The Schmid Family Farm


Interesting Facts About Marionberries & Blueberries


  • Named for Marion County, Oregon where they were first developed
  • Marionberries are a cross between Chehalem and Olallieberry blackberries
  • Marionberries are the most widely cultivated in the world
  • Marionberries are rich in anti oxidants, vitamin A and C.
  • Marionberries are high in phenolic acids, which are anti-carcinogenic agents.
  • Frozen Marionberries are best if they are individually quick frozen which results in healthier fruit because it traps in the nutrients.
  • Marionberries are thought to have superior flavor.


  • There are over 450 varieties of blueberries.
  • A half cup of blueberries has only 45 calories.
  • Blueberries do not ripen once they are picked.
  • Blueberry extract’s most effective use appears to be for improving microcirculation, which helps capillaries to the eyes and the mucous membranes of the digestive and pulmonary systems.
  • Blueberries are the state fruit of New Jersey. Blueberry muffins are the state muffin of Minnesota.
  • Blueberries are high in vitamin C & E.
  • Blueberries are among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity.
  • Blueberries are sodium free and provide a great amount fiber.