Valley Blue Farms
Valley Blue Farms
In 1959, Lloyd and Geri Duyck had a vision of owning their own farm. Coming from a line of farming families, Lloyd and Geri started their dream by share cropping with an uncle.
Lloyd and Geri transitioned from share cropping acreage to purchasing their own 32 acres in Cornelius, Oregon. Bordering the Tualatin River, Lloyd and Geri's vision now consists of 85 acres of some of the finest blueberry growing terrain in the Valley and includes a processing plant.
Passing on their legacy to their 13 children, Valley Blue Farms remains a family owned and operated business. Nick Duyck and Carlos Calderon (husband of Pam Duyck) manage the farm while many of Lloyd’s and Geri’s 40+ grandchildren work their summer months to help with the harvest season both on the farm and in the processing plant.
We are fortunate to own land that contains ideal conditions for producing blueberries. Our soil is maintained and amended regularly with necessary minerals to provide the nutrients needed to grow superior blueberries. As stewards of the land, we are careful not to upset the balance of Nature and only use approved sprays when absolutely necessary, rather than dusting orchards as a regular practice.
Each spring honeybees are brought to the farm to help Mother Nature with the pollination process. Hives are set in the fields giving bees several months to prepare the blueberry white and pink buds for the tastiest of fruit. By summer, the blueberries bushes are laden with fruit, ripe and juicy for the picking. In the fall, after the blueberry bushes turn a brilliant variety of reds, greens and oranges, we prune in preparation for the next season.
Valley Blue Farms’ mission is to provide the finest product for our customers. By having the processing plant located near the blueberry fields, we are able to pick the blueberries when they are ripened to perfection and quickly process them. Our fruit goes to the freezer within 24 hours of harvesting to maximize the taste and health benefits.