Everyday bicyclists await locally-grown strawberries

Land under the power lines in Orange County is among the last vestiges of agriculture in the county named for a fruit.

Land under the power lines in Orange County is among the last vestiges of agriculture in the county named for a fruit.

Anticipation for locally-grown strawberries has sprouted in the mind of the Veggie Biker.

The sprouts have been inserted into the slots in the plastic row covers. It keeps the dirt of the berries, cutting down on the preparation for market.

The sprouts have been inserted into the slots in the plastic row covers. It keeps the berries out of the mud, cutting down on the market preparation labor.

The Gamboa Berry Farm planted seedlings this week in its field on Stanton, north of La Palma, in Buena Park. There was no one around on my earlier-than-usual bicycle commute to ask how long we have to wait for a sweet bite of a ripe berry.

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