Sam Dhaliwal immigrated from the great state of Punjab, India, home to some of the most fertile soils in the world, to Vancouver, BC, Canada where he first stepped foot on March 21, 1973. While growing berries was the furthest idea in his mind at the time, farming has always been in his blood. Sam purchased his first 10 acres in 1977 in Abbotsford, BC and planted raspberries which laid the foundation for where we are today.
Over the next 10 years, Sam experimented with several other crops (brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, and strawberries), but it seemed raspberries is what he enjoyed the most. During the same period, land use issues in the ever growing Fraser Valley, resulted in Sam selling his land and deciding to move his operation to Washington State. Sam planted his first 35 acres of Raspberries in Washington in the Spring of 1987 and year after year he continued to acquire more acreage and planting more raspberries, as well as, blueberries. In 2004 a fruit processing facility was added to the operation and at that time, here at Samson Farm's LLC, Sam had 225 acres of raspberries, and 80 acres of blueberries.
As the years went by the farm continued to grow, and in 2011, Sam's son Rob started to take over the responsibilities of running Samson Farm's LLC. Growing up on the farm Rob has always been exposed to the hard work ethic Sam has demonstrated. Our company now has almost 300 acres of raspberries, 135 acres of blueberries and 40 acres of black currants in full production. The processing plant has also grown in size as well as technologically. The most recent addition to the processing plant is the IQF line, enabling Samson Farms, LLC to package high quality fruit for the consumers.