First it was days of heavy rain and flooding…now, farmers in Baldwin County are bracing for possible freezing temperatures this week. Will Mother Nature give them a break?
“When you get that much rain the strawberries soak up the water and they get mushy,” says Dennis Young, who manages Burris Farm Market in Loxley, a leading, local strawberry provider. “We had 13, 14 inches of rain and it was just too much. We had to throw out as many strawberries as we kept.”
The 22nd Annual Baldwin County Strawberry Festival will be held on both Saturday and Sunday. The festival is one of the largest in Baldwin County and has received regional attention as a top attraction and festival event.