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Icelandic Strawberries Hit the Market

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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