Harvest Nights finale Snow Chasers extend Big L
This weekend marks the last hurrah for the local blueberry season. It was a watershed year for the Big L Ranch in Woodlake. Harvest Nights, in spite of some anxiety about COVID-19, more than doubled in attendance from last year. Handwashing sinks when you arrive and 10 acres to spread out, patrons practiced social distancing and used common sense to stay safe.
The seven nights of blueberry picking, food, music, and family fun is now firmly established on the local event scene. The 2020 series concludes this week with a grand finale: A Summer Solstice Dance Party with DJ John Lewis and sandwiches by KC Pulled Pork, sprinklers at the river beach for the kids, and lots of giveaways. Don’t miss this signature kickoff to Summer 2020.
Snow Chaser Snow Chasers extend Big L
If you’ve become an organic blueberry aficionado then you know that the Big L has five acres planted in five varieties: Suzi Blue, Ventura, San Joaquin, Star, and Snow Chaser. The aptly named Snow Chaser is the earliest variety of blueberries grown at Big L Ranch. The other four varieties ripen in May and June. You’ve missed their window in 2020 but that means something to look forward to in 2021.