Oregon Blueberry Industry
The Oregon blueberry industry has experienced more than 100 percent growth in less than ten years, going from fewer than 20 million pounds of blueberries harvested in the late 1990s to nearly 40 million pounds in recent harvests.
Fresh Oregon blueberries are a hot commodity these days for many reasons, incredible taste, the highest quality and peerless nutritional value being just a few.
Oregon growers routinely realize the highest crop yields per acre compared to any other state, an estimated 9,000 pounds per acre. Ranging from large operations that ship their crop to both national and international buyers to small family farms with less than ten acres offering on-farm sales, the 300 Oregon Blueberry growers know a good thing when they see it.