We will not have raspberries available
for pick-your-own this year.
We continue to replant and care for the
raspberries, learning to deal with the invasive SWD fruit fly, but we still don't have a consistent enough crop to be able
to open to the public.
Raspberries by the numbers
1 pint = 2 cups
1 pint raspberries weighs about 12 ounces
5-6 pints, 4-5 lbs, of raspberries are needed for a batch of jam.
Rinse gently and let dry thoroughly. Put into plastic bags or containers, seal & freeze. Or, spread them on cookie sheets, freeze, and then put into bags or containers.
In 2013, the Straight River Farm raspberry patch was infested with an insect new to Minnesota called Spotted Wing Drosophila or SWD for short. We had to close the patch while we worked on methods to manage this
new pest & continue to raise raspberries.
The 2014 season was better. It's a guess that some of the SWD didn't survive the severe winter of 2013-14. We monitored for SWD and when they were found, we sprayed. Unfortunately, there are no effective organic sprays for this pest, yet. We continue to manage
and grow the patch and hope to be able to open
for pick-your-own in the future.
Thank you for your interest, your business, and your
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