We continue to replant and care for the
raspberries, learning to deal with the invasive SWD fruit fly, but still didn't have a consistent enough crop to open to the public in 2016.
In July 2017 we will open both the raspberries
and the blueberries for pick-your-own.
A limited supply of picked berries will
also be available.
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 and 2015 seasons were better. We monitored for the arrival of 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 future years.
Thank you for your interest, your business, and your
Straight River Farm © 2016
Produce from our farm
to your table
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.
3733 220th St E Faribault, MN