Eden Gate Blueberry Farm

Eden Gate Blueberry Farm was established in 1983, making it WA’s first blueberry Farm. It is situated on the beautiful Nullaki Peninsula located between Albany and Denmark, which provides ideal growing conditions – acidic soil, plenty of water, and pleasant chilly winters.  About 15 different varieties of blueberry are grown, many of them older varieties that are not commonly available elsewhere and which have excellent flavour and sweetness.  The berries are carefully hand picked when perfectly ripe and are transported just a short distance from the farm to the market so they are super fresh for customers.  Fresh blueberries are available over the summer months, with frozen blueberries sold year-round, along with a range of blueberry products, including jam, sauces, muffins and a blueberry liqueur – all made on-site in the farm kitchen.  Eden Gate have also been growing microgreens since 2008, supplying local eateries and the farmers market.  They also make an ever-changing range of pestos using seasonally available ingredients and produce figs and a small selection of other fruits depending on the season.

Prior to life on the farm, Andre worked as a commercial pilot and spent 35 years in the airborne geophysical industry, surveying, working and living in over 45 countries. Amanda was a data processor in the airborne geophysical industry and met Andre while working in Alaska, and the rest as they say, is history.  Andre and Amanda purchased the farm in 2004 and embraced their new life farming blueberries in this beautiful corner of the world.  They utilise an integrated pest management system to control weeds and pests – guinea pigs for the grass and ducks to devour the snails and grasshoppers, with both providing manure for nutrients.  They do not use pesticides as pest insects are taken care of by a multitude of spiders. 

You’ll find Eden Gate Blueberry Farm at Albany Farmers Market every Saturday, rain or shine.  You can also visit the farm from December until February, and enjoy a coffee and a blueberry muffin in their rustic cafe.