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Please note we are not affiliated with another start up farm with a similar name to ours. They do NOT do any of the things described on this website nor are they "Foremost in Quality". Childs Blueberries or Childs Blueberry Farm is what you are looking for!
Sweetest Blueberries On the Planet
Childs Blueberry Farm-Sweetest Blueberries on the Planet
Grown Where the Glaciers Never Touched!
If you like blueberries, I think Childs Blueberries are some of the best. I would put them up against any blueberry on the planet for taste. Studies show that blueberries grown in the right soil with the right climate and the right organic matter, have substantially more nutrients and anti-oxidants than blueberries grown in sand; in fact, blueberries cultivated like ours even have more of the good stuff than the "wild"* blueberries from Maine. Our blueberries are micromanaged on our small family farm unlike the commercial version that is mass marketed or imported from parts unknown and thus we avoid mass spraying by utilizing pheromone traps (an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) technique taught by Cornell University and followed by Childs Blueberries for 30 years) that the organic or conventional multi-region/multi-country farms cannot avoid. I think this makes the Childs Blueberries a whole lot healthier and in many ways, BEYOND ORGANIC.
Hands in the Dirt Farmer, Dan Childs
Dan Childs at a Farmers Market
A HANDS IN THE DIRT FARMER IS A RARE BREED THESE DAYS...MOST ARE TRACTOR JOCKEYS.
The glaciers stopped about 100 feet down the hill from our farm. One mountain range over is Thunder Rocks in Allegany State Park---also left untouched by the glaciers at the top. CHILDS BLUEBERRIES ARE GROWN WHERE THE GLACIERS NEVER HIT MEANING THAT THE SOIL IS PERFECT FOR GROWING BLUEBERRIES thus they are Nutrient Dense--IF WE PLANT CORN, IT GROWS KNEE HIGH. THE GROCERY STORE BERRIES ARE GROWN IN FLATLANDS WITH THE WRONG SOIL THAT HAS BEEN CHEMICALLY ADJUSTED SO BLUEBERRIES WILL GROW BUT THE FLAVOR IS JUST NOT GOOD. IF YOU SEE BLUEBERRIES AND CORN OR POTATOES PLANTED IN THE SAME AREA THEN YOU NEED TO TRY SOME OF OUR BERRIES
Childs Blueberry Farm at 2250 feet is on the highest hill in Humphrey, NY
We have been using Cornell's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Over 30 Years . If we catch a pest in a pheremone trap, we spary once witht the mildest spray available and hopefully nip the problem in the bud, sort of like preventative medicine.
Most farms have killed the microbes in their soil with mass spraying of organic or conventional sprays and without microbes, the plants cannot uptake nutrients from dead soil so it just runs off into the streams, rivers and lakes or pollutes the ground water (see high rates of leukemia in Midwest tied to fertilizer contamination of ground water) doing no good at all.
CHILDS BLUEBERRIES SOIL IS ALIVE AND CAN UPTAKE NUTRIENTS HELPING WITH THE SUPERIOR FLAVOR!
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