MEXICO – 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.
Jonathan Schell, the Agriculture Team Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County said, “Summer is a great time to visit Oswego County farms and enjoy all the delicious produce available during the season. You can head to one of the many farmers’ markets, roadside stands, or U-Pick farms to pick your own fruit.”
For a listing of the farms in Oswego County with berries and cherries available, you can like the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County Facebook page or contact the office.
If you would like more information on where to find local agricultural products, like other fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses, call CCE Oswego County 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