Lake County farm opens strawberry picking season for first time
It’s strawberry season and a farm in Central Florida has opened up to “u-pick” customers. Southern Hills Farms in Clermont might be known for blueberry picking, but this season they are giving strawberries a try. According to the farm’s Facebook page, its first strawberry u-pick season starts this week. The strawberries are first-come, first-served, and a farm official said updates would be posted to its Facebook page if the crop becomes picked out for a day. The farm does require everyone 3 and older to wear a face mask when standing in line, under its covered barns and when social distancing isn’t an option.
Fresh from farm produce harder to find for nonprofits during pandemic
Dozens of volunteers with the Society of St. Andrew showed up to help collect corn to be donated to area food pantries. Society of St. Andrew is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping combat hunger in the United States. News 6 recently showcased a Disney union drive-through food pantry, which featured fresh produce donated by the Society of St. Andrew. Sizelove said the non-profit's Florida office broke a record this year and moved more than 1 million pounds of food in April alone. If you would like to donate to the Society of St. Andrew, click here.