Blueberry Bottom Farm

Organic U-Pick Blueberries and Day-Neutral Strawberries at Blueberry Bottom Farm

Kim AndersonThursday, July 11 | 10 a.m.-Noon


3316 Hwy 78 | Brighton, IA 52540


Kim Andersen | Blueberry Bottom Farm


Kim Andersen’s operation at Blueberry Bottom Farm has seen incredible growth in recent years since planting 5 acres of organic blueberries in 2017. The demand for her fruit and the enthusiasm of her customers has increased steadily, giving Kim the opportunity to learn many production and marketing lessons. From managing crop pests (including furry critters!), to irrigation and variety selection, to issues like what to do when demand exceeds supply and how to communicate clearly about U-pick hours and practices, these lessons have helped Kim successfully grow her business. For the coming season, Kim is branching out from blueberries with day-neutral strawberries and is excited to share what she’s learned about this new venture.


A light lunch will follow the field day.

See & Discuss

  • Establishing and maintaining organic blueberries
  • Pest control methods for blueberries, including OMRI-labeled products and exclusion fencing
  • Running a successful U-pick operation

Location Notes

For drivers coming from the west: Due to construction on state Route 78 west of Brighton, you will need to take an alternate route to reach the farm. Instead of Route 78, take state Route 92 to Washington, then take state Route 1 south to Brighton. Turn east onto Route 78 and continue to Blueberry Bottom Farm.

Farm Info

Website | Facebook | Instagram


  • Iowa Farmers Union
  • Iowa Organic Association
  • Iowa Specialty Crop Growers Association
  • Iowa State University Organic Ag Program
  • OCIA Chapter 1 of Iowa
  • Sustainable Iowa Land Trust
  • Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN)