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PickTNProducts has announced that Tennessee strawberry growers’ crops are ready to harvest. 

“Sweet and juicy strawberries are ready for harvest despite the COVID-19 effect on consumers. While picking your own berries from the field will not be the same this year, you will still find the freshest fruit by going straight to the source,” according to the state agency that promotes local products.

6R Farms’ Casey Ree said that his strawberries would be in in about two weeks. The farm is located in Woodbury at 411 Mankin Lane.

Bain’s Orchard, in Hillsboro, said that they didn’t have a good crop this year of strawberries and that they would be up and running this summer.

Amazin’ Acres of Fun, 2857 Old Kentucky Rd., in Sparta, is currently picking strawberries as allowable daily. Call 931-761-2971 to confirm that picking is available before planning a trip.

Depending on weather, the typical strawberry season lasts four to six weeks, so head to a farm now for the freshest, best tasting strawberries.

“We want to assure our customers that we are abiding by CDC standards to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Jimmy McCulley of Amazin’ Acres of Fun in White County said. “We have hand washing facilities for customers who want to pick their own strawberries.

For customers who come inside the market, we have tape on the floor showing 6-foot distancing and have installed plexiglass on the countertop separating the customer from us.”

Go to www.PickTNProducts.org or use the free Pick Tennessee mobile app to find other farms. Call local growers to find out when their patch is ready to pick and any adjustments to hours and buying options.

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments.John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. He is a graduate of THS, Motlow and MTSU. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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