The strawberry u-pick season has come to a close. See below for information on other u-pick berry options.
Blueberry is in full swing! Berries are abundant, and we expect them to continue to ripen over the next couple weeks.
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.
Raspberries are currently available for U-pick! 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.
2018 U-Pick raspberries will be priced at $3.00/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.
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!