Blueberries

only touched by rain and sunshine

fresh - local - organic

June 28, 2019

 

We are now closed for the 2019 season. Thank you to everyone who came out to the farm for pick-your-own blueberries! We really appreciate your support! The blueberry season is short - only about two weeks total - and you don't want to miss it! Please join our blueberry mailing list so you can get a reminder when the season starts next year! 

 

About our berries:

For those of you new to Hobbit Hill Farm, our blueberries are USDA certified organic and are only touched by rain and sunshine! They're ready to eat or freeze as soon as you pick them. 

What to bring:

Our patch is a little bit wild, but it's natural, and to us, it's paradise! We love having kids come pick in the patch but please leave pets at home. We provide buckets for picking and bags to take your berries home in! Feel free to bring your own container and skip the bag! Please wear comfortable shoes and bring an outdoorsy-adventurous spirit but leave your bottled spirits at home (no alcoholic beverages allowed).

Price/Payment:

$6 per pound (which is about $4 per pint)

We accept cash, check, and credit cards!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Thanks so much for supporting us to do what we love!

 

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 like to say that our berries are beyond organic because, in addition to meeting the organic standards, they are not sprayed with any chemicals at all. Our blueberries are only touched by rain and sunshine! 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

 

What does "USDA certified organic" mean?

 

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