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Soggy strawberry crop after heavy rain

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COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) - A rainy June has made for a mushy strawberry crop for some farmers in Vermont.

Farmers say it's been a shorter season, with smaller berries.

At Pomykala Vegetable farm in North Hero, the Burlington Free Press reports the annual strawberry festival scheduled for the weekend was postponed until next Sunday because the fields were too wet for people to park.

Charlotte Berry Farm in Charlotte had no pick-your-own strawberry season this year because of wet, moldy fruit. Melissa Beatty, co-owner of the farm, said the farm produced enough good strawberries to sell pre-picked.

Some strawberry patches did well. At Last Resort Farm in Monkton, most of the strawberries are on raised beds and on a well-drained slope.

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