The small fruit season is in full swing and Oswego County farmers are eager to help you find the freshest and sweetest berries and cherries around.
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and cherries are all available locally and many farms have U-Pick options, where you can get out in the field or orchard and pick your own!
Lynnette Wright, the agriculture economic development specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County, said, “Summer is a great time to enjoy the bounty of Oswego County agriculture! You can head to one of the many farmers’ markets, roadside stands or U-Pick farms to pick your own fruit. Strawberry season will be winding down soon, but the cherry and blueberry seasons are almost here. Production of blueberries is really growing in Oswego County! According to the latest USDA Ag Census, we are now the second county in the state for blueberries.”
For a listing of the small fruit farms in Oswego County, head to the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County’s website at www.thatscooperativeextension.org
If you would like more information on where to find local agricultural products, like fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses, call CCE at 315-963-7286 for its Oswego County Harvest Guide.
Oswego County is a rural county, with a prosperous agricultural community.
The diversity of land allows for the growth of a variety of agricultural products including onions, apples, meat, cheese, wine, maple syrup, honey, berries, plums, peaches, and a wide variety of vegetables.
Within the county there are at least seven local farmers markets, with one open almost every day of the week.
The agricultural community in this county generates $47.6 million in annual revenue from 657 farms.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Its mission is to improve the quality of life for the community through education that is valuable to the lives of Oswego County residents.
For more information, please call 315-963-7286 or go to www.thatscooperativeextension.org