M&MBA is the acronym for Maberry and Maberry Berry Assoates.
This association unites the Curt Maberry Farm and Jake Maberry
Packing. These family farms have grown quality berries for nearly
60 years. In addition, they have processed and marketed their
fruit for over 30 years.
Maberry and Maberry Berry Associates (M&MBA) represents
the third and fourth generation berry growing families. The
farming tradition started in 1944 when Leonard E. Maberry, his
wife Blanche and two children, Janice and Jake, moved from Missouri
to Lynden, Washington to join their son, Winfred and wife Kathleen.
Together, Leonard and his son, Winfred, bought a small farm
just south of the Canadian border and farmed their first crop
of strawberries. In 1955, Jake and wife, Money, started their
strawberry farm to follow the family tradition. When Leonard
retired in 1959, Winfred continued to expand the strawberry
farm and added raspberries in 1965. Jake followed suit, adding
raspberries in 1973. Winfred and Jakes sons grew up working
on the respective farms and now own and operate the farms with
the same care and commitment that their fathers and grandfather
When Curt Maberry Farm and Jake Maberry Packing formed Maberry
and Maberry Berry Associates (M&MBA) in 1980, their commitment
to total quality in their fields carried over into their processing
plants. As the market demand increased for their fruit, blueberries
and cranberries were added to their farms. Today, the Maberrys
pride themselves in running some of the best agricultural and
food processing operations in the Northwest.
M&MBA continues to implement the latest in farming and
processing techniques to maintain their pre-eminent position
in the fruit industry.