Scott and Amy Turner
Welcome to Blue Dog Organic Blueberries in Carnation, Washington
Starting up for Members' U-Pick, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The berries are looking beautiful! U-pick memberships are still available, so get set to pick!
Blue Dog Farm is a membership-based certified organic u-pick blueberry farm. We launched the membership format in 2012 in an effort to make our berries more accessible to our customers and to foster a relaxed picking atmosphere. If you love local blueberries, you'll love being a member of Blue Dog Farm!
So, you're asking. . . How can I become a member? What does it include?
Membership is $25 for the entire season and -- once we give the go-ahead that the fields are open -- gives you access to our fields dawn to dark. You still pay for your berries by the pound, but we know you'll love the peacefulness and convenience of coming when you want. All the details on joining are here: Membership and u-pick details
Will you be open for "regular" u-pick (without a membership)? Probably not. Given our experience over the last several years, we will probably open for a gleaning day* if we have an overabundance of berries beyond what members are able to pick.
But we also try to never say never. Keep checking back. Here is where we'll post any gleanings, which are open to anyone, member or not, willing to pick for others along with themselves. We'll also post any public openings if we have them.
What is your price per pound for upick? Our organic u-pick berries are $2.70/lb. And it will be the same price for members whenever they come out and for the public if we have any public opening days.
Can we buy picked berries this season? Yes, send us an email if you are interested in picked berries. We ask for a minimum 10 pound order. Picked berries are $5/lb. We can only pick so many, so get your order in.
Our number one goal is that food grown responsibly on our farm reaches local eaters.We are trying every way we can think to keep this food coming, SUSTAINABLY.
And, thank you, all of our interested, loyal customers. Thank you all for your good picking, senses of humor, support and enthusiasm for the food we grow.
*What is gleaning? In a nutshell, it is the tradition of opening the fields after harvest to those in need. It is a way to share our berries with others. In our incarnation, no money is exchanged. Pickers --anyone, members or not -- come out and pick a couple of pounds for the food bank and then can pick some more pounds for themselves. No money is exchanged.
Directions to the farm
Availability and Hours of Operation
Membership and u-pick details
What we've been doing on the farm