You can thank Mother Nature for causing strawberry growers like Sturgeon Bay’s Toni Sorenson to get a little antsy when it comes to harvesting her crop. At her Soren’s Valhalla Orchards, a late frost killed off the first blossoms that Sorenson says would have been ripe for the picking by now. After that, the cool, wet spring slowed the growing and ripening process down for her other plants. With temperatures hovering around the low 70s and high 80s over the next few days, Sorenson says picking time is coming up.
After a few days of harvesting themselves, Sorenson hopes families can come to pick their own strawberries as soon as this weekend or around the Fourth of July holiday.