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Elin Kugel, 2, of Woodbury, helps her neighbor Cathy Gunvalson pick strawberries at Afton Apple last week. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Short and sweet: Afton Apple's strawberry season abbreviated

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An unseasonably long winter and a wet beginning to summer may have shortened the strawberry picking season at Afton Apple Orchard, but it has not stopped hundreds of area residents from flocking to its fields.


"This is our second year coming and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day," said Stillwater resident Rachel Karasek, who was picking strawberries Tuesday morning with her three children. "It's easier this year. And, we always have fun."

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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