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. 

Thomas Mitchell – CEO
Tom is a strong believer and lives by the company’s core values; Humility, Trustworthiness, Innovation and Passion.
John Conner- COO
John is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience.
Kerry Halloran – CFO
Kerry is a certified public accountant with nearly 10 years in the accounting and finance industry.
Zack Kuster – Sales Director
Zack is committed to developing trusted relationships with our customers by providing the best service possible.
Ben Mitchell – Director of Farming 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.
Ernesto Diaz – HR Director
Ernesto has a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Development and focuses on the “Human” component of Human Resources.