Black Raspberry Farms
Wellberri first partnered with Dale Stokes of Stokes Berry Farm in 2012 to grow a berry set-apart from the rest. As Wellberri grew, it expanded its operations to partner with other family farms in Ohio. These partner farms share Wellberri's values of growing the best - a berry for university researchers to study and a berry for families everywhere to enjoy.
The Dale Stokes Story
Ever since the Stokes family planted their first berry crop in 1962 their farm in Wilmington, Ohio has been a popular destination for generations of families across the mid-west.
The farm offers a pick-your-own (or u-pick) berries experience as well as freshly picked berries.
Year after year the Stokes family has continued to graciously open its doors to the community and to the thousands of families that drive long and far for the annual berry harvest which typically kicks-off early June.
Largely unrecognized, is Dale Stoke's relationship to several laboratory and clinical studies linking the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory healing remedies found in black raspberries to treatments for cancer patients.
The farm is unique, Dale says, because of its longevity and the berry breeding work he does on-site by hand.
Family fruit farms like Stokes Berry Farm are not only a tradition, but an inspiration to many including Wellberri.
The Stokes story is special because of Dale's passion and dedication to grow something different to make a difference.