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Strawberry season comes to an end for local farmers

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RUDOLPH (WAOW) -

Strawberry season in our area is quickly coming to an end, and even though it started about three weeks early, one local farmer says this year was a success.

"The taste is incredible," Rose Ross of Custer said.

The owners of Arnold's Strawberries in Rudolph say the season is usually just starting by now. But instead, tomorrow is the last day.

"The berries are getting overripe and I don't want to spoil the crop or have a bad reputation by having people pick overripe," Tom Arnold, owner of Arnold's Strawberries said.

"The season was early, so I caught me a little off guard, but I was happy to see it last, so we could pick again today," Ross said.

The season started three weeks early. Arnold says it wasn't any longer this year than other years, but he did notice more business.

"A little better, but I did have two more acres that I never had before," Arnold said.

Karla Landwer's family is making the most of these last few hours.

"It's fun, it's nice to get out in the sun and eat berries and take them home," Landwer said.

Arnold says just because the season is ending, doesn't mean there aren't still plenty of strawberries.

"I still have a lot of berries, they're beautiful," Arnold said.

And families say that's what keeps them coming back for more.

Several other strawberry farmers in our area say their season is ending in the next few days as well.

 

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