After a wet start to spring in Tennessee, strawberry farmers say they are excited to share their sweet, juicy crop with the community.
“We are seeing more ripe strawberries by the day.” Mitchell Hyde of Hyde Farms in Loudon County said. “The more sunshine, the more berries we will have ready to pick!”
Berries are selling fast in Middle Tennessee, too.
“We sold 65 gallons of strawberries within the first hour of opening,” Jon Kelley of Kelley’s berries in Trousdale County said. “The first week in May is generally the best time to visit the strawberry patch. However, we will have ripe strawberries well into June.”
While farmers suggest coming to them and picking your very own, you can also attend the 78th Annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival in Portland, Tenn., May 4-11, 2019.
Festival organizers stopped by the News 2 studios this morning to tell us more — and share some berry good treats with us!