The 2017 berry season opens on Wednesday, June 21st.

Please check Facebook or call the stand at 503-628-0431 for more details.


Farm fresh berries from a scenic Hillsboro Oregon homestead since 1853

Blackberries

  • Fresh season typically August 10th through Sept 15th
  • Blackberries are a soft and delicate fruit which grows on thorny bushes or trailing vines.
  • Technically, the blackberry is a drupelet, or a cluster of fruits, like a bunch of grapes, and the seed inside each drupelet contributes to the berry’s nutrient value.
  • Studies show blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant contents per serving of any food tested.

Health Benefits

  • As in other kinds of bush berries, blackberries too packed with numerous plant nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and dietary fibers that are essential for optimum health.
  • The berries are very low in calories. 100 g provide just 43 calories. Nonetheless, they are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber (100 g whole berries consist of 5.3 g or 14% RDA of fiber).
  • Blackberries compose significantly high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid, tannin), quercetin, gallic acid, cyanidins, pelargonidins, catechins, kaempferol, and salicylic acid.
  • Scientific studies suggest that these antioxidant compounds may have potential health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases.