Strawberry Festival Ponchatoula LA 2010
Strawberry Festival Ponchatoula LA 2010 – The winter freezes have been extremely rough on the strawberries this year in Ponchatoula, both farmers and consumers were concerned that the freezes were going to ruin the strawberries for everyone. After two big snowfalls and long drawn out times of freezing conditions, it seems that the strawberries have rebounded from the tough conditions. They look as bright and beautiful as always and they’re looking awfully delicious. The 39th annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is going to have a good time this year with strawberries as plentiful as these.
Dale Robertson said “we had several freezes.” Dale owning close to 150,000 strawberry plants on his farm which is out east of Ponchatoula surely had to take special care of his patches this year. Regardless Dale is out selling his fresh berries the very first day of the festival which began just this Friday. He said it was like not being able to get out of the tunnel. They soon saw the light when the sun came out and the berries began to smile though. Usually, the farmers pick the strawberries in the mornings on the very day that they go into the Ponchatoula Festival to sell them, this year was no different and the farmers and the vendors were on both sides up and down the streets selling their freshly grown berries. You could find prices around anything for $10 to $20 for a batch of berries. Obviously the more you buy the more delicious treats you get to enjoy for some time to come.
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