'Out of our control': Strawberry farm will close

BALLANTYNE'S Strawberry Farm announced via social media this will be their final year of operation at their Calen farm.

They also said in August last year that they would close.

Alan and Margaret Ballantyne.
Alan and Margaret Ballantyne. Kirsty Mugridge

Alan and Margaret Ballantyne posted this message on Facebook this morning:

"With heavy hearts we want to announce that this year will be our very final year," they said.

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"This year was purely opened due to all your beautiful support and the want to see us succeed. Due to reasons out of our control and a very heavy decision we have made the choice to close the gates at the end of September 2016.

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"To you all, we want to dig deep and say from the bottom of our hearts, Thank-you dearly.

"Your support and happy faces is what has kept us going, from all the years of the highway stall, Markets, farmers markets and of course what has made this all so beautiful was meeting you all at Pick Your Own.

Thank-you again 

Alan & Margaret Ballantyne"

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