100% organically grown blueberries
When we decided to grow blueberries in the rainshadows of the Cascades, we were doing something that hadn’t been done before. On a mission to grow the very best tasting organic blueberries in the world, we used being on the dry side of the state to our advantage. Because we lack the rain on this side of the mountains, we can calculate the water usage and avoid mold and other issues created by too much water that can occur in traditional growing climates.
Rainier’s blueberries are a true testament to our farmers’ innovation, determination, and tenacity. So that’s how it’s always been, 100% organically grown blueberries, grown by one family, in the Washington desert.
Blueberry Nutritional Value
Blueberries are an antioxidant powerhouse; they are naturally low in calories and highly nutritious. In fact, they are of the most nutrient dense berries out there. They’re also high in fiber, Vitamin C & K.
blueberries have one of the
highest concentrations of antioxidants
Blueberry eating tips
To maximize your blueberry-eating experience, follow these simple tips for selecting, handling, storing and preparing fresh blueberries.
Blueberries will keep for about a week but should be enjoyed as soon as possible!
Choose firm, plump blueberries with a dusty white sheen (known as “bloom”). These are the ripest and best tasting.
Blueberries are great fresh or frozen. To preserve their fresh summer flavor, freeze them individually on a cookie sheet before placing them in a bag to prevent them from freezing together in a clump.
Do not wash blueberries until just before you’re going to eat them. They’re very absorbent and will get waterlogged and soggy!
Discard any red or underripe berries, they won’t ripen once they’re picked.
frequently asked questions
Can I tell what variety of blueberries I am eating?
Unlike apples, we do not label what type of blueberries are packed. We grow about 10 different varieties of blueberries. Depending on point in the summer, it will change what kind you’re purchasing.
Where can I find your organic blueberries?
You can find them in multiple retailers through the US and Canada. Remember that blueberries are a truly seasonal crop and are only available during the summer months.
Can I buy blueberries directly from Rainier?
Unfortunately, not at this time. Your best bet is to check with your local retailer for their availability of Rainier blueberries.