( Courtesy Homegrown Organic Farms )

Homegrown Organic Farms has received Bee Better certification for Oregon blueberries.

“This certification recognizes the cultural practices these farms have adopted to protect bees and other pollinators and demonstrates the conversation-mindedness of the company and the farmers the company represents,” according to a news release.

The Bee Better Certification was developed by the Xerces Society to promote pollinator conservation.

“Being in the organic fruit business, we are very aware of how much our crops rely on bees,” Scott Mabs, Homegrown Organic Farms CEO, said in the release. “Going through this certification was just one of the ways we are working to care for our land and environment and ultimately ensure the sustainability of our farms long-term.”

Homegrown’s organic blueberries are available through September, and the Bee Better Certified blueberries will be packaged with the Bee Better seal.

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