|Farmers spraying strawberry fields in the middle of the day... Let's hope none of our bees are out there.|
There are only two or three farmers in the area attempting to grow organic strawberries. It's an uphill battle for them because the non-organic farmers can sell their berries for a small fraction of the price. We talked to one of them last year, a retired couple, who said that they were barely breaking even near the end of the season due to low demand and the high cost of farming organically. The strawberries we picked from their field were delicious.
The ominous sign bellow is there every year on our neighbor's field, just by our driveway... I have seen strawberries listed at several sites as one of the top 10 or 12 foods to always buy organic, no wonder.
One more reason to grow our own organic fruits and vegetables. I'll be looking for bareroot strawberries to plant this weekend.
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