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Business Highlight: Becky’s Berries

Business Highlight: Becky’s Berries

Picture this, a big, delicious bowl of sweet strawberries to top your favorite vanilla ice cream or maybe eat as a healthy afternoon snack; it sounds like the perfect fruit to get your taste buds ready for summer. You may ask where you can go to get this deliciously popular summer fruit? Our favorite is Becky’s Berries in Saint Francis, MN, where there are 3 acres of strawberry fields to pick your very own.

Becky Moritz’s, a successful and recognizable commercial lender at The Bank of Elk River, owns and operates a local family farm with her husband, David. Corn, soybeans, and pumpkins were the main crops farmed and harvested until recently when David and Becky decided to add strawberry plants to complement the fields. Becky researched the summer fruit and knew the strawberry crop would be a promising addition to the farm. This fast-growing, seasonable fruit became her new venture. When she opened Becky’s Berries two years ago, they embraced the hard work of adding a successful strawberry farm to the family’s business. “At first, I didn’t know exactly what to expect from the idea of harvesting strawberries.” But the work leading up to mid-June, when the strawberries were ready to be picked, kept Becky and her family very busy. “It’s so much fun for my kids to be part of this strawberry farm; not only do they get to help our customers, but also they learn what it is like firsthand to partake in the family business of farming.”

Becky’s favorite part of the strawberries is not only the fields of vibrant red and green but the customers who spend time picking the fruit. “I enjoy the people who come out to our fields, the passionate canners who plan on making jams, to the teenagers who are on a date strawberry picking and taking selfies amongst the strawberry patches. We have moms, dads, grandmas, and grandpas enjoying time with their kids and grandbabies.” How can you not be in your happy place with the sun shining and a bucket full of strawberries?

This summer, grab your favorite person and spend a few hours at Becky’s Berries. A trip to the berry patch is one of the sweetest activities to add to this summer’s bucket list. Visit Becky’s Berries LLC on Facebook or visit their website at www.beckysberriesllc.com.

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