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Of all the numerous sweet berries available in the summer time, strawberries reign supreme in Lancaster county. Sure, blackberries and blueberries are also delicious, but neither have the appeal in Lancaster that the strawberry does. Want to pick your own? There's at least half a dozen local farms in which to pick them. Want to visit a full-on festival dedicated exclusively to strawberries? Lancaster's got you - head to the Haldeman Mansion, Country Barn or others in June for strawberry-…

If you're talking tomatos, no town in Lancaster county reps them more than Washington Boro. Held every July for nearly six decades, the tomato festival brings thousands from all around to sample multiple varieties, including the famous Jet Star tomato. In the 1930's Washington Boro had a thriving tomato growing community, with some 200,000 crops planted alongside the Susquehanna River. Campbell's Soup was a heavy buyer of these tomatoes, though that relationship slowed during World War I…

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