This is unbelievable! Strawberry picking season is open already.

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    Jun 07, 2010 9:22 PM GMT
    Another record was set today in WI with the earliest recorded date of picking for strawberries. Normally strawberries are never ripe here until the middle to the end of June, but our unseasonably hot humid weather this spring has ripened them several weeks early.

    mmmmmmm I Iove WI strawberries. They taste so much better than the ones shipped in. It's time to have strawberry shortcake. I love fresh strawberries on ice cream , too.

    The farmers take you out on their hay wagons into their strawberry fields and you can pick your own at $1.35 lb. and eat as much as you want for free while picking. mmmmmmmm They can't weigh them after they are in your stomach. lol Some places around here I heard are only .95/lb
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    Jun 07, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidCareful about eating those direct from the field... you don't know if there's any pesticide residue on those.


    They told us they do not use pesticides on them and that they are safe to eat without washing them. They were very clean, less dirty then the ones in the store. The fruit and vegatables in the store I always wash because I don't know how they were raised and if they use pesticides. The ones that are shipped in here are picked green and then they are gas ripened. They are really bad compared to the ones that are grown locally here. The ones shipped in here taste like rubber. lol Ours are so much more juicier, sweeter and have a lot better taste.
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    Jun 07, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
    The same is true with corn. They don't know how to raise corn in Florida. They really suck. But we have to wait until the end of July before our corn is ready, although this year it will probably be ready by the 4th of July. They always say our corn crop is good, if it is knee high by the 4th of July. It is almost knee high already. I've never seen anything like this with our weather this year. The ice was melted in lakes by March which is unheard of around here. But I don't attribute any of this to global warming because we go from record heat to record cold temps in one day.
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    Jun 07, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    Hey barefootdude, see if you can send some of that 90 degree plus weather to Buffalo and Western New York. We could use a few 90 degree plus days around here.