The 2012 raspberry season was a success. We initially had concerns about the potential damage to the crop from the Spotted Wing Drosophila, but steady picking of mature berries and regular treatment with our organic sprays kept the pest under control. We truly appreciate the understanding by you, our pickers, when early in the season we asked you to carry two buckets, one for good berries and one for mushy, bad ones. Keeping the bad berries off the ground was an important part of the control program. As the season progressed, the ratio of good to bad berries steadily improved and folks also learned quickly how to tell the good from the bad berries by looking at the little cone the berry comes off. We do not believe we conquered the pest–the flies are sure to be back next year–but we believe we are learning how to control them.