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Apple Hills trades in strawberries for pumpkins

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- July is typically the time of year to pick strawberries and cherries at Apple Hills Farm Cafe. This year, the farm will not be growing either.

Farmer Dave Johnson told 12 News the return was not worth the work put into those crops. He said the weather makes strawberries extremely hard to grow.

"Here we have challenges with rain, and it's moist all the time, so you have rot and fungus, and it's just hard to grow," said Dave Johnson.

Instead, the farm has its eyes on the fall. For the first time, they will be growing pumpkins to be ready for the end of summer.

"Fall is really becoming our time, so you'll have pumpkins now."

While you wait, Johnson said blueberries and raspberries will be available to pick in the coming days.

Jacob Seus

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