Morning Shade Farm is closed Tuesday and Wednesdsay and will be open again on Thursday July 30 from 8 to 4 for U-Pick Blueberries (Darrow, Elliot, and Brigitta) for $1.60/lb. In the orchard we now have lots of Shiro and Cherry plums, Gravenstien apples and large Rescue pears for $1/lb u-pick or $18/10lb flat (ordered). Elderberries are just starting and will be good u-pick this coming week. At the farm stand we will have fresh picked figs for $2.50/pint ($28/flat ordered) and blackberries for $2/pint. We have organically grown beets, kale, green beans, and summer squash u-pick or we pick. There are still Black Currants to be picked but with only a pint or so per bush. The Raspberries are very limited and at the end of their season. We are open every Thursday through Monday 8 to 4 and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Starting August 8 we will be open Saturdays only from 9 to 4. Raw Honey is $8/pint or $16/quart, bee pollen is $16/lb, and supers of honey comb are $25.
We are currently taking orders for blueberries, figs, apples, and plums fresh picked to your order. Our 10 lb bags of blueberries are only $20 each or $18 each for 100 lbs or more or $17 for 300 lbs or more. Figs are $28 per 10 lb flat, and Apples, Pears, and Plums are $18 per 10 lb flat. Please call 503-651-2622 to order fresh picked blueberries or orchard fruit - if we do not answer please leave your name, number, when you want to pick the berries up and how many lbs you want to order and we will call you back to confirm. We are also taking orders for smaller, sweet juicing, smoothy, drying berries for only $14/10 lbs.
Morning Shade Farm is located in a peaceful and pictorial setting on 80 acres of berries, orchard, and forested land back off the main road. We are located about 25 miles south of Portland Oregon. We have a few picnic tables available for a picnic lunch or snack. We use integrated pest management, mulching, and fertility monitoring to minimize our use of chemicals. Our irrigation is completely solar powered. Our U-pick vegetables are all organically grown and we use only organic chemicals or ones derived from natural substances sprayed directly on our u-pick fruit. We do use some inorganic fertilizers and very limited weed control on the ground in the rows between our berry bushes and fruit trees so we are not organic certified, but we provide healthy fruit at a much lower price than certified organic farms.
Please remember to bring a check or cash because we are not able to accept credit/debit cards. We have 2 gallon buckets here for you to use lined with plastic bags you can take or you can bring your own containers. We also have cardboard flat boxes that we sell at cost: $1 per flat box and additional $1 for 12 hallocks. Sorry, DOGS are not allowed in the fields due to Deptartment of Agriculture sanitation rules. Our picked blueberry operation has been GAP Certified (good agriculture practices) for safe food handling. On the farm we maintain portable toilets and soap/water hand wash units. We have water available to refill bottles but please bring your own water bottles.
Our Nursery is also currently open by appointment for a large selection of blueberry and other berry plants in 1, 3, and 7 gallon containers. Call 503-730-4788 for nursery sales. BLUEBERRY Plants curently for sale - 26 varieties - in one gallon, three gallon, and seven gallon pots and very large field grown bare root. The plants we sell are high quality, healthy, vigorous plants, some varieties are only availbe in certain sizes- please call or email for availabilty. Earliblue, Duke, Reka, Sierra, Olympia, Blueray, Toro, Bluegold, Draper, Bluecrop, Nelson, Jersey, Chandler, Brigitta, Darrow, Legacy, Liberty, Elliot, Aurora, Pink Lemonade, Half-high: Sunshine Blue, North Blue, North Country; and Lingonberries.
1 gallon pots - 2 ft tall bushes (over 2 year old plants) - $6 each for under 20, $5 each for 20 to 100, $4.50 for 100 to 300 plants, $4.25 for 300 to 500, and $4 for 500 or more plants.
3 gallon pots - 2 to 3 ft bushes ( 3 year old plants) for only $18 each.
7 gallon pots - 3 to 5 ft bushes (4 and 5 year old plants) for $28 each.
One gallon potted RASPBERRY (Amity, Heritage, Fall Gold, Cascade Delight), BLACK CURRANTS (Ben Lomand, Black Down), MARIONBERRY and BOYSENBERRY for $6 each ($5 at 20 or more). We have 5 varieties of seedless Table Grapes (Himrod, Einset, Black Monukka, Suffolk Red, Vanessa) 2 to 3 ft in 3 gal for $18. We also have several OREGON NATIVES - flowering red currant, western red cedar, valley ponderosa pine, hemlock, and red twig dogwood. Delivery of small orders to Portland Lloyd center area available for a $10 delivery charge. Larger orders to other Portland area can be distance fee based.