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Black berries from Westmoreland Berry Farm and Market for sale at the farmers market in Colonial Beach in 2015.

Picturesque Westmoreland Berry Farm will close for the season after Sunday because weather has damaged the fall crop.

Manager Leila Hill cited the excessive rainfall in May and June, and again in August as a problem. Too much moisture at key times can cause produce like pumpkins to mold.

Both the store and the farm will be closed after Sunday, and all field trips to the farm just off State Route 3 near Colonial Beach have been cancelled, Hill said. Hill said Westmoreland Berry Farm will still  selling goods at some area farmers markets and plans to reopen in April. 

—Emily Jennings

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