Farmers Demonstrate Techniques for Fighting Frost Damage at Media Days April 24th and 25th
NASHVILLE – A drop in nighttime temperatures this week puts at risk some of Tennessee’s much anticipated strawberry crop. With strawberries just ready to pick, how will farmers deal with potential frosts?
Two Tennessee strawberry growers plan to show off just how well their frost prevention techniques work on Wednesday and Thursday during special Pick Tennessee Products media days. Visitors who come to pick strawberries by 11 a.m. both days will get to see how those berries were protected the night before with “frost blankets” or a continuous water spray system. Berry pickers can also take home free recipe cards and have the chance to win a basket of artisan foods from Tennessee.
Bradley Kountry Acres Strawberries and Greenhouse in Sumner County, owned by Mike and Cathy Bradley, will host a strawberry picking media day on April 24th. The Bradley’s also have a large selection of spring bedding plants, herbs, vegetable plants, ferns and hanging baskets grown in their own farm greenhouses.