A strawberry farm in the North of England has been cleaned up after a spate of storm damage.
The farm, in Wiltshire, has been damaged by storms before, but this year the strawberry crop has been hit by severe winds and heavy rain.
Alamy 3 The strawberries have all been picked and packed into containers, and the strawberries are being shipped back to Wiltshill, in North Yorkshire, Alamy 3 Storm damage to a strawberry farm has caused damage to the farm’s front garden, Al Jazeera’s Mark Haddon reports.
The strawberries are in refrigerated trucks to be packed back into the factory.
Alasdair Burt, one of the strawberry farmers, said: “The strawberries have been picked, packed and sent back to the factory, so the damage to that is very minimal.”
The damage to our farm is very small, and there’s not much that we can do.
“Mr Burt said the damage had been dealt with by the growers themselves.
He added that it was possible that some strawberries had not been picked for a long time, but he would continue to harvest the crop to minimise the risk of further damage.
Al Jazeera’s Alana Goss says some farmers have been left to deal with the damage caused by storms without the benefit of the government’s help.
Alana Ginsland, BBC News, Wilts