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Sweet Berry Farm

915 Mitchell's Lane

Middletown, RI 02842

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This workshop gives an overview of berry growing, including blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries and shares tips on selecting fruit varieties that have good flavor and grow well locally. Host farmers Jan and Michelle Eckhart will touch on netting systems, pruning and common diseases. Sweet Berry Farms practices IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and sustainable agriculture techniques. Learn about some of the natural and biological methods used to minimize insects and disease, allowing low or no spray. Jan will share how understanding the behavior of pests and can impact IPM methods.

Sweet Berry Farm is situated on 100 acres of conserved farmland in Middletown. Although not certified organic, the majority of their crops are pesticide free. The farm sells freshly grown seasonal fruits, including: berries of all sorts, as well as numerous vegetable varieties, pumpkins and Christmas trees.

Event is free. Registration is encouraged but not required, Same day attendees are welcome. Please dress for the weather and check this site or nofari.org for updates. Photographs may be taken for NOFA RI promotional material on our facebook and webpage. Sponsored by the RI DEM via a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant.

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