EUGENE, Ore. — People lined up for hours Thursday to pick up a sweet treat at the Valley River Center in Eugene. The Emerald Empire Kiwanis Club handed out 3,300 pounds of fresh, pre-sold Willamette Valley strawberries. About 1,300 people placed orders and people started lining up around noon for the distribution, which started at … Continue reading »
VENETA, Ore. — Oregon’s berry plant harvesting season is in full swing. The early heat this season caused an abnormally early harvest for some of Stillpoint Farm’s strawberry plants. Tucked under the leaves of their plants, red, ripe strawberries are ready for picking. “When we’re expecting the really hot weather like we have right now … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Berries are such a treat for gardeners to plant in the Willamette Valley, and you can do it too. Gina Gartley at Johnson Brothers Greenhouses has some tips on how to grow the best blueberries and strawberries.