Dave Martin Farms
Growing together since 2009
February 5, 2022
Oregon Blueberry x Dave Martin Farms
Name: Dave Martin Farms
Location: Salem, OR
Years Established: 2004, First blueberries grown in 2011.
Blueberry Varieties Grown: Duke & Calypso
Q&A with Dave Martin
Q: How long have you worked with Oregon Blueberry?
A: In my old, side life I was a crop advisor. So I’ve worked with Oregon Blueberry for 25 or 28 years.
Q: What do you like most about working with Oregon Blueberry?
A: What I can appreciate is that they’re authentic when you talk varieties or genetics. When you discuss the pros and cons of those varieties you won’t be surprised at all by how they react in the field because they’re very transparent in that regard.
Being a crop advisor, I’ve studied other blueberry farms for almost 30 years and I’ve seen a lot of it done right and not so right. With [Oregon Blueberry] being authentic and being helpful, I’ve found them to be vital to our success.
Q: What sets Oregon Blueberry apart in the industry in terms of their customer service?
Being authentic and being transparent as far as their variety selection. Being able to fit what they have to offer to your specific farm.
Q: What sets Oregon Blueberry apart in the industry in terms of the quality of their product?
A: It’s five stars. Very solid.
Q: What is the best tip you’ve received from Oregon Blueberry?
A: The best tip is when we talk about fertigation or fertilizer, and how much the plant can take to be successful. [Being] able to push it to a degree to where it’s profitable but you’re not overdoing it. I like that a lot and I like the discussions we have about … how to set the plant up successfully for the spring regrowth.
Q: What do you think your partnership with Oregon Blueberry will look like in the future?
A: We would love to be able to expand. There’s no way I would think about expanding without the varieties and the background and the relationship with Oregon Blueberry, by any means. I don’t think I could be successful without having those guys helping me along the way.
“What I can appreciate is that they’re authentic when you talk varieties or genetics. When you discuss the pros and cons of those varieties you won’t be surprised at all by how they react in the field because they’re very transparent in that regard.”