Our Growing Practices

At First Pick Farms, we strive to be an industry leader in sustainable agricultural practices to provide the most nutritious and delicious berries to our customers. Everything we do is centered around sustainability, nutrition, and quality.  These three areas serve as cornerstones of First Pick's farming operation.  

Sustainability

It is our goal to provide the highest quality food through proper soil and plant nutrition using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, and animal welfare.  First Pick is committed to minimizing our footprint on the ecosystem through the use of our own integrated pest management plans.  These plans allow us to produce the highest quality crops without compromising the well-being of the ecosystem including, honey bees, bumblebees, and other beneficial creatures.

Nutrition

Whether it be an organic or conventionally grown berry, all our products are grown from a soil up approach.  Healthy soil produces a healthy plant which in turn produces the healthiest fruit.  Blueberry plants, much like humans, require certain daily values of nutrients to thrive.  Our goal is to produce the most nutritious, antioxidant packed fruit on the market.  To accomplish this we approach plant nutrition as an Olympic athlete would.  Our plants are given premium nutrients to work synergistically with beneficial soil biology to produce the healthiest blueberries available. 

Quality

Our goal at First Pick Farms is to bring consumers the highest quality products available on the market.  When a consumer sees the First Pick Farms logo in a store, they should be assured it was grown and harvested with utmost care.

Food Safety

The Food Safety Team goes to great lengths to assure the products produced by First Pick Farms are of the highest quality and safe for consumption. This is done through programs such as sanitation and maintenance programs and lab testing. The Team is responsible for food safety at 4 separate facilities. We assure the quality of our berries from Michigan, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey and as far away as South America.

Training and Certification requirements are maintained in:

• GFSI
• FSMA
• Kosher Parve
•USDA Organic