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Wrenshall News: Honeyberries hit market

 

July 2, 2021

Local Wrenshall farmer Jason Amundson describes the taste of the honeyberry as what would happen if a blueberry fell in love with a pack of SweeTARTS: some are sweet, some are sour, some are tart, and they are all ripening faster than they ever have before.

"In 2019 we knew reliably that we could count on the berries to be ripe on the Fourth of July," he said. "Last year we opened for picking on June 30. This year it was June 25. It's terrifying."

I spoke to Jason and his wife and farming partner, Lucie, by phone while they were hiding out in the barn during our much-needed rain shower last...



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