JD Farms was established in April 2004 by Jeff and Don. We are located near Poplarville, Mississippi. Our story is simple–we both have had agricultural backgrounds (and a love of farming) so we began researching and building our blueberry farm.
As a brief background, Jeff has had many years in marketing, customer service, and in the restaurant industry. Don has had many positions tied to the agriculture industry, so we felt that this would be a good direction for us, and something we both could contribute to and find interest in. Fortunately (for the short term), we both have had other jobs ( just in case our seasons did not yield well for us)–and still have kept our day jobs! We had just finished clearing land on our 49-acre farm when Hurricane Katrina struck landfall in our area! So after several months of grueling clean up–(repairing the house, the barn, removing hundreds of pine trees) (and with lots of prayers), we began the process of planting 20 acres of rabbiteye variety blueberries.
Our blueberries are naturally grown (with a little nutritional supplementation). The soil around South Mississippi is ideal for growing blueberries, and with the right amount of drip irrigation, our blueberry plants grow quite well! We are stewards of the land, so we use minimal to no chemicals on the blueberry plants. With that said, however, we do not claim to be and do not profess to be organic at this point!