Fifty years of work bear fruit

When Pat Clarke grew a small plot of strawberries on his family farm in 1960, he never expected to become a leading fruit supplier to supermarkets in Ireland.

17th July, 2010

When Pat Clarke grew a small plot of strawberries on his family farm in 1960, he never expected to become a leading fruit supplier to supermarkets in Ireland.

Over the past half-century in business, Clarke’s Fresh Fruit has evolved into a large operation, growing 50 acres of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, all under polythene cover. Blueberries have also been introduced for the first time this year.

‘‘Freshness is the name of the game,” said Clarke,...

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