- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut’s strawberry growers are predicting they’ll have a robust crop despite a difficult winter and a dry spring.

This weekend marks the beginning of the approximate three-week strawberry season. The state Department of Agriculture is promoting the crop this month on broadcast and internet radio stations. A list of growers and pick-your-own farms is available online at www.CTGrown.gov/strawberry .

State agriculture officials said the heavy snowpack from last winter protected the strawberry plants. Even though it was a dry spring, growers were optimistic the recent rainfall will help the harvest.

Patty Sandness at Buell’s Orchard in Eastford said the crop looks “real good so far.” She said recent rain “should help the berries to size up nicely.”

Rose’s Berry Farm in Glastonbury expects to have pre-picked berries ready for this weekend.

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