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Blueberries
fresh . local . organic

May 17, 2024

Blueberry season is just around the corner! We can't wait to welcome you back to the patch!

 

Our blueberries are USDA certified organic and are *only touched by rain and sunshine* - they're ready to eat and freeze as soon as you pick them and don't even need to be washed! 

The season is progressing nicely and we plan to be opening about the middle of June (give or take a week).

 

Our season is short - only about 2 weeks! Please join our blueberry mailing list so you don't miss it!  

 

We are looking forward to sharing our delicious blueberries with you!
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Details:

Buckets and bags are provided for picking and to take your berries home. Feel free to bring your own container and skip the bag!

Pets are not allowed in the patch. Friendly pets are welcome on leash in our parking area.

Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted! Price is $8 per pound. Our berries are USDA certified organic.

We have planted *lots* of baby blueberry plants the last 2 years 😍. Please watch out for them and don't step on them! They are the future of the patch and we have poured so much time, love, sweat, and hope into them.
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Thank you so much for your support! We truly couldn't do this without you! 

 

What does "USDA certified organic" mean?

With so many terms out there, it can be hard to keep up! So, if you're wondering what it means that our blueberries are "USDA certified organic"...You don't need to feel shy about asking - we're happy to tell you!

1. USDA stands for the United States Department of Agriculture. 

2. Many people don't realize that "organic" is about more than what we put (or don't put) on our berries! Here's a short description of what "organic" means:

"Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods. The organic standards describe the specific requirements that must be verified by a USDA-accredited certifying agent before products can be labeled USDA organic. Overall, organic operations must demonstrate that they are protecting natural resources, conserving biodiversity, and using only approved substances." (A)

"The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people.” (B)

 

Conclusion: "USDA certified organic" means that the United States Department of Agriculture has inspected (and continues to inspect) our farm to ensure that we're meeting organic standards and certifies that we are! You can even find us on the registry here to prove it! (just type in Hobbit Hill Farm)

https://organic.ams.usda.gov/integrity/

We are proud to be a USDA certified organic operation! As we grow and encounter new opportunities and challenges  each one is approached through the organic farming lens. We have learned so much through the ongoing certification process! 
 

We like to say that our berries are beyond organic because, in addition to meeting the organic standards, we strive to go above and beyond to care for our plants, the land, and the ecosystem we are a part of.

 

A lot of time, thought, love, energy, and sweat goes into taking care of our blueberry plants AND the land we love. For us, it's worth it!

(A) https://www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards/organic-standards

(B) https://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/organic-productionorganic-food-information-access-tools

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