• The Adventurer – April 2016

    In this issue:

    – Sweet Blue and Good For You

    – Sample Stay & Play Itinerary: Confessions of a Fresh Addict

    – Adventure Coast Spring Migratory Birds

    – Adventure Coast Fishing Report

    Sweet, Blue and Good for You

    Why blueberries? Why here?

    Florida’s Adventure Coast is the sweet spot for growing the beloved blueberry. Thanks to our cold-but-short winter and some agricultural ingenuity, blueberries ripen and reach the national market from Florida earlier each year than those grown elsewhere. Custom bred Florida blueberries are fresh, juicy and first to your spring shopping basket.

    Building a better blueberry
    Although wild blueberries were used by Native Americans for food, cough medicine, fabric dyes and more, Florida’s modern blueberry industry can mainly be attributed to University of Florida (UF) research.

    Read the story THE BLUE HEALTH DYNAMO

     

    Confessions of a Fresh Addict

    Sample Stay & Play Itinerary

    “When berries, veggies, grapes, watermelons…anything…are ripe and just waiting for me to reach out and pick, it makes me happy.”

    “I enjoy taking my family on tours of working farms; it’s cool to see where food comes from.”

    “Sometimes, I even take pictures of my farm-fresh basket because it’s so colorful”

    If these or similar statements apply to you, then you might be a Fresh Addict too. Take heart, seekers of all that is fresh, we’ve got you covered with this Stay & Play Itinerary.

    Read the Itinerary  FEED YOUR FRESH ADDICTION 

     

    Enjoy Spring Birding

    by Linda Vanderveen

    Florida’s Adventure Coast has loads of options for bird watchers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Coastal areas like Bayport and Pine Island present plentiful spots for sightings.

    Birdwatchers can study shorebirds, gulls and terns along the water. Mergansers, loons, and horned grebes can be seen in the winter. Sometimes bald eagles come to feed along with ospreys and cormorants. Nesting starts in early spring. Look for birds carrying twigs and moss.

    Read the story LEARN WHICH BIRDS TO LOOK FOR AND WHERE

     

    Adventure Coast Fishing Report

    by Captain Josh Fritz

    Spring has sprung right into summer heat along Florida’s Adventure Coast. On my recent charters the inshore fishing action has been great with monster red fish and snook feeding frenzies. Live bait is producing the best action for red fish and snook. Target these fish on a moving tide. I like an incoming tide for snook and a high outgoing tide for red fish.

    Read the Report FISHING REPORT

     

    Upcoming Events

    There is much to celebrate around the Adventure Coast. Don’t miss these exciting events coming up in the next two weeks.

    April 9 – 10
    Brooksville Cycling Classic

    April 16 – 17
    Florida Blueberry Festival

    April 15 – 23
    Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show

    Be sure to check FloridasAdventureCoast.com to view the full calendar. New events are added every day!

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