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Welcome to Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields is a family owned blueberry orchard located in the beautiful Byron hinterland in northern New South Wales, 2 hours south of Brisbane and only 15 minutes from Byron Bay or Ballina. Byron Bay is the most easterly point in Australia and is an extremely popular tourist destination for both national and international tourists.

Otto and Lynette Saeck are the owners of the orchard. We have been growing blueberries in the area for more than 20 years.

Hail Damage - 5 November 2017

We’re sad to report that on Sunday 5 November we were hit by the worst hail storm we’ve experienced in our 30 years farming in this area. Our orchard sustained significant damage to the fruit, blueberry trees, nets and equipment. Sadly, we’ve had to cancel nearly all picking work for the time being.

We’re now in the process of assessing the damage, cleaning up the debris and pruning back the trees. While it looks like we have lost most of the harvest for the season, fortunately there is a small section of the property that was spared the worst of the storm. We hope this section will still fruit for Christmas so we can bring you those delicious sweet berries everyone loves at that time of year.

We’re so grateful for the support and well-wishes we’ve received since the storm ­– it’s what helps keep us going through these difficult times. Farming is a tough life, but it’s a rewarding one when we live in a community like this.

Keep an eye out for us at the markets, we’ll appear from time to time whenever there’s enough fruit to bring down. In the meantime, keep supporting all your local growers.

Xoxo Otto, Lynette and Jascha