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The berries are picked when they're still yellow-green, before they ripen and turn dark red or purple. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

GROWTH INDUSTRY: Flagler County palmetto berries attract pickers

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 |

The berries are picked when they're still yellow-green, before they ripen and turn dark red or purple. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Reggie Went looks out over four berry bins (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 |

Reggie Went looks out over four berry bins (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

The full bins are loaded onto flatbeds for shipping. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 |

The full bins are loaded onto flatbeds for shipping. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Laurie Reggie Went writes down the total poundage of a picker's haul. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 |

Laurie Reggie Went writes down the total poundage of a picker's haul. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Reggie Went empties a picker's berries into a bin. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 |

Reggie Went empties a picker's berries into a bin. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Reggie Went (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 |

Reggie Went (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Flagler County Land Manager Mike Lagasse (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 |

Flagler County Land Manager Mike Lagasse (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Agricultural and Ranch Deputy Steve Williams often gets two or three calls about berry pickers in a day. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 |

Agricultural and Ranch Deputy Steve Williams often gets two or three calls about berry pickers in a day. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Reggie Went empties a picker's berries into a bin. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 |

Reggie Went empties a picker's berries into a bin. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Palmetto berries (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 |

Palmetto berries (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

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