The Duyvesteyn's have a long tradition of farming in their family, starting with a hobby & vegetable farm, then farming flowers, and now berries. Coming to Powell River in 2006 was the start of an adventure, and in 2008 their berry farm was a labour of love fuelled by a connection to the earth, to growing things, and to the uniqueness of Powell River and the Sunshine Coast. Coast Berry Company is a dream realized, providing a rich bounty of locally grown strawberries and blueberries to the local region.
With 45 acres of picturesque land on Nassichuk Road, south of Powell River, Coast Berry Company is currently growing 35,000 blueberry plants of the early, mid, and late variety over an area of 25 acres, and 1 acre of ever bearing strawberries with 30,000 plants.
“Our goal is to grow quality fruit for Powell River and the Sunshine Coast," says owner Roger Duyvesteyn. Since 2008, Coast Berry Company has undergone enormous expansion, with three greenhouses, a processing and packing facility on site, as well as storage. And starting in 2017 Coast Berry Co. has begun to press their own blueberry juice; just pure blueberries that carry the sweet and tart taste of nature's gifts.
For over ten years we have been supporting local grocery stores and markets with our fresh and frozen product. The Duyvesteyn's can't thank Powell River and the Sunshine Coast enough for all of their support for local and sustainable farming.