Wild & Beautiful

Farm Happenings

Certified Organic Apple SALE! 20-40% off PYO and 25% off Already Picked Pecks and larger

Frozen blueberries and frozen apple cider also available

Our Farm

Stepping onto Blue Vista Farm is like arriving into a different time.

A time without schedules or devices or distractions. Where we are mindfully connected to the land that feeds and nourishes our bodies and spirits. Our farm overlooks Lake Superior on a remote peninsula, blanketed by a tapestry of forests and water. On endless summer days, it is caressed by cooling breezes that travel across the Great Lake to greet us. It is remote and wild and beautiful.

Our Farmhouse

Liam Picking Fruit

The name Blue Vista derives from the Lake, sky, fields of ripening blueberries, peace and serenity.

Our passion for the health of our land and all its legged and winged residents inspires us to manage the farm sustainably. We use compost, green manures, and natural organic fertilizers to cultivate healthy, rich soil. We monitor for insects and disease pests to improve the efficacy and safety of our all organic sprays and pest control strategies.

Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.
-Chief Seattle

Since we became stewards of this land in 1988, we have planted six acres of blueberries, five acres of raspberries, and over 1,500 apple trees. Our fruit fields are designed and arranged with your experience in mind. It’s an easy stroll from our centrally-located barn retail shop to the picking fields. And if you don’t have time for pick-your-own, we offer lovingly gathered fruit for purchase in our shop.

Pick Your Own Goodness

In Season Now

Apples and Fall Raspberries

What can you pick?

You can begin filling your freezers with Summer’s first red, ripe raspberries in early July. Blueberry and apple seasons follow, offering fresh fruit for you to pick through mid-October.

Eco-grown Raspberries

Our raspberries are eco-grown, using only organic insecticides. All of our plantings are caned annually to reduce disease incidence and spray requirements, while increasing fruit size and quality. We monitor our plantings daily and only apply sprays when pest levels will have a serious economic impact and even then, only well before fruit maturity. Our varieties include Killarney, Prelude, Nova, and Royalty.

Our raspberries are available from early July through mid-August.

Raspberries

Certified Organic Blueberries

We grow our organic blueberries using 100% organic production techniques certified by MOSA. All our blueberry varieties are a cross between ‘cultivated’ highbush and ‘wild’ low-bush plant varieties. The results are ‘half highs’ which combine the intense fruit flavors associated with wild plants with the larger fruit size and plant stature of highbush plants. Our varieties include, Northblue, Northcountry, Northland, Patriot, Duke, and Chippewa.

Our organic blueberries are available late-July through Labor Day.

Everything Real is given and received in silence.

– Meher Baba

Conventional Blueberries

We manage our conventional blueberry fields with judicious use of conventional chemicals. During harvest we only spray the fruit with organic materials, but the use of an herbicide in early Spring and a fungicide before and shortly after bloom makes them ineligible for organic certification.

Our conventional blueberries are available late-July through Labor Day.

Certified Organic Apples

We grow our apples using 100% organic production techniques certified by MOSA.  Many of our apples are grown on a wire trellis spaced very close together on dwarf trees, which means easier picking and higher quality fruit for you. Once harvest begins we start pressing cider using a blend of varieties combined with Whitney crab apples for a refreshing and full-flavored cider.  Our varieties include Cortland, Gala, Liberty, Red Free, Zestar, Sweet 16, and Honeycrisp.

Our organic apples are available from early-September through mid-October

This Season

Our Philosophy

During these days of burgeoning large scale factory farms, small, sustainable local farms are becoming more and more of a rarity.

Because we firmly believe that small farms and locally produced food are critical for the ecological, economic, and personal health and viability of our communities, we have sold the development rights to our farm to the Bayfield Regional Conservancy and the Town of Bayfield, resulting in a place that is permanently protected from development.