Glen started learning about
blueberries in the 8th
grade working at a family farm in Indiana. His older brother
planted the blueberries, and Glen started working with him in the
patch pulling weeds.
In 1966, the blueberry patch in Indiana started producing, and
there were more berries than the family could handle. Glen
moved back home to help his brother and mother with the farm, and he
learned even more about blueberries.
Year later, after moving to Kentucky and working as a
letter carrier, Glen found land for sale in Dexter on the mail
route. It was the opportunity for a dream come true.
Tina, his wife, was reluctant at first and didn't want to sign the
deed, but after a "mutual agreement," they bought the land
for The Berry Patch.
During the early days, Glen
and Tina grew their
own plants from cuttings off those blueberry plants started in
Northern Indiana that Glen helped with growing up.
It seemed that they started The Berry Patch from just twigs.
Together, Glen and Tina picked up the shovel and hoe and
started with a few acres of blueberry shrubs.
Within three years, the plants could produce fruit. And
today with the years of patience and love The Berry Patch has
matured into the great place it is today.
way as The
Berry Patch grew, Americans were told that blueberries were good for
them; that they have more antioxidants than 39 other fruits and
vegetables. What news!
Only 1 cup of berries each day will slow down
your aging process and reverse the loss of short term memory as we
age. One of the berry
pickers, a dietician, explained that the lycopenes in the
blueberries protect our hearts and can lower the rate of cancer for
everyone. Now isn't
Every year Glen and Tina try to make The Berry
Patch better and offer the best quality blueberries.
This year offered 35 different varieties of blueberries,
featuring the best quality blueberries and the ideal varieties to
grow in our West Kentucky climate. Because of Glen's boldness
in trying new things, don't be surprised to see a few experiments
underway in The Berry Patch. He'll be glad to tell you what's
Over the years, so many
nice people have come to pick our berries.
Glen and Tina welcome children as some of their favorite people who
come to see the wonder of blueberries growing in the summer
sun. Grown as purely as possible without chemicals,
these blueberries are some of the best you can find. They are fun
to pick with the anticipation of eating them later!
Glen and Tina's lives have been enriched as they
pursued their passion for blueberries and healthily living.
They hope you will enjoy visiting The Berry Patch and making some
new friends, too.