Based on the edge of Dartmoor, in the beautiful Devon village of Lustleigh, we are Nick and Toby Hewison, aka The Blueberry Brothers!
We started growing blueberries in 2005 under the name 'Yonder Berries' (the field we grow the blueberries in is called Yonder, hence the name of our beer, Blue Yonder). You can read more about our Dartmoor grown blueberries below.
We now have a range of products which includes beer, chocolate, jam as well as delicious baked goods such as brownies and muffins. We work with local bakeries, breweries and confectioners to ensure that our products are of the highest quality (and are absolutely delicious!).
Our jams and chutney have proved particularly popular by winning Silver and Platinum Taste of the West awards, and most recently our Blueberry Chutney was one of only 25 products selected by Marks & Spencer for their unique range of branded artisan products. You can find the nearest M & S store stocking our chutney here.
Yonder Berries and The Blueberry Brothers are members of Food and Drink Devon. Visit our profile page here and find out more about local produce.
Yonder Berries is the name we gave our company when we started growing blueberries in 2005. The field we grow the blueberries in is called Yonder.
We have nearly 700 blueberry bushes. This may seem plenty but in commercial terms it is tiny. The farmers that supply UK supermarkets have anywhere between 10,000 to over 50,000 bushes.
Our bushes give us only enough berries to sell to local shops and restaurants for the picking season between July and September. As the bushes mature the yield of berries from each bush is gradually increasing.
We do no use any pesticides or chemicals. In 2008 Trading Standards tested our blueberries and confirmed the absence of any pesticides or herbicides.
For more information download our soil test analysis certificate here.
The biggest potential pest is from birds. We net the entire crop of blueberries, and for irrigation we used stored rainwater. If you have any questions about growing blueberries please do not hesitate to get in touch.