Scott and Amy Turner
Welcome to Blue Dog Organic Blueberries in Carnation, Washington
August 17, 2013: Closed for the season!
Thank you, members, for your happy, self-sufficient picking! We're on to our fall chores and our "regular" jobs!
What about Gleaning #2? Check back here over the next few days. We'll be assessing the field. If we glean again, we'll need to do it before school starts. There really aren't very many berries left -- probably some very busy birds in addition to busy members.
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 come out and pick a couple of pounds for the food bank and then can pick some more pounds for themselves.
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 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
Send us an email if you want to know when we're signing up members for 2014.
Will you be open for "regular" u-pick (without a membership)? Maybe. Once members have had some time to pick and when they aren't keeping up with the ripening berries, we will open to the public. Keep checking back. The website is where we'll post the public openings. (For comparison, in 2012, we opened to the general public -- no membership required -- from August 13-19 from 9-12.)
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 on public opening days.
Can we buy picked berries this season? No, we're sorry. We have reached our capacity for picked berries for the season.
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.
Directions to the farm
Availability and Hours of Operation
More u-pick details
What we've been doing on the farm