Strawberry Fields

High Street Beat

IMG_3794The strawberries are here! The strawberries are here! (Apologies to Steve Martin.) Yes, the strawberries are here, but they won’t last forever.

The season is already half over, according to Kathy Bures of Bures Berry Patch, where you can pick your own or place an order to be picked for you. Strawberry lovers are out in force, especially after the poor berry season last year. Even after Friday night’s deluge – the patch got about 7 inches – pickers were ready to go Saturday at 8 a.m.

We made the trip out yesterday and were rewarded with two overflowing boxes of berries in about an hour. That also included time for jumping in puddles, petting Otis the dog and visiting the chickens.

Ed and Kathy Bures have been growing strawberries for over 10 years. In addition to the juicy berries, they also have asparagus, peas, rhubarb, potatoes, raspberries, sweet…

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