About Us

Welcome to First Pick Farms. We are a world class business that is comprised of a dedicated staff with well over one hundred years of experience in the blueberry industry. The most important points to know about First Pick Farms are as follows:

–We are one of the largest blueberry growers in Michigan and serve as a major grower, producer and marketer in the U.S. and South America.

–We strive to focus on a quality product which promotes sustainability. We endeavor to preserve the environment through the conservation of water and other natural resources. We recognize the fundamental role of honey bees in the growth and success of the blueberry crop and take an active approach in protecting the bee population.

–Ultimately, First Pick Farms strives to stay grounded and give back to the community. For example, we provide a retreat at absolutely no profit to the company for various church and school groups through the operation of Lighthouse Campgrounds in Dowagiac, Michigan.

Scott Nagelvoort
Scott Nagelvoort – President
Scott has more than 30 years of business experience, including the last 10 years in the blueberry industry
Ben Mitchell – Director of Farm Operations
Ben is committed to the company's values by incorporating them into all farming practices to provide consumers with the highest quality blueberries possible.
Becky Hotovy – Director of Production & Frozen Sales
Becky is a third-generation blueberry farmer with over 25 years of experience in overseeing and managing plant operations.
Eric Seese – Director of Special Projects
Eric is a business professional with over 18 years of proven experience in Accounting, Finance, and Sales within multiple industries.