As farmers markets have increased exponentially in number across the country, what does it take for farmers to prepare for each market event?
In this short video, we filmed a berry farmer, one of the largest direct to market sellers in the area, harvesting fresh fruit berries, and preparing their load for sale at a local farmer’s market. Unger Farms, located in Cornelius, Oregon (about 25 miles west of Portland) grows a variety of berries on 140 acres, including strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and table grapes. As Kathy Unger says in the video, this is but 1 of 17 farmer’s markets that they attend each week during the harvest season. Typically, a season will begin the first week of June, and sometimes last until the end of October.
How’s that for hard work and dedication!
To find out more about Unger Farms, and the berries they grow, check out these related videos we produced last year:
- Growing Fresh Berries for the Farmers Market
- The Albion Strawberry: Everbearing, June through October
Some pictures from their farm: