There will be a few - just a few - raspberries available for pick-your-own on Wednesday, July 1. If you're interested, we suggest
that you arrive early (we open at 8:00 am)
We'll provide picking containers, just as
we do for strawberries.
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 organic sprays or other treatments for this pest, yet. We continue to manage and grow the patch and hope to be able to do more pick-your-own in the future.
Thank you for your interest, your business, and your
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