MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Summer berry picking season is right around the corner.
The state agriculture department says growers have fields full of raspberry and blueberry blossoms that should be ready for picking over the next two weeks.READ MORE: Rep. Jim Hagedorn's Widow, Jennifer Carnahan, Sued By His Family Over Unpaid Medical Debts
Raspberry and blueberry seasons usually last at least three weeks depending on weather, according to the agriculture department, but extreme heat could cause berries to ripen more quickly.READ MORE: Next Weather Alert: Storms Likely Thursday In South-Central, Southeastern Minnesota
You’ll find the best raspberries and blueberries in southern Minnesota first.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Parents Turn To Social Media To Help Find Baby Formula
For more information on local berry farms, check out the Minnesota Grown Directory. It includes 34 raspberry farms, 31 blueberry farms and other specialty berry farms.