Triple Delight Blueberries, established in 1996, is located south of Fresno in the fertile San Joaquin Valley. Mark and Kimberly Sorensen named their farm after their three delightful daughters. As fifth generation raisin farmers, the Sorensens decided to plant five acres of blueberries to diversify their operation. Their initial plan was to sell the berries to a wholesale broker, but in 1998, the Sorensens began taking their blueberries to the Aptos Farmers’ Market. They were very quickly drawn to the fulfillment they felt by actually meeting the people who enjoyed their berries. Each year, their farmers’ market operation grew, and before long, they were able to sell their entire crop directly to consumers through markets in Central and Northern California. They love growing a crop that brings much joy to so many people, and look forward to the continued friendships they rekindle each year.
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Caruthers, CA 93609
http://www.tdberries.comCaruthers, Fresno County, CA 200 miles Sandy Well Mark & Kimberly Sorensen own Triple Delight Blueberries and work year-round on the farm. Because blueberry season is so short and busy, they need to hire a crew of 80-100 pickers. The picking crews go through the fields 3-4 times per week because the berries are not all ripe at the same time. Not Certified Organic Triple Delight injects a commercial fertilizer through their drip irrigation system which contains a blend of several minor elements. They use an 80% organic and 20% food grade foliar feed. Hand hoeing, thick mulching Owl boxes, metallic tape for birds. So far, the Sorensens have experienced very little pressure from pests and use no pesticides. 15 acres