One of our favorite places in all of Rochester is the Green Acres Fruit Farm. I do recommend it (and no, no one I know works there nor do I own a piece of it nor did Exxon pay me to say that). In fact one reason we choose to live around here is to enjoy the farm country. But as some of you probably know, we had a very early and hot spring – trees and flowers blossomed, and the inevitable frost killed off a large amount of fruit. I am depressed at the idea of an apple-less Fall.
At this time we usually head out for one of two trips to load up on strawberries. But not this year:
Green Acre U Pick Press Release
Welcome back friends and family of Green Acre Fruit Farms. Our winter hibernation is officially over, though it looks as though we will be having a slow awakening this year.
The good, the bad, and the sensational…
As you have probably heard on the news (or experienced for yourselves), Mother Nature did not play nice with the farmers this past spring. As a result, we have both good news and bad news.
First for the bad news:
Unfortunately, Green Acre Fruit/West Wind Farms will not be able to supply you with strawberries this season. The temperature fluctuations in the spring caused the plants to blossom too early and then the freezing temperatures in turn, killed off the blossoms. For this, and on behalf of Mother Nature, we sincerely apologize!
I certainly sympathize with the Buy Local idea. And I also understand why people who are concerned about the climate tell us to eat foods that are only in season (despite this not having a meaningful impact on climate). But pray tell, what would they recommend us to do each time something like this happens? Remember, there would be no surpluses from other places, since all of the buying local would be done to be self-sustaining.