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Wisconsin Strawberries Ready for Harvest
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/13/2014

Strawberry season has started in southern Wisconsin with many locations open now or opening this weekend. Growers say the cool spring slowed the crop down a bit, but the berries are now ripening and farms in the southern portion of the state are ready to begin selling.

Anna Maenner of the Wisconsin Berry Growers Association says the annual strawberry season is short, only approximately three weeks long, with some patches having early and late varieties.

"Consumers looking for those fresh berries should not delay in contacting their local patch to find out the picking schedule," she says.

The Wisconsin Berry Grower Association also hosts an interactive map of berry farms on its website that includes information about U-pick or pre-picked berries, an up-to-date listing of what berries are currently being picked, and map to help consumers find berry farms in a close proximity to their home or business.

The WBGA has more than 85 grower members throughout Wisconsin and in parts of Minnesota and Iowa. Visit them online at www.wiberries.org

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