By: Julie Wood, Co-Owner of Wood Blueberry Farm
So we started a Blueberry Farm... What were we thinking?
We were so excited when we harvested the first fruit in 2007, it was enough to make a really nice cobbler. Now our field totals nearly 8,000 plants and will produce 35,000 pounds of fruit in a good year.
The farmer’s life is interesting and should be highly respected by those that enjoy the harvest. The weather all year long determines the quality and quantity of fruit produced. We spend many hours watching the weather forecasts and predicting how it will affect our crop.
Harvest time is highly anticipated. We cannot wait for the first buds to pop and flower! Once we get into full-blown harvest it is long hard exhausting days of work - daylight till dark. This is the time of year we say, “What were we thinking?”. But the harvest is short term and makes us appreciate the vacation we usually plan at the end of each season.
And by the way, we did plant that small vineyard that grows really pretty grapes; we just make really bad wine - So thankfully our blueberry crop is plentiful and delicious!
Wood Blueberry Farm is proud to be Aggie owned & operated and to be a hometown partner of Brookshire Brothers.
Julie Wood ’85, is now retired from Hudson ISD and manages the farm full time.
Dr. Craig Wood ’85, is still a full-time Veterinarian at Lone Star Veterinary Clinic in Lufkin.
Their three boys all graduated from Texas A&M, ’13, ’15, ‘15, and now work in the Houston area.