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

Boysenberries

  • Fresh season typically July 10th through August 10th
  • Large size (8.0 g) reddish purple berry with a large seed
  • In the late 1920’s George Darrow of the USDA and Walter Knott, a California berry farmer tracked down some plants from the failed farm of Rudolph Boysen. Finding a few frail
    plants they nursed them back to health. This was the start of the popular Boysenberries that were initially sold at Knott’s Berry Farm in California.

Health Benefits

  • High in Vitamin C and fiber, both of which have been shown to help reduce the risks of certain cancers.
  • Contain high levels of anthocyanins (120-160 mg/ 100g). Anthocyanins work as antioxidants to help fight free radical damage in the body, and give Boysenberries their deep, dark color.
  • Antioxidant levels of food can be measured as ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity). The ORAC value of Boysenberries is 42 μmoles/TE/g almost double that of blueberries, a well-known antioxidant.
  • Contain ellagic acid, a phenolic compound known as a potent anticarcinogen, anti-viral and anti-bacterial. The ellagic acid level in Boysenberries is 5.98 mg/g of dry weight.
  • Have a uniquely high ratio of free ellagic acid to total ellagitannins that is thought to make the ellagic acid more readily available to the body.