Season’s off to a ‘berry’ good beginning

Published 7:24 am Friday, March 15, 2019

It’s strawberry season again, and Glenene Edmondson from Edmondson Farms said that their harvest is even better than last year.

“We decided last year to move the strawberries up the hill from where they were originally planted,” Edmondson said. “Since we did that, the harvest is a lot better than last year.”

Edmondson has been growing strawberries for about 14 years.

“It started when the older Edmondson,” Edmondson said. “Back then we didn’t even have a stand, we just sold them from under the carport. I wanted to keep on growing them so I did. The farm has gotten bigger and better every single year.”

During the season, Edmondson said that she hires people to pick the strawberries, but in a couple of weeks the farm will start its “u-pick” option.

“We have several people hired, but there are also several customers that pick their own strawberries,” Edmondson said. “You can come out and bring your kids as well and pick strawberries for $1.75 a pound.”

Edmondson said that strawberry season is very popular, but they also sell other things as well.

“People love our strawberry jam as well,” Edmondson said. “Sometimes we grow peanuts and summer vegetables. We are very seasonal.”

She said that the best part about strawberry season is seeing the different types of people.

“We have people from all over the south come,” Edmondson said. “So it is nice to meet all of the different people.”

A flat of strawberries, which is 10 pounds, costs $23. Half a flat of strawberries is $13 and a quart of strawberries is $4.

Edmondson’s Farm is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., every day except Sunday. For more information, contact the farm at 334-858-3679.