The Lane County strawberry crop is ripening two weeks early this year.
Although not every grower’s berries ripen at the same time, the season generally starts around June 15 in Lane County, Penhallegon said, and normally lasts four to eight weeks, although not all farms have berries throughout that period. This year’s mild spring accounts for the earlier start.
“We started the day after Memorial Day,” said Mary Evonuk, who, with her husband Jim, operates J & M Farms on Seavey Loop Road southeast of Eugene. “We usually start around June 6, 7 or 8. So far, it’s been a good crop.
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