Nine years in the making with Sweat and Blueberry Tears. Southern girl revitalizes organic Blueberry farm and reveals her families-old Jam & Jelly recipe collection to the public.
Lucedale, United States – April 2, 2019 /PressCable/ —
Blue Barn Farms was established in 2011 after multi-generational farm girl Kayla Lowery and family purchased the once bustling 30+ year commercial Blueberry farm. The farm stands alone on 8 acres and was opened to the public in 2014 as a ‘U-Pick’ to the local community in Lucedale Mississippi right on the banks of the Escatawpa River.
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The Lowery family recounts that first year of acquisition as ‘trick farming’ where a few hirees picked the berries and Kayla, along with her mother, sorted them all day and into the late spring evening hours.
The family farm is situated just off a busy highway right on the Mississippi/Alabama state line. During the day they used a canopy tents and would load the berries up and head out to the end of the road where they would be sold to busy travelers. Most passerby’s were from Texas or Arkansas headed to the beach for vacation.
“We would sit out by the highway all day long during the hottest hours of the June and early July south Mississippi heat trying to catch the attention of beach goers with my homemade ‘fresh blueberries for sale’ signs lined down the the side of the highway. It was awful.”
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Long before they decided to go public with their multi-generational Jam & Jelly recipes the Lowery family would hike it to the local farmers markets scattered across the Mississippi and Alabama state lines. They started selling to a few grocery stores, produce stands, food buying clubs and CSA partnerships.
As they grew in popularity and made more local connections, their farm began to grow and expand seemingly over night.
Fast forward 9 years to the present and you will find a full fledged naturally grown produce and blueberry farm chalk full of high tents lined with tomatoes, okra, cucumbers and of course blueberry bushes standing 6 and 7 foot high.
Kayla says: “We received our CNG (certified naturally grown) certification in February 2017 even before we were dedicated to growing healthy and flavorful foods using earth friendly and sustainable practices. We believe in growing produce the old-fashioned way, pesticide and insecticide free, using only naturally derived soils and nutrients.”
Most recently the Lowery Family decided it was time to launch their very own Exclusive product line of Blueberry Jam, Jelly, Syrup, Pie-filling, BBQ Barn Sauce, and their Famous BlueBerry Lemonade.
“Our Blueberry Jam is made with *Certified Naturally Grown* blueberries. No chemicals, no pesticides. This recipe was handed down from generations long past and is held very close to our hearts. This isn’t your typical store bought Jam. It’s All Natural made with no preservatives from our Family to Yours.”
For those of you who wish to follow Kayla on her journey documenting the seasonal ebbs and flow of a day in the life, you are invited to Watch, Listen, Like and Subscribe to ‘Memoirs of a Farm Girl’ located on YouTube at the following Link Provided Here!
Name: Kayla Lowery
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Organization: Blue Barn Farms
Address: 6146 Agricola Latonia Rd., Lucedale, MS 39452, United States
Release ID: 497017
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