Glen started learning about blueberries in the 8th grade working at a family farm in Indiana.  His older brother planted the blueberries, and Glen started working with him in the patch pulling weeds.

In 1966, the blueberry patch in Indiana started producing, and there were more berries than the family could handle.  Glen moved back home to help his brother and mother with the farm, and he learned even more about blueberries.

Year later, after moving to Kentucky and working as a  rural letter carrier, Glen found land for sale in Dexter on the mail route.  It was the opportunity for a dream come true.  Tina, his wife, was reluctant at first and didn't want to sign the deed, but after a "mutual agreement," they bought the land for The Berry Patch.

During the early days, Glen  and Tina grew their own  plants from cuttings off those blueberry plants started in Northern Indiana that Glen helped with growing up.  It seemed that they started The Berry Patch from just twigs.  Together, Glen and Tina picked up the shovel and hoe and started with a few acres of blueberry shrubs.  Within three years, the plants could produce fruit.  And today with the years of patience and love The Berry Patch has matured into the great place it is today.

Along the way as The Berry Patch grew, Americans were told that blueberries were good for them; that they have more antioxidants than 39 other fruits and vegetables.  What news!

Only 1 cup of berries each day will slow down your aging process and reverse the loss of short term memory as we age.  One of the berry pickers, a dietician, explained that the lycopenes in the blueberries protect our hearts and can lower the rate of cancer for everyone.  Now isn't that nice. 

Every year Glen and Tina try to make The Berry Patch better and offer the best quality blueberries.  This year offered 35 different varieties of blueberries, featuring the best quality blueberries and the ideal varieties to grow in our West Kentucky climate.  Because of Glen's boldness in trying new things, don't be surprised to see a few experiments underway in The Berry Patch.  He'll be glad to tell you what's new.

Over the years, so many nice people have come to pick our berries. Glen and Tina welcome children as some of their favorite people who come to see the wonder of blueberries growing in the summer sun.  Grown as purely as possible without chemicals,  these blueberries are some of the best you can find.  They are fun to pick with the anticipation of eating them later!

Glen and Tina's lives have been enriched as they have pursued their passion for blueberries and healthily living.  They hope you will enjoy visiting The Berry Patch and making some new friends, too.


Open Everyday in the Evenings and by appointment  

Middle of June through End of July (approximately)


5119 Radio Road
Dexter, KY 42036


Telephone:   (270) 226-3361 (cell)    or    (270) 437-0074


We'd love to hear from you!



 Our Beloved Southern
Blueberry Cobbler

1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup milk
1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups blueberries

Melt butter in a large baking pan (9"x 13") Mix sugar, flour, milk, and cinnamon together then pour over melted butter.  Spread 2 cups of blueberries over the top of the batter.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until golden and crispy around the edges.

© 2019 Glen & Tina Olson

The Kentucky Berry Patch


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