Field Notes Blog
Category: From the Field
This year, we asked our amazing Naturipe team to share their experiences as mothers and to recognize the mothers with whom they work. Below are six profiles of outstanding women we’d like to pay tribute to this Mother’s Day. Here are their stories: Joyce Bocock, Grower Family Joyce Bocock (pictured on the far right [...]
Mother Nature is unpredictable as we all know, so when winter approaches it can growers to prepare for the cold weather. A sudden cold front can damage Blueberries if the temperatures reach 28 degrees or lower. To prevent damage to the crops, our growers use a process called “Frost and Freeze Protection”. The main purpose [...]
A great Super Bowl game last night…even greater, the advertisement during the second half of the game for Ram Trucks…featuring excerpts from Paul Harvey’s 1978 speech to the Future Farmers of America Convention. I felt the meaning of Mr. Harvey’s words still hold true today “So God Made a Farmer” and while his words speak [...]
Growing the Naturipe Way – tells the story of who we are: a Family of Farmers. We cultivate with care and are proud to be the brand you choose. CLICK the image above to watch our video.
Merger will bring more South American berries to NaturipeThe PackerANAHEIM, Calif. – The two biggest blueberry exporters in South America are one. A merger agreement was announced Oct. 26 between Hortifrut S.A. and Vital Berry Marketing S.A.. Hortifr…
We spent the day with a few of our growers in Wisconsin to tour the cranberry harvest. Shown here is a typical harvester used for collecting cranberries from the marsh along with a fleet of Jon boats collecting the raw product. These tart berries are great for baking and available NOW in stores.
FUN FACT: Falcons are sometimes used to help protect blueberry fields! Pictured here is Keith from our farm in Salem, Oregon is showing us how falcons naturally keep starling birds out of the crop (rather than using boom canons). In the wild, Peregrine falcons have been clocked diving at over 200 mph! Watch this bird [...]
We visited the Cornelius Farm last week in Manor, Georgia. Pictured here, Jason is inspecting his blackberry crop – look at the berries that are yet to be picked!
Coming to you from Ivanhoe, NC! We are proud to have the Barnhill family as one of our Naturipe family of growers, whose family has been growing blueberries for over 50 years. Chris & his father Forris Barnhill are two of the finest growers in North Carolina, they take great pride in everything they do. [...]
We started picking blackberries this week in Santa Maria, CA. These berries are showing a lot of promise for another great season of tasty blackberries! Check out the 12oz packages we started picking yesterday!