Meet Kevin Duyck
Kevin DuyckKevin Duyck Farms
Kevin Duyck, a 3rd generation Oregon-born farmer, heads up Kevin Duyck Farms in Washington County working alongside his wife Carrie, a former nurse, and sons Cole and Drew. Together, they farm 450 acres including 30 acres of Obsidian blackberries and 36 acres of Black Diamond blackberries in addition to fields of blueberries, rhubarb, and grass seed.
Kevin aspired to the farming life from a young age having grown up on the Oregon family farm his grandparents purchased in 1907. To prepare himself for the tasks ahead, he studied diesel mechanics in college to ensure he had the skills in place to fix tractors and the other equipment which helps a farm to run smoothly. His first foray into farming was alongside his brothers, but in 1992 he decided to go out on his own and purchased 200 acres of land planted with a variety of crops. Based on his parent’s success farming blackberries, and the premium price they delivered as a crop, Kevin first added 11 acres of Obsidian blackberries into the mix, and expanded further through the years, increasing both variety (with the addition of Black Diamond blackberries) and acreage.
From those first days of farming with his brothers, to successfully establishing Kevin Duyck Farms in the early 90s with his young family alongside him, Kevin has thrived as a family-focused Oregon blackberry farmer. Married to Carrie for 39 years, they have 4 children, and 7 lucky grandchildren who get to experience the joy of Oregon farm life as he did on his own grandparents farm.
When he’s not farming, you can find Kevin exploring the US on a road trip, camping in the great outdoors, or enjoying nature with Carrie on their side-by-side.
Obsidian Blackberries and Black Diamond Blackberries