About Us

We are a small, veteran-owned farm outside of Tallahassee, Florida in Monticello. We grow blueberries and are working on expanding our fruit and vegetable offerings.

 

We have three u-pick fields with a number of varieties of southern highbush and rabbit-eye blueberries nestled in a backdrop of tupelo swamp and pines.


We have a never ending supply of rewarding hard work around on the farm. Maintaining a naturally grown farm isn't easy.

Scott & Jennifer Steele

We don't use chemicals on the bushes... no pesticides, no herbicides. That means lots of weeding by hand, raking up oak leaves and pine needles for mulch, spreading diatomaceous earth to scare off the berry-eating bugs, and spreading organic fertilizers.

 

We are working towards our Certified Naturally Grown designation. It's a multi-year process, but we'll be there in no time.

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We are also registered with Farmer Veterans Coalition under the Homegrown by Heroes program, and Fresh from Florida.

Scott is a retired Army veteran who grew up on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania. After 27 years in the Army Aviation working on chinooks, Scott wanted a place to retire and see what life threw his way.

 

We moved back to Florida so Jennifer, a Louisiana native with a love of the outdoors, could continue work as a coastal geologist.

We are Scott and Jennifer Steele

Farm History

We purchased the farm from Steve and Rebecca Anderson in 2016 and are continuing the u-pick operation. We are part of the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance and sell through their on-line market during blueberry season.

 

Steve and Rebecca started Myrtle Creek Farm in 2002, but in 2016 were looking for a second retirement.

 

The timing was perfect! We bought the 22-acre farm complete with established blueberry fields in a park-like setting. It may be a lot of work, the reward makes it all worth it.

2184 Tram Road, Monticello, FL 32344

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