We started picking strawberries this year on June 9th and ended the raspberry season on July 21–making 2012 one of the longest berry seasons we’ve had at Lindy’s Berries. Thank you to everyone that came out and picked or bought berries pre-picked and also those that stopped and purchased fruit from us at our roadside stands. We sincerely appreciate your business.
We are now busy preparing the fields for next year, including hoeing and setting runners on the new 4 1/2 acres of strawberries. We’re also pruning the raspberries, which involves cutting out all the canes that produced fruit this year and removing them from the field. In late fall we’ll bed down the strawberries with straw which protects them from the harsh winters that we are so ‘blessed’ to experience in northern Wisconsin. Next spring will be here before we know it and we’ll start the season with pruning the raspberries again, uncovering the strawberries, and planting another 4 to 5 acres of strawberries and possibly more raspberries.
Again, thanks for a great 2012 berry season and we’ll see you in 2013!