Makewood Plantation does not represent just our farm, but our home. Having this convenience, we monitor our property and blueberry plants daily checking the status of their health. Some additional info on our farm follows:
Since Texas weather provides the perfect climate for pests, we do use pesticides to protect our fruit. While we share concerns of excessive pesticide use, we only use pesticides when there is a substantial risk present. When pesticides are applied correctly, they should leave no harmful residues. We only use products that are approved by the FDA for food and produce. Therefore, all our produce is safe to eat right out of the field, and we personally encourage our berries to be eaten right off the bush. In this regard, we maintain a TDA Applicators License and a strict pest management plan.
Though not an approved organic farm, our farm adheres to USDA Good Agricultural and Handling Practices. These practices include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Pest Management
- Field and packinghouse sanitation
- Worker health and hygiene
- Product handling
- Storage and packing
- Product trace-ability
- Training to ensure the highest level of food safety.
In addition to these practices, we use hand harvesting methods and our processing and sorting facility is a registered FDA food facility.
Varieties of blueberries we grow currently:
Alapaha, Vernon, Star, Farthing, and Indigo Crisp
Makewood Plantation is a proud Go Texan member. We provide fresh Texas blueberries to Texans. Grown by Texans for Texans.