HIRAM - The time is ripe for strawberries.
Among those excited are the employees at Monroe's Orchard & Farm Market, where Sunday is the first day of strawberry picking.
Sue Monroe, co-owner of Monroe Farm, said strawberry season typically starts in mid-June.
Their "U-pick" strawberries are distributed on a first come first serve basis and will continue to be sold as they ripen throughout the remainder of berry season.
Doors open at 8 a.m. for the season.
It's also a wonderful time for families to get together and enjoy the beginning of summer.
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