Aptos, Monterey and Carmel
Triple Delight Blueberries
Mark and Kimberly Sorensen
P.O Box 206
Caruthers, CA 93609
Established in 1996, the family-run business is located in the San Joaquin Valley just south of Fresno. As fifth-generation raisin farmers, the Sorensens decided to plant five acres of blueberries to diversify their farming operations. The initial plan was to sell their product to a wholesale broker, but in 1998 the Sorensens decided to bring their blueberries to the Aptos market on Saturdays. Having the opportunity to meet people who enjoyed their berries brought a sense of fulfillment to the farmers. Each year, Triple Delight Blueberries expanded its farmers market operation. Before long, the entire crop went directly to the consumers attending farmers markets in both Central and Northern California. Given the short season — just ten weeks from May through July — results in the business attending numerous markets for a brief amount of time.
The Sorensens have since expanded their business, currently growing seven different varieties of blueberries on 20 acres. They thoroughly appreciate their loyal customers who wait patiently for blueberry season to begin each year. They love growing a crop that brings joy to so many people and look forward to the continued friendships they rekindle each year. They take great pride in that Triple Delight Blueberries has become a name you can count on for “straight from the field” freshness and unbelievably flavorful blueberries.
Certification: Monterey, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Yolo, Ventura, Tulare, Marin, Merced, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Alameda, Stanislaus, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo and San Benito counties.
Weed Control: By hand.
Pest Management: The only natural “pest’ that bother blueberries are birds. Metallic tape is used to scare them off. No pesticides are applied.
Water Use: Drip irrigation.
Workers: Three full-time workers; 60 blueberry pickers at peak season.
Fun Fact: Mark and Kimberly Sorensen named their farm after their three “delightful” daughters: Johannah, Elizabeth and Olivia. The daughters are all very involved around the farm and with farmers markets.