A New Take on Picking Strawberries


Strawberry season is in full swing here in Central Illinois. While there are many farms growing these berries all across the area, one is growing them in a very unique way. 

Mulberry Lane Farm, just outside Loda, grows all their berries organically in a “tunnel” greenhouse. It allows the berries to ripen earlier in the season, and shields them from any pesticide sprays that may be applied to nearby crops. Farm owner Helen Aardsma says people travel far to come check out the way they grow their berries, some traveling from as far away as Ohio. 

For more information about Mulberry Lane Farm you can visit their website. 

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