fresh . local . organic
July 3, 2023
Tomorrow, July 4th, will be our last day for the season! We will be open from 9am - 1pm
Come see us before you hit the pool, start the BBQ, or settle in for some fireworks!
Make blueberry picking a fun family tradition for the 4th of July. Fresh blueberries are perfect for your red, white, and blue celebration!
We have lots of our famous blueberry mint lemonade ready for you. Yum! We'll also have our delicious blueberry buckle available (until sold out).
Buckets and bags are provided for picking and to take your berries home. Feel free to bring your own container and skip the bag!
Parking is limited - carpooling is appreciated if possible.
Pets are not allowed in the patch. Friendly dogs 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 planted lots of baby blueberry plants last year and this spring 😍. Please watch out for them and don't step on them! They are the future of our patch and we have poured so much time, love, sweat, and hope into them.
Please join our blueberry mailing list for updates about hours and events throughout the season!
Thank you so much for your support! We're looking forward to having you out to the patch!
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)
We're 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!