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Strawberry Fields Forever

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Opening of strawberry patch marks arrival of spring

By Bob Sofaly

Much like the coating of pollen covering ever surface, the pesky weeds popping up in the lawn, or the ubiquitous buzzing of no-see-ums, the opening of annual Dempsey Farms’ U-pick strawberry patch serves as an annual reminder that spring has sprung.

Strawberry picking season officially began Wednesday, March 13, with the opening of Dempsey Farms’ three-acre patch where visitors can select plump, delicious berries. Davey Dempsey said picking times will vary depending on the availability of ripe berries, adding it would be best to call ahead before driving out to St.Helena Island. For information concerning picking times, please call 843-838-3656.


Davey Dempsey of Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Island said his U-pick strawberry patch is open for business. Patrons are advised to call ahead at 843-838-3656 to get current picking times. 

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