Mutiny Bay Blues is an organic blueberry farm in Freeland on Whidbey Island, WA. We have been growing Liberty, Duke, Draper, and other mouthwatering varieties since 2011. The farm has 25,000 bushes planted across 20 acres.
Our harvest season is from mid-July through August (occasionally the micro climate of Mutiny Bay takes the season into September). We sell berries, granola, preserves, dried fruit, blueberry tea, and other merchandise at the farm stand. You can also find our products online and at various stores on and off the Island. Local pies made with MBB blueberries are also available all year long.
MBB prides itself on being a family-run farm. Britt is the backbone of the farm. During berry season you can find him on site from dawn to dusk. During the off-season he stays busy thinking up new ways to expand the farm and create an even more sustainable system. Linda is in charge of sales; call her to order your wholesale berries and she will hand-deliver them to you. If you’re lucky enough, she may even show up in our old-school farm truck. Lauren works the farm stand and runs all business operations. Kai is (hard) at work picking and sorting berries during the summer. Savannah is in Alaska saving the world one sled dog at a time, but provides constant feedback on everything blueberry related throughout the year. The Petry family helps manage the farm year-round with day-to-day operations. The farm wouldn’t be what it is today without Ken Petry and his family. During harvest, we employ around 40 people to hand-pick, sort, and package tens of thousands of pounds of berries.
Having grown up picking berries, our family wanted to bring to the island the chance to increase job opportunities and provide a setting for community events. That ranges from providing kids with their first job, giving folks a second job during the summer, and striving toward creating full time careers for people interested in knowing where their food comes from and sharing that with their community.
Farming is hard work, but it is also endlessly rewarding. We love growing high-quality food we can be proud of and enjoy seeing the community respond to it in the same way. We hope to grow berries for years to come and to keep expanding the farm. On top of the annual Bluesberry Festival in July, you should be on the lookout for more events this summer and an increase in product offerings.