Farmer Focus: Sturm’s Berry Farm

Sturm Family photosDon Sturm of Sturm’s Berry Farm started farming berries at an early age, under the watchful eyes of his father and grandfather. This third generation berry farmer grows raspberries, black raspberries, red raspberries, Marionberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries on his farm near Corbett, Oregon.

In thinking about his grandfather and how he farmed, Don says that his grandpa would never have thought that today berries would be grown not only for great taste but also for their nutritional benefits. Don is learning how to make the most of our Oregon soil and clean water to produce a berry with the highest nutritional value

Don also uses 21st century technology to make sure folks who want to buy his berries have a way to get them. Sturm’s Berry Farm website features an interactive map of the US so that buyers can compute the shipping on
every order of individually quick frozen berries from Sturm’s
Berry Farm to wherever they live.

Look for Don, his wife Rosie and some of their children at NW Farmer’s
markets like the Parkrose Farmers Market and the Lents Farmers
Market selling their fresh berries and delightful jams and syrups.

When not busy in the fields Don is an avid sportsman who loves to
hunt and fish.

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