Lexington County Farm-City

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Ag Works - Farm Eye for the City Guy: Tyler Ryan learns how to pick fresh, ripe strawberries on James R. Sease Farm in Lexington on Tyler's Travels Good Day Golumbia WACH Fox 57.


Cameraman with Tyler Ryan (left) with Mike Keisler (right)

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Mike and Deek Keisler started with one acre of strawberries 19 years ago. They now have 11 acres of strawberries with about 165,000 plants producing about one-quarter million pounds of fruit in a seven-week period, according to Powell Smith of Clemson Extension Service. Since it's a short season, strawberry lovers need to get out to the farm early. Mike said, “Pick red strawberries because they won’t continue to ripen after they’re picked. Don’t pick orange berries. Let those continue to ripen in the field. Pick red berries. The redder the better!

Click here to learn about the James R. Sease Farm, the Keisler family, and strawberry production.

Lexington County Farm-City

Sponsors 2015

Clayton Rawl Farms, Inc.

Lexington County Farm Bureau

Lexington School District I Center for Advanced Agribusiness Research, Pelion

Lexington Soil and Water Conservation District

MCEC

Price's Country Store

Roof's Basket Works, Inc.

Sandhills Young Farmer & Agribusiness Chapter

SCE&G

South State Bank

W. P. Law, Inc.

W. P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.

Wingard's Nursery & Garden Center