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Strawberry picking season to begin within the next few weeks

Strawberry picking season to begin within the next few weeks./ Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

Farmers are currently protecting their berry crops from the cold weather, and they'll be ready for you to eat in the upcoming weeks.

This is the time to get strawberries.

Mark Daniel from Mark's Melon Patch says you can start getting these crops next week until late April.

Strawberries, squash and tomatoes will be ready to get at Mark's Melon Patch. If you decide to pick strawberries, make sure they are ripe and ready.

"They do get ready fast, but you need to wait until they’re totally red because they won't gain any sugar once you pick them,” Daniel said. “If you pick then when they're half red half green, they're not going to be sweet.”

Mark's Melon Patch will be starting school field trips for students next month to pick strawberries.

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