Bearing fruit: 80 Acres set to expand produce offerings

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Officials at Hamilton-based 80 Acres Farms appear ready to make moves beyond growing the leafy greens and bite-size tomatoes that have become its norm. A new partnership inked with a Southern university could help expedite its efforts to grow fruits, like blackberries and strawberries, at scale.

80 Acres this week announced a new master research agreement with the University of Arkansas and Arkansas Agriculture Experiment Station that will allow it to operate commercially beyond leafy greens and herbs and into fruits and additional vegetables – and soon. The company also said there’s a multimillion-dollar expansion underway at its farm in the state.

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Written by Liz Engel.

Originally published April 29, 2021.

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