April 15, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 12/11/2013

"You can never have too much luck."

-- Kathy Oleson

The clack of the conveyer system resonates through the work area where Kathy Oleson busily sorts through a pile of freshly washed red grapefruit. The ancient machine, purchased during the 1940s by her grandparents, provides a constant soundtrack during her December work days at Boyett's Grove and Citrus Attraction.

This time of year, Oleson, her family and the seasonal workers hired to help process and ship fruit from the storied grove in eastern Hernando County are in top gear as they try to meet the crush of holiday demand. It's not unusual for them to put in 14 hours — and ship more than 250 boxes of fruit — per day.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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