Kris Vogel, left, and Kirsten Jutte pick strawberries Wednesday morning at Jutte's Fruit Farm & Landscaping in Fort Recovery. This year's crop was blessed with good weather conditions that brought high yields, according to owner Oscar Jutte.
Perfect weather conditions led to an early strawberry harvest and an abundance of the juicy, red fruit at local farms.
Oscar Jutte of Jutte's Fruit Farm & Landscaping in Fort Recovery said this year's bumper crop began to ripen in mid-May - the earliest in more than 20 years. [More