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Blueberry crops doing well this summer

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Some of Michigan's farmers are predicting a record crop of blueberries, but that's not to say there won't be obstacles.

"They are smaller, but sweeter. So there's a trade off there," said Emily Russell, co-owner of Russell's Blueberries and Book Barn.

Russell said the weather this summer is helping to produce some great tasting blueberries. She said this year's yield won't be record breaking like what's being predicted in other parts of Michigan, but the Saginaw County business is seeing a real improvement compared to past growing seasons.

"All in all, it's not one of better super years, but it's not by any change our worst year either. I would say we're in a happy medium," Russell said.

Meanwhile, people who went to the farm to pick blueberries said they're happy with what they're finding.

"They've been really sweet this year," Anne Wortley said.

The Wortleys ventured out to pick their own blueberries. They said they enjoy spending family time out at the farm.

Meanwhile, Russell is hoping Mother Nature will give her the tools to have a successful end to the harvest season.

"We like to go from holiday to holiday, which is July 4 right up to Labor Day. And I think we will make it within that time frame as long as we are where we are. And if we could get the rain, we'd be assured of it," Russell said.

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