Welcome to Blue Fruit Farm!

 

Located in beautiful southeastern Minnesota, Blue Fruit Farm covers 5 acres of certified organic blueberries, elderberries, aronia berries, black currants, blue plums, honey berries, jostaberries, juneberries, and cherry plums. Our farm overlooks a stunning microclimate known as Wiscoy Valley, surrounded by forest and native prairie. It allows our plants to benefit from the bountiful population of busy pollinators.

Because we have overhead netting for bird protection and hand harvest, our fruits can ripen naturally on the shrub. The fruits have minimal stems and leaves that we remove during packaging. 

We sell bulk in minimum orders of 5 lb boxes. If you wish to be notified when a specific fruit is in season, please provide your email address and check the boxes for the fruits you are interested in. We will let you know when the fruit is ripe. 

Please feel free to roam our website for more information about our fruit production and organic management. We will continue to update our website with more information. If you need to call us, our farm phone number is 507-454-8310. But keep in mind we are often outside working in the orchard. 

Please note we are not a nursery and cannot sell planting stock. 

We can accomodate local deliveries in the Winona / Rochester area as well as the Twin Cities. You are also welcome to pick up your orders on the farm. Please email your order to Joyce at bluefruitfarm@gmail.com. We will email back to set up delivery or on-farm pick-up. We do not ship fresh or frozen fruits, as it is prohibitively expensive, and we are not set up with shipping materials. We can ship jams and juices, but customers must pay for the shipping and handling. The exact amount will be added to the total when product is shipped and the amount is known. 

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August 2018 Update

August is finally here. The black currants are done, with over 1400 lb harvested. Some of the blueberries are done, but we are still picking delicious blueberries from many plants. Aronia berries are ripening fast. But now we have a chance to get a few management activities done besides harvesting. So we will mow, hoe, and monitor for elderberry mites in the elderberries. Jim, Katie and Zack will also spend one day hauling horse manure from Barb Schuler's farm, to mix with our grass clippings and wood chips for our own compost. We are seeing Japanese beetles for the first time in numbers, with some damage on blueberry stem tips. So, Joyce will be researching management strategies to put into practice for next season. So far, we are just trapping them with water in a bucket, or killing them by hand when we see them. They are crafty critters so we have to catch them quick before they fly away. 

Jam and Juice For Sale:  All our jams and juices are made in our non-state licensed kitchen. Jim and Joyce are registered MN Food Cottage Producers and good food safety practices are in place, both at the farm level and in our kitchen. For instance, we use a lot of stainless steel equipment, wash hands frequently, and use hydrogen peroxide as a sanitizer. Our fruits are low pH, so they are at much less risk for contamination.

Jam: $7 – ½ pint jar; Gift Box - 3/$20; Case of 12 - $78.  We do not ship unless you pay for the handling and shipping. Flavors currently available are:

  • Plum Jam
  • Plum Aronia Jam
  • Blueberry Jam
  • Blue Currant Jam
  • Black Currant Jam
  • Aronia Jam
  • Aronia Blue Jam

Aronia Juice: $12 - 12 oz bottle; $16 - frozen quarts; $30 - frozen half gallon containers