Summer red raspberry picking came to a halt!

It brings us great displeasure to tell you we need to cease all summer raspberry picking for this year because:
In 2012, an Asian pest made it to Minnesota from California. The Drosophila Fruit Fly wreaks havoc on soft skinned fruit like raspberries, strawberries, grapes and cherries. Last year it was found in some of our later raspberries so we took steps to try to prevent a repeat problem by trying to trap them before they caused a lot of damage.
It didn’t work and we must stop raspberry picking right at the peak production.
With help from the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture, we are trying to find a way to keep them out of the fall bearing fruit we raise.
We ask your patience until the fall fruits ripen. In the mean time, come to the Farmer’s Markets for our veggie produce: lettuce, tomatoes (can order bushels for canning also), cherry tomatoes, kohlrabi, Daikon radishes, broccoli, green beans (also by the bushel for canning), snap peas, garlic, cucumbers and peppers. Thank you for patronage.

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