Community, Health and Wellness, Springfield

Blueberries a plentiful harvest in Willamette Valley

Beautiful blueberries ready to be picked at Adkins Blueberry Farm.

They’re round. They’re sweet. They’re good for your health and for the local economy.

With the blueberry season in full swing, Oregon nearly leads the pack of production harvest nationwide.

Next to Washington, Oregon is second in the nation for blueberry production, with a harvest potential of 170 million pounds and an estimated annual economic impact of over $375 million, according to the Oregon Blueberry Commission.

From statewide operations shipping crops worldwide to small family farms operating u-picks and fundraising festivals, each blueberry harvest . . .