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Strawberry Festival underway in Peru

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PERU, N.Y. -

A farm in Peru, New York kicked off summer in a sweet way.

Hundreds of people picked and tasted strawberries at Rulfs Orchard's 3rd annual Strawberry Festival.

Strawberries are one of the orchard's biggest sellers. Strawberry candies, cookies, and smoothies satisfied the festival attendants

Farm officials say they'll probably sell nearly 3,000 pounds of strawberries by the end of Saturday.

"Ton going on here. We have strawberry shortcake eating contest, we just did two rounds of that,” said Shannon Rulfs of Rulfs Orchard. “We have a pie baking competition coming up. Country Dream Farms has their horses and the wagon and they're taking people to the field to pick berries."

According to Rulfs, strawberry season lasts only two more weeks. The farm invites anyone to come have family fun and pick fresh strawberries.

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