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Juicy berry-picking farms near Seattle

Here’s where to find that berried treasure in the Seattle area.

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You can’t tell us that freshly picked berries don’t make the best snacks.

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We’re berry happy that picking season is here — sorry, that was low-hanging fruit.

If you’re looking for u-pick berry farms in the Seattle area, we’ve got several to satisfy your cravings — along with information about when certain berries are in season and what you should expect if its your first time in the fields.

🍓 It’s that time of the seed-son

Because of our generally mild climate, Western Washington gets all sorts of fresh fruit throughout summer. Here’s when you can expect to see the ripest kinds of berries.

  • Strawberries: June
  • Blackberries: Late June to August
  • Raspberries: Late June to August
  • Blueberries: Mid-July to early September

Seasonal conditions like average rainfall and temperatures can affect when these berries start ripening. A cold and rainy spring often pushes back these seasons by several weeks.

🍓 How to prepare

If this is your first time going berry picking, you‘ll delighted to know that there’s not much you need to do beforehand — just check your local farm’s social media page or website for updates. But here are our tips for creating an optimal experience:

  • Make good friends with your favorite farm’s social media page. They’ll typically post updates about crop readiness as each of these seasons approach.
  • Wear sunscreen and a brimmed hat. Most farm visits may have you out in direct sun for 1-2 hours.
  • Be ready to take your fruit straight home after your farm visit so it doesn’t get cooked in your car — or bring coolers for protecting the fruits of your labor.
  • Bring cash. Many farms do accept credit/debit cards these days, but its always good to have on hand.

🍓 Multi-crop farms

Lots of local farms don’t specialize in one type of crop. You may be able to pick your own veggies along with your berries or return to the same farm for different kinds of produce throughout the year.

Schuh Farms | 15565 WA-536, Mt. Vernon

  • Grows: Seven kinds of berries, stone fruit, corn, pumpkins, and Christmas trees
  • Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Extras: This 60-year-old farm also sells pies, milkshakes, and flower bouquets.

Harvold Berry Farm | 5207 Carnation Duvall Rd. NE, Carnation

  • Grows: Strawberries, raspberries, cucumbers, squash, corn, green beans, sunflowers
  • Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (hours may vary)

Bailey Family Farm | 12711 Springhetti Rd., Snohomish

  • Grows: Strawberries, raspberries, potatoes, herbs, cabbages, pumpkins, apples
  • Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Biringer Farm | 21412 59th Ave. NE, Arlington

  • Grows: Strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, blackberries, blackcaps, and blueberries
  • Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Extra: The family farm also has tours that include a giant strawberry ride, trolley transportation around the farm, and some educational talks for kids.

Duris Farm | 6012 44th St. E., Puyallup

  • Grows: Strawberries, marionberries, raspberries, and vegetables
  • Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (hours may vary)
  • Extra: Keep an eye out for other baked goods for sale.

Remlinger Farms | 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation

  • Grows: Strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins
  • Hours: Hours vary — check out the farm’s calendar or give them a call at (425) 333-4135
  • Extra: This farm doubles as a theme park with outdoor concerts, a brewery + cafe, rides, an arcade, and more.

🍓 Specialty farms

Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm | 700 148th Ave. SE, Bellevue

  • Grows: Blueberries
  • Hours: Hours vary
  • Extra: Grab your u-pick and maybe a bouquet of fresh flowers or two

Bob’s Blueberry Patch | 17403 SE 244th Pl., Kent

  • Grows: Blueberries
  • Hours: Hours vary

Bow Hill Blueberries | 15628 Bow Hill Rd., Bow

  • Grows: Blueberries
  • Hours: Hours vary
  • Extra: Pick up jams, salad dressings, and juice while you’re here.

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