The Fujii Family has been farming along the Columbia River in Troutdale, Oregon since 1943 providing the west coast with some of Oregon's finest berries. The third generation farm is carried on by Ray Fujii; raising 150 acres of Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, and Blackberries.
The berries are sold direct to you at our farm market stands and some farmers markets. Otherwise the majority of our berries are sold to you indirectly, through major commercial grocery chains.
We value your safety along with the food industry, so to better monitor ourselves we have the USDA audit us annually. Our passing scores have certified us GAP & GHP. ( Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices )
James Mamoru Fujii died peacefully Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, 2013, at age 87. Jim was born May 28, 1926 into a large Japanese immigrant farming family in Troutdale, where he lived his entire life. His father Bukichi "Ben" came to Troutdale from Japan in 1905, followed by his mother, Yoshino (Yamakado). Jim inherited the courage and fortitude required of his parents to succeed and persevere as pioneers in their new home. All of the Fujii kids attended Troutdale elementary and worked on the farm. That life was interrupted by the Second World War. While most west coast Japanese citizens were interned, Jim's father moved the family to a farm labor tent camp in Nyssa, Ore., where they lived for the duration of the war. This allowed the family to work and the boys to attend Nyssa High, where Jim played third base on a state championship baseball team. Thus began his lifelong fascination with sports. Following the war, Jim and his family moved back to Troutdale and faced the struggles of Japanese families returning home. Jim was always grateful for the leadership of several members of the Troutdale Gresham community who helped ease those tensions and welcomed them back. When he came of age at the end of the war, Jim joined the U.S. Army and served in Germany. After his service, Jim returned to Troutdale, attended Oregon State University and eventually began independently farming. He married Susie "Jinx" Tamiyasu, the daughter of a prominent Portland Japanese family. Jinx's mother the owner of New Tokyo restaurant and father a leader in the Portland Japanese community and Buddhist church. A lifetime of early mornings, hard work and grit revealed Jim as a dynamic businessman and highly successful berry farmer. At his peak, Jim was one of the largest raspberry farmers in the U.S. With that success, Fujii Farms became an icon in the Gresham Troutdale community, with a large number of the next generation of Portland area kids having memories of picking berries at Fujii Farms. Jim supported a wide variety of community organizations, from little league to the Portland Buddhist church. Jim is survived by his brothers. Ed and Tom; sister, Kimi Yamada; daughters, Twinkle Zahniser, Jill Reilly and Patti; sons, Ray and Ron; grandchildren, Rachael and Kelby Fujii and Bailey and Nicholas Zahniser. Fujii Farms survives under the leadership of son Ray. In recent years Jim battled dementia, but over the course of his life, Jim did little half way. He worked hard, played hard. No stranger to mischief, laughter was always close at hand. He was a unique, larger than life character and is immensely missed by his family. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Oregon Buddhist Temple, 3720 S.E. 34th Ave., Portland, OR 97202. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm Market Stand
Closed for the season reopenning around
We grow all of the berries within a four mile radius of our produce stands. We will also be growing a few vegetables ie, beans, corn, cukes, heirloom tomatoes...
You will be able to get our berries picked fresh daily at our farm Market stand at 242nd & Glisan. Our 272nd & Stark location will be openning soon. On Saturdays we will be at
St Johns farmers Markets Hollywoods farmers market and at The Sunnyside famers market.
Tuesday is a 10% discount off for all Seniors 62