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Blackberries: The sweet, nutrient-filled summer treat
Tart fruit offers health benefits that aren't widely known
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Ronnie, a worker at Jaemor Farms, picks blackberries in Alto, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, that will be sold at the farm. While the fruit is already popular, blackberries have lesser-known benefits, such as being sources of several vitamins and nutrients. - photo by David Barnes
Even though it’s not the most popular item at Jaemor Farms, Drew Echols said the farm plans to plant about 2 or 3 more acres of blackberries this year. That means next season, there will be more than 2,000 new blackberry plants growing fruit for guests to enjoy. “We are expanding production a little bit, and we’re looking forward to that,” said Echols, general manager at Jaemor Farms in Alto. “So, you’ve got to be making money if you’re going to expand production.”