By Bob Sofaly
The Island News
Dempsey Farms U-Pick Strawberries opened for business with a bang Wednesday, March 8, on St. Helena Island.
Warren Dempsey, of Dempsey Farms, said there were about 400 people at one time in the 3.5 acre field picking strawberries.
Davey Dempsey said the field got “picked clean” of ripe berries, and he had to close the field early.
There were still a huge number of unripe, green berries left.
“We should be back in business by the weekend if it doesn’t get too cold,” Warren Dempsey said. Those wanting to visit the U-Pick patch are urged to call 843-838-3656 or visit the website at www.dempseyfarmsupick.com before coming out.
Bob Sofaly has been photographing people and what they do in Beaufort since Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980. He can be reached at email@example.com.