GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Rainy weather is affecting local farmers and drowning their produce.
Brock’s Berries and Produce in Winterville says its lost around 30-percent of its homegrown strawberries, which is estimated to be around $10,000.
Owner Tyndall Brock says they’ve even had to close for several days at a time to clean the damaged berries off the plants to prevent diseases from spreading.
“We plant our plants in October and we take care of them all through the winter. We cover them and protect them and three days of rain, half the crops are ruined,” explained Brock, who hopes the rest of the berries last through the rainy weather so people can continue to pick home grown strawberries.