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Drive-thru strawberries are back at Rudd Farm, and it's bananas

The farm will do drive-thru strawberries AGAIN on Wednesday, April 15 with a little traffic help from law enforcement starting at 1 p.m.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Rudd Farm in Greensboro is doing things differently for its 20th season. To keep in line with proper social distancing, the farm set up a drive-thru for strawberry baskets. 

The drive-thru for strawberries opened on Monday, and the response was bananas!

It was such a hit that traffic became backed up on the highway. An NCDOT official had to come and conduct traffic control, Rudd Farm said in a Facebook post. 

Some cars had to be turned away while the drive-thru was at capacity. Rudd Farm says they can hold roughly 100 cars in the drive-thru at one time. 

Credit: Matt Rudd
The line for those precious strawberries
Credit: Matt Rudd
Credit: Matt Rudd

The next day for drive-thru strawberries will be Wednesday, April 15. Rudd Farm will open the drive-thru at 1 p.m. and an off-duty officer will be there to help keep traffic running smoothly.  

WOW! You guys blew us away today with your support on our opening da... y of strawberry season. We knew you all loved strawberries but we could not have predicted the crowd that came out. To that end, we are very sorry to anyone who waited and was not able to get berries.

Rudd Farm says if traffic becomes backed up again, cars may be asked to continue down the road, turn around, and come back when the line has gone down. 

There will also be a limit on baskets per vehicle now. Rudd Farm will advise that limit once they assess how many berries are available. To keep things running efficiently, Rudd Farm is limiting each car to ONE credit card/cash transaction each. 

Baskets are $14 and quarts are $5. Rudd Farm takes cash and credit card, except for American Express. No pre-orders will be available.

Rudd Farm is located at 4021 Hicone Road.

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