Triple Delight Blueberries

Market Days

Products

Contact

559.287.3965

People

Mark and Kimberly Sorensen and their daughters (Johannah, Elizabeth, and Olivia), along with 2 part-time and 30 seasonal employees.

Farmland

20 acres in Caruthers, about 200 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Farm History

Triple Delight Blueberries is a family farm that works hard to grow the best quality and tasting blueberries possible. Mark, a fifth-generation farmer, started as a raisin farmer and in 1996 decided to diversify his business by starting Triple Delight Blueberries. Mark and Kimberly sell most of their blueberry harvest directly to consumers, and every spring the family looks forward to returning to the farmers market to connect with their customers.

Certification

None

Soil

Very sandy soil built up with mulching. Blueberries require acidic soil and the Sorensens create this environment adding acidic amendments and nitrogen through the drip irrigation system.

Water Use

Blueberries require a lot of water. Water is obtained from on-site wells and drip irrigation is powered by electricity.

Weed Control

Herbicides are applied during the blueberry dormant season. During the growing season, the Sorensens weed by hand.

Pest Management

They have almost no pests and use scare deterrents such as flying metalic tape to protect the crops against birds and have installed owl boxes to control the gopher population.

Fun Fact

Triple Delight Blueberries is named for Mark and Kimberly’s three daughters.

Location


Caruthers, California

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Learn More »