Whitewater Ranch, LLC is a family partnership that was purchased the ranch in the mid 1980's. The ranch had previously been a cattle ranch, dairy ranch and crops such as carrots and wheat were also farmed.
Christmas trees and timber were farmed until the early 2000's when blueberries were planted.
Whitewater Ranch was managed from 1990 - 2018 by Lorin Zastoupil and his wife Mary Alice. Lorin was born in Silverton, Oregon and raised Christmas trees in Wisconsin before joining Whitewater Ranch in 1990. Lorin's farming experience and insight helped develop the ranch into a state of the art blueberry facility and managed forest. Lorin was friends with everyone on the McKenzie River. He always saw the glass half full. His passing in early 2018 was untimely and we are all better for knowing him.
Whitewater Ranch is now managed by Seth Morgan. Seth was born and raised in Leaburg, Oregon and also manages Spring Creek Holly Farm. With 87 acres of certified organic blueberries in production Whitewater Ranch is the largest organic blueberry grower in the McKenzie River Valley.
90255 Fish Hatchery Road,Leaburg, Oregon 97489