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Late strawberry season due to long winter


Menomonie (WQOW)- Strawberry harvest is right around the corner, but the late winter has ruined some of the plants. 

David Pillman, the owner of Red Cedar Strawberry Farm in Menomonie, said when it comes to farming, every year there's something different affecting your crops, and this year they had a lot of winter kill.   

He said this year he's lost about three of his eight acres of strawberries. 

"Every year we tend to get a fair number of strawberries, and each year it's a little different on how much you get, but this was probably the worst year we've had winter damage since 2003," said Pillman.

Pillman said he's hoping his strawberry field will be open for the public to enjoy on June 20. 

He said they're a week behind schedule because of the late snow this year.

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