Crystal Valley Foods has an agreement with Old South Blueberries to market Alabama blueberries this summer. ( Photo courtesy Crystal Valley Foods )

Crystal Valley Foods will be shipping Alabama blueberries through a partnership Old South Blueberries LLC when the season begins in late May.

It’s the first time Crystal Valley has partnered with an Alabama berry grower, according to a news release. The season lasts through July. The blueberries will be marketed under the Crystal Valley and Old South Blueberries labels.

Old South was founded in 2014 by Klein Miller and Chris Schulte, and the company has 60,000 bushes of seven Rabbiteye varieties, according to the release.

“We are excited about our partnership with Old South Blueberries and we are looking forward to being able to continue offering our domestic blueberries as our Florida season winds down,” Katiana Valdes, director of marketing for Crystal Valley, said in the release.

The Alabama berries will be available in pints and six-ounce clamshells and additional sizes are available on request, according to the release.

The company will switch to imported berries in the fall.

 
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