MORNING SHADE FARM is open today, Wednesday July 24. Today we have good picking on the u-pick Blueberries (Toro, Olympia, Darrow, Nelson and Brigitta). The Raspberries and the boysenberries are over for the year. All berries are $1.60/lb for u-pick. In the garden we currently have organically grown Green Beans, Kale, Chard, and summer Squash. We should have some Shiro plumbs and Pears for sale at the stand this week. We also have raw honey for $8/pint or $16/quart. Our July hours are from 8 to 4 Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Mon/Tues). In August we will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Elderberries, Apples and other types of Pears should start in a couple of weeks.
We are taking orders for Blueberries (currently with no spray on fruit) fresh picked to your order for $24 per 10lb (slightly more than a regular 12 pint flat holds). For orders of 100 lbs or more the price is $22 per 10 lbs and for 200 lbs or more $20 per 10 lbs. Email us or call 503-651-2622 to place an order for picked berries - leave message if we do not answer and we will call you back to confirm your order.
We deliver wholesale orders of 200 lbs or more in 10 lb bags or in 12/pint flats for a minimal delivery charge.
Morning Shade Farm is also open Saturdays or by appointment for a large selection of container Blueberry Plants and other Berry Plants (see more information below).
Morning Shade Farm is located in a peaceful and pictorial setting on the edge of 50 acres of woods 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 fruit at a much lower price than certified organic stands.
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 a plastic bag you can take or please 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 Dept 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.
BLUEBERRY Plants for sale now - 26 varieties - in one gallon, three gallon, and seven gallon pots and very large field grown bare root. High quality, healthy, vigorous plants. 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, Huckleberries: Evergreen, Black Mountain, and Wild Lowbush Blueberry. Email us for a complete description, size availibility and USDA ratings for all plants.
1 gallon pots - 1 to 2 ft tall bushes (2 year old plants) - $6 each for under 20, $5 each for 20 to 100, $4.50 for 100 to 300 plants, $4.00 for over 300 or more plants.
3 gallon pots - 2 to 3 ft bushes ( 3 and 4 year old plants) for only $16 each.
7 gallon pots - 3 to 4 ft bushes (4 and 5 year old plants) for $25 each.
One gallon potted RASPBERRY (Amity, Heritage, Cascade Delight), BLACK CURRANTS (Ben Lomand, Black Down), RED CURRANTS (Rovada, Cascade), WHITE CURRANT (Imperial), GOOSEBERRIES (Lepa Red, ORUS8, Hinnomaki), MARIONBERRY and BOYSENBERRY for $6 each. 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 distance fee based.