Strawberries from the Silfurtún greenhouses in Flúdir, south Iceland, are ripe and ready for the market. The harvest is good this year and, during the upcoming high-season, approximately half a ton of strawberries are expected to hit the stores every week.
Inside a greenhouse in south Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
“We started sending strawberries [to the stores] in early May and will try to send regular deliveries until October,” Eiríkur Ágústsson, strawberry farmer at Silfurtún, told Morgunbladid.
Ágústsson and his wife, Olga Lind Gudmundsdóttir, grow strawberries inside 4,500-square-meter greenhouses.
The harvest is best during the high-season in midsummer, Ágústsson explained. He said the market is good for Icelandic strawberries although the price has risen slightly since last year.
Flúdir hosts a farmers’ market every Saturday.
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