On Tuesday, June 26, 6:00 p.m. Jim Minick will be at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace for a dual purpose event, sharing tips on raising wild blueberries and reading from his award-winning, 2010 book, just released on paperback, The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family. A variety of delicious, homemade blueberry treats will also be available!
It was the winner of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance's Best Nonfiction Book for 2010, and took second place in the Southern Environmental Law Center's Annual Book Contest.
The Blueberry Years captures the story of Minick’s experience creating and operating one of the mid-Atlantic’s first certified-organic, pick-your-own blueberry farms. For a decade, the author and his wife planted, pruned, and picked while also opening the field to hundreds of people who came to harvest berries. These pickers shared blueberry-flavored moonshine and sober religion, warm hugs and cool hats, and always bushels of stories.
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