Property ID: 7969
For Lease
Number of Acres: 5
Location: Federal Way/Auburn, Wa.
Land Description:
Name: Higher Taste Blueberry Farm, previously known as Lake Dolloff Blueberry Farm. Well known, popular farm, in business 68 years, and always organic. Beautiful, 5 acre Lakefront farm (350' of lakefront footage!) w/ 2,100 blueberry bushes, 8 different varieties and sizes of early-mid & late season blueberries, covering the whole span of the blueberry season. A couple of picnic tables to picnic! A couple of boats, too! Lake is naturally spring-fed and pristine clean!
I am looking for someone who would be interested in taking over the care of the farm at a no-cost lease and all proceeds from the berry sales can be kept as well as a share of organic honey proceeds from the sale of honey brought in by a super popular, local bee keeper. No work to do on the honey, just sell at the stand!
Choose your length of lease desired, whether just for this summer season or for multiple seasons/years. Farm mainly a u-pick farm but have also sold some pre-picked, and besides the selling of the berries there would be work removing weeds (manually) from bushes, trimming of bushes, weed eating, and mowing, although I can help with mowing if needed. I can also provide any training needed for the running of the farm if you like. Farm must be kept organic, no sprays or pesticides.
Plants need no watering ever as the farm is on a peat bog so ground water right underneath which in turn also provides a beautiful, rich, black soil that never needs fertilizing! Has a reputation for being the best tasting blueberry farm around on account of the water and soil! Hence it's name, Higher Taste :) Everyone loves this farm!!!
Great, convenient location on border of Auburn and Federal Way.
Current Uses:
  • Currently Farmed Organic Practices
Past Uses:
  • Farmed Certified Organic
  • Farmed Organic Practices
Farm Business Activities Allowed:
  • CSA/Direct Market
  • Wholesale
  • Farm Stand
Types of Farming Allowed:
  • Organic
Land
Organic Ready: Yes
Sun Exposure: Full
Is your land conserved?: No
Housing
Landowner Lives Onsite: No
Housing: No
Infrastructure
Fenced: Yes
Fenced: Yes
Equipment:Yes
  • Other
Some pruning & weeding tools. Picking buckets and weighing scale.
Storage: Yes
Electricity: Yes
Road Access: Yes
Heavy Equipment Access: No
Water
Water Rights: Don't Know
Water Source: Municipal
Floodplain: Yes