This family farm grows over 20 varieties of Certified Organic seasonal produce including their dry farmed Dirty Girl tomatoes, and year round vegetables, fruits, and beans.
First, you will notice that the organic strawberries are grown on mounded raised beds.
The black covering that is used acts as a mulch. This covering helps to retain moisture in the soil as well as prevent against diseases and weeds.
In the spring, after the foliage and runners have begun to form on the strawberry plants, delicate white flowers will begin to emerge.
The petals of these flowers surround a yellow center. This yellow center of each flower will actually grow into its own individual strawberry!
As the strawberry blossom transforms and begins to grow into a berry, it will lose its white petals, reveling a green strawberry.
Did you know that strawberries are a fruit that does not continue ripening after harvest? Color is how the farmworkers know if the berries are mature enough to harvest.
The farmer and farmworkers go through the designated rows and harvest strawberries by hand based on size and color.