Wednesday, 20 June 2018 11:33

Berries ripe for picking across Maine

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STATEWIDE - It's berry picking time at farms across Maine.

Local farmers say this year's crop is looking great and that while they never know how the weather will impact them, it appears that Mother Nature was cooperating this year.

 

Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant is now open to those who want to pick their own strawberries. 

 

Some pick a little fruit while others collect enough to make jam and other sweet delights and at Treworgy's, one might even come across some strawberries that are larger than usual.

 

"The berries are actually very big -- I think I weighed one at a quarter pound. They're not mostly like that but there are a few that are really fabulously huge," Matthew Pellerin, the farm's agricultural manager, said.

 

Some farms said the berries have ripened a little early this year. The strawberry season in Maine usually lasts about three weeks.

 

Treworgy's also is inviting families to a special "goat cuddling" event on Saturday. The event will provide children an opportunity to snuggle some baby goats.