Bhavana Berries is a 30+ acre organic blueberry orchard located on the North Fork of Long Island. From July to early September, the farm is open to the public for U-Pick blueberries. In addition to blueberries, we grow organic garlic, shallots, and a variety of other vegetables that are available at our farmstand in front of the farm.
Founded in 2011, Bhavana Berries inherited a sod farm and spent the next 2 years rehabilitating the soil. In 2013, our first blueberry bushes were planted using organic and sustainable agricultural practices. Committed to cultivating a healthy ecosystem for our blueberry bushes, we do all of our weeding and picking by hand and add organic matter to the soil via wood chips and organic fertilizer. By 2016, Bhavana blueberries were certified organic by NOFA-NY. For more information about the standards of NOFA-NY, visit their website nofany.org.
We named our farm after the Sanskrit concept bhavana, meaning the cultivation of mind, body, and spirit. Bhavana Berries are dedicated to cultivating a sustainable blueberry orchard. But to a larger degree, we are dedicated to cultivating a healthy and responsible food community that connects the farm itself to the people who work on the farm everyday to the people who eat the fruit of our labor. We believe that building such a community is not only important for the success of our farm, but also for our society at large. The ancient South Asian concept of bhavana is inextricable from our approach to sustainable, organic farming.
If you are interested in trying our blueberries or other produce, visit us in the summer or look for us at your local Tri-State grocery.