First crop of blackberries harvested by Keelings

Published 26/07/2014 | 12:00

FINGAL-BASED Keelings have just harvested their first crop of Irish blackberries.

Blackberries are naturally low in fat, sugar and calories and are high in vitamin C!

Keeling's head blackberry grower, Donal Counihan forecasts approx. 30,000 tonnes of Irish blackberries will be harvested on Keelings farm from now until the end October. Keelings Blackberries are now available in Dunnes, Tesco and Centra stores nationwide. 125g punnets of Keelings Blackberries are available, 2 for €5 in all good retailers.

Keelings has been growing produce since the 1930s.

Over the last 35 years, Keelings primary activities have been growing, sourcing,shipping, marketing and distributing fresh produce from sources around the world to Irish, UK and European markets.

Keelings is a 100% Irish owned and family run business with an annual turnover of €300 million and employs over 1,400 people in Ireland and a total of approximately 2,000 people across the group.

Fingal Independent

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