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Ted Casey, owner of Casey's Berries at 1578 Highway 65 in New Richmond, shows Connie Stacken of Star Prairie how to find the best strawberries during her visit. Casey's Berries has been open for strawberry picking since mid-June.

Casey's Berries returns to its strawberry roots

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Even though this is the first year Casey's Berries has been open - a you-pick and pre-pick strawberry patch located at 1578 Highway 65 in New Richmond -- it is not the first time people have flocked to those strawberry fields.

"There have been strawberries here from the late 1920s to about the 1960s," said Ted Casey, owner of Casey's Berries. "The 20 acres of strawberries saved this farm during the Great Depression."

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