We purchased the property for our farm in 2007. It was a ten acre weed patch that had been used for a car repair business. With the help of my wife, daughters and grandsons our ten acres were transformed into the Berry & Nut Farm.
I wanted the farm to be unique, so in 2008, to go along with the one nut tree already on the property, some nut trees and nut tree seed were planted.
In 2009, I planted many more nut trees and ordered huckleberry plants. We prepared an area for huckleberry plants but the plants were delayed, and then delayed a second time. Desperately, I went to the freezer, planted frozen huckleberries in the prepared area – nothing. Huckleberry plants finally arrived and were planted. Our farm has since added more nut trees and huckleberry plants. My daughters are very involved, adding lots of flowers and potted plants.
In 2010, the 5 acre property at the Southwest end of Berry & Nut Farm was purchased. This 5 acres has 50 mature fruit trees. Now there are more trees and a bigger vegetable and flower garden.
Our hazelnuts are just starting to produce and should increase nut production each year. The black walnuts, English walnuts and heart-nuts are a few years away from producing nuts. The huckleberry plants are looking good, we hope to see a few berries this summer and hopefully have enough to sell in a couple more years.
Berry & Nut Farm produces fruit, nuts & vegetables. In the summer, our blackberries, blueberries and vegetables are picked and sold at the Farmers Market in Coeur d’Alene and to local businesses. In the Fall, our late blueberries, apples, pears, peaches and vegetables are available to the local community and businesses.
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