Blue Heron Farm

Sustainability and Diversity Indicators
  • Woman Owned

    Owned & operated by a woman

  • Certified Organic

    A third-party certification identifying products free of chemical pesticides & fertilizers, hormones and preventative antibiotics.

  • Eat Local First Member

    These businesses are committed to sourcing more of their food from local farms and food producers.

About Us

We have been farming organically since 1979. Our mission is to take care of the soil, farm with respect to the limitations of our farm, grow the best tasting and nutritionally dense food we possibly can, and to treat our employees with the utmost respect and appreciation for the work they do. We rely on cover crops and compost. We practice balancing the micro nutrients in our soil to ensure plant vigor, disease resistance and nutritious food. We have transitioned our vegetable crops to a former employee, (super exciting) and offer fruit shares thru Long Hearing Farm CSA in Darrington WA.

Growing Methods

I believe strongly in being Certified Organic. The rules require constant evaluation and improvement of farm practices. I pay close attention to balancing micro-nutrients which is critical for vigorous healthy plants, assuring the best nutritional value, fruit quality and capacity to resist insects and disease.. We test plant leaves to determine how well the plants are absorbing nutrients. We look for ways to reduce tillage and I have been able to mow my winter cover crops to encourage clover in the aisles that provides year round cover crops to increase carbon sequestration. We now rake and till our blueberries just once a year after harvest to control mummy berry and fruit flies, our most difficult challenges for organic production.. We are exploring using bees to carry beneficial microbes to the blueberry flowers to prevent mummy berry, a serious and difficult to manage fungus in blueberries.

Our Offerings

  • Fruit | Berries
    • Blueberries
    • Figs
    • Raspberries
  • Local Resources
    • Community Garden
    • Food Education
  • Additional Products
    • Delicious and Fresh Bamboo Shoots in May, hardy bamboo nursery plants and a wide variety of sizes of bamboo poles for all your gardening and fencing projects.