Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Organic Rabbiteye Blueberries in this Delightful Agricultural Experience #ft1000089
- Visit a blueberry farm and learn about organic agriculture in Japan
- All you can eat blueberries! Try 10 different varieties - can you tell them apart?
- Take home a jar of homemade blueberry jam, and a punnet of fresh blueberries!
2 hour total
1 〜 15
My name is Masao Shingyoji. I was raised in a farming family, and when I retired from working life, I decided to return to agriculture. I chose to grow blueberries because they’re excellent for health (both mine and everybody’s). I like feeling connected to the land and harnessing my 40+ years of agricultural heritage, and I take the stewardship of the land very seriously.
Using organic composting methods and local waste products (peanut husks), I cultivate my blueberries without chemical fertilisers, herbicides, fungicides or insecticide sprays. This ensures true health for the land and the blueberries themselves, not to mention the people who eat them.
I manage all the fields myself — the largest plantation has 30 varieties, and about 1,500 plants. I’ve opened my blueberry experience up from June to August, during the harvesting season, because it’s a lot for one person to do, and I like to help interested, enthusiastic people gather insights into the life of farmers as well as the benefits of blueberries.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Learn about organic agriculture, and fill your belly with delicious blueberries, amidst beautiful natural surroundings bordered by mountains in Higashi, Chiba Prefecture. Eat all you can, and sample 10 different varieties of “Rabbiteye" blueberries (did you know there were so many different kinds?). Learn about how they grow, what soil conditions they prefer, as well as the natural land management system that helps them, and the surrounding environment, to thrive. Take home a jar of delicious blueberry jam, and some fresh blueberries, too. It’s fun for the whole family, and since there are no chemicals used, it’s safe! The experience will be held, (light) rain or shine. Stuff yourself with delicious berries right off the plants, and take some home to savour — you can actually taste the sunshine. Delicious!
1 〜 15
Available Rain or Shine
We are unable to refund cancellations made after 12:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.
Some fresh blueberries and jam to take home.
Things to bring
Please bring an umbrella if rain is forecast.
Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.