Blossom Bluff Orchards

The Loewen Family

The Loewen family’s goal has been to establish a reputation for Blossom Bluff as offering unique and heirloom varieties picked at peak maturity. To this end, they have planted over 150 varieties of stone fruit, citrus, persimmons, and pomegranates. After 15 years of farming sustainably and maintaining California Clean membership, their farm chose to become certified organic by CCOF in 2006.

The farm is named after the bluff overlooking the King’s River, where the farmhouses are perched. In spring, the blossoms on the farm are beautiful, and the steep hillside leading to their riverbottom property is green with new grass, poppies, elderberry bushes, wildflowers, and habitat for beneficial insects.

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Markets:South Berkeley (Tuesday)North Berkeley (Thursday)Season:
Year-RoundProduct: Stone fruit, citrus, persimmons, pomegranates, dried fruitFarmer's Name: The Loewen FamilyMailing Address: 17564 E. Clayton Ave
Parlier, CA, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 574-1201
Website: http://www.blossombluff.comFarm Location:
Parlier, Fresno County, CADistance From Berkeley:
200 milesSoil Type: Sandy/LoamWater Source: WellAbout the Farm:
Ted and Fran Loewen own the farm, which is now managed by their children, 4th generation farmers Bryce and Renata. They employ 9 people year-round, and as many as 26 seasonally.Organic Certification: Certified Organic by CCOF since 2006Fertilizer: Compost, foliar sprayWeed Control: Mowing, transitioning to low/no-tillPest Management: Dormant oil spray, beneficial insects, pheromone disruptorsAcreage: 80 acres