Our family first got interested in blueberry farming by chance en route for camping to Mt Baker’s. We stopped at a U-PICK blueberry farm near Concrete. The owners were an old couple in their late 90’s. The husband still cared for the 5 acre farm and we were impressed by their health and longevity. My wife and I fell in love with their blueberry farm instantly.
For us picking became as much of fun as eating them. Soon we were taking the 100+ mile trip weekly to their farm in summers. Our family of 4 picked and ate 20 lbs of fresh berries per week. Then we picked some extra. First we ran out of storage in our fridge and then in our freezer. Then we started picking for charity at my work for United Way campaigns. I think there is nothing more soothing, peaceful, and relaxing than picking berries in the early morning or late afternoon.
My wife Henna and I bought our Fall City property in 2002 when our daughters were 2 and 4 and planted 5 acres of blueberry bushes due to our love for the delicious fruit. Realizing that we had planted more berries then we could eat or pick ourselves, we opened our gate for U-PICK blueberries in 2006.
Henna Blueberry Farm U-PICKS have become a family tradition for many of our visitors and in 2010 we decided to add a new farm location. We bought our Carnation property and planted our bushes their in 2014. We are working towards organic certification on this property
Currently, we grow only blueberries due to our limited time we can spend farming due to our other professions. Hopefully, some day when our plants are grown and more independent, we’ll also grow more crops.