue of the Valley News this week.

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