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3394 Brown Island Rd S
Salem, OR, 97302
United States

503-931-6840

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U-Pick 2018

U-Pick season is just around the corner! Due to seasonal variability and the ever-changing Oregon weather, we do not yet have official start dates for any of our U-Pick produce. Check back at our website periodically for more information as the season approaches. 

U-Pick Blueberries

We expect our blueberries to be ready beginning in late June, and continue for several weeks. Our Reka blueberries will ripen first, followed by the Dukes. 

Once the blueberry season begins, you may pick any time our Farm Stand is open: Wednesday through Sunday, 9am-5pm. Bring your own containers, or borrow buckets at the Farm Stand! Stop by the Farm Stand for a U-pick map and directions, then return to weigh and check out.

Our 2018 U-Pick blueberries will be priced at $2.50/lb. 

U-Pick Raspberries

Our raspberries will likely be ready around the same time as the blueberries, near the end of June. Check back for more details as the season progresses.

Please keep in mind that our raspberries are very limited in number, and our CSA members have first priority over fruit produce. 

2018 U-Pick raspberries will be priced at $3.00/lb. 

U-Pick Strawberries

Strawberry season is fast-approaching! We are hoping for ripe berries beginning the last week of May or early June. Stay tuned for more announcements.

Once the strawberry season begins, you may pick only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the Farm Stand's open hours. Please keep in mind that our strawberries are limited, and our CSA members get first priority over fruit produce.  

Stop by the Farm Stand for a U-pick map and directions, then return to weigh and check out.

2018 U-pick strawberries will be priced at $2.50/lb. 

 


The History of Minto Blueberries

I was very fortunate to grow up experiencing the wonder of fresh blueberries every summer. My Grandpa Walt saw the opporunity for blueberry growing in Oregon and planted a beautiful 200 acre blueberry farm in the 1980's, which is adjacent to the land that MIG farms.

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In 2012 we took over two acres of my grandparents original farm and are transitioning it to organic production. The Early Blue variety is one of the first to ripen and thus great for the early blueberry season. The berries have not been sprayed nor treated with any chemical inputs for over two years. The plants are mature and very easy to U-pick.

In 2009 we planted 5 acres of our own blueberries- 3 rows of the Reka variety, and the remainder and majority the Duke variety; our 5 acres is certified organic. Chris and I were mentored by the operators of my grandparent's farm, Phil Olson, and we've loved being able to provide organic blueberries to our CSA members and through u-pick. Managing any perennial crop organically is very challenging, mostly due to weed pressure, especially the prevalent blackberries and thistles. In 2013 we decided to cover the blueberry beds with ground cloth to help with weed control. We feel very fortunate to have these 5 acres of organic blueberries as the backbone of our farm and love sharing these tasty and nutritious berries with the community!