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PHOTO GALLERY: Strawberry Hill Farms prepares for spring opening

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 12:23 a.m. CST, Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Debbie Colton, who has worked at Strawberry Hill Farms for two years, moves flats of potted plants on a cart Monday afternoon. The plants must be moved to other greenhouses to make room for the younger plants now being potted.

 

Steven Sapp, the owner of Strawberry Hill Farms, unloads potted plants Monday afternoon. Sapp has managed the farm with his wife, Amy, since the beginning of 2009. His parents, Gary and Joyce Sapp , started the farm in 1980. "They have officially retired, but it's more of a semi-retirement. They still do quite a bit," Steven Sapp said.
Rows of potted plants sit inside one of 21 greenhouses located at Strawberry Hill Farms. Amy Sapp, who runs the farm with her husband, Steven Sapp, said the farm will open for business on March 21, the first day of spring.
Jerry Hemeyer receives a flat of pots from the soil filling machine at Strawberry Hill Farms on Monday afternoon. Hemeyer has been working at the farm since January of this year. "We get to play with dirt and water all day. Our mothers used to tell us not to do that," Hemeyer said.
Amy Sapp, who runs Strawberry Hill Farms with her husband, Steven, selects identification tags for flowers on Monday afternoon. They grow and sell annuals, perennials and vegetables.

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