Locally-grown strawberries ripe for the picking


The Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture reports that although we are near the end of the strawberry season, locally-grown strawberries are still available at pick-your-own berry farms in Exeter, Johnston and Portsmouth.

DEM Director Janet Coit knows firsthand how excellent the strawberry harvest is at local Rhode Island farms.

“Last weekend, my daughter and I picked quarts of beautiful, sweet, succulent strawberries. There are oodles of them, and they are fun to pick. So my hot tip for this weekend is: Go pick local strawberries, they are out-of-this-world delicious!” she said in a statement.

Strawberries are available for picking at the following farms (call ahead to confirm picking times): Schartner Farms,

Route 2, Exeter, 294-2044; Salisbury Farm, Plainfield Pike and Peck Hill Road, Johnston, 942-9741; and Quonset View Farm,

895 Middle Road, Portsmouth, 683-1254.


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