Strawberry Run Farm's Season Cancelled Due to May 7th Tornado


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CLARKSVILLE, OHIO -- As severe storms passed through southwest Ohio on Tuesday, May 7, an EF0 tornado with speeds of 80 mph and a path of 150 yards destroyed the Strawberry Run barn on Route 22 near Clarksville as well as most of its strawberry fields. As a result, Strawberry Run will not be able to provide what would have been its third season of a u-pick strawberry experience. 

Since this family-owned farm first opened in May of 2022, they have been offering an authentic natural experience that provides wide-open green space, fresh strawberry picking, and a place to create seasonal outdoor traditions. The barn that was destroyed was the hub for their merchandise and housed the check-out area for the u-pick experience. 

The Vincent family understands how difficult it is to find quality outdoor experiences that the whole family will enjoy. Jon Vincent, the owner of Strawberry Run says, “We are determined to rebuild either on this property or nearby so that area families will once again have a strawberry-picking experience in a natural setting where area families can connect with nature and each other creating memories that will last a lifetime.” 

 The Vincent family is dedicated to preserving the art of farm life. For generations, the family has been drawn to the rewarding rhythm of fruit farming. In 1950, Jon’s grandfather Dean bought a peach tree orchard. Soon, he fell in love with growing peach trees, eventually pulling his young family into the mix of harvesting the sweet summer fruit. His young son, Steve learned to appreciate a hard day’s work and the steadiness of farm life. He took it upon himself to start strawberry runs and sell the berries to the community. Years later, when Steve retired, he and his son, Jon, began dreaming of farm life again. They followed their passion right to a big piece of land off of Gum Grove Road and began planting strawberry runs. A lot has changed for the Vincent family in recent years, but one thing remains beautifully true: strawberries run in the family. 

Follow Strawberry Run on Facebook and Instagram for updates on the 2025 season.

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