Due to a cooler spring, Strawberries are arriving a little late, but is under way in now throughout the state with strawberries ripening and ready for picking. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports that berries were ripe for the Mother’s Day weekend in Southside Virginia and the Tidewater. Other parts of the state are ripening set for this week. Virginia only has 250 acres of strawberry fields, each acre produces a significant amount of fruit. On average, an acre yields about 18,000 pounds of strawberries.