We’re berry happy (sorry, that was low-hanging fruit) about local summer produce coming back into season.
Unfortunately, this year’s lingering La Niña has delayed a lot of the berry seasons, but we’re so ready to bring on the blueberries, strawberries, and all the juicy little morsels that grow wild + stain our fingers as we drop them into buckets (or straight into our mouths).
If you’re looking for u-pick berry farms in the Seattle area, we’ve got eight to satisfy your cravings + some info about what’s in season.
🍓 Tis the season
As we mentioned, berry harvests are happening later and they’re smaller than they have been in years past. Be sure to contact each farm to check on weather closures + other updates on what’s available for picking before you go — and don’t forget a cooler for all your berried treasure.
Here’s what the seasons normally look like:
- Strawberries: June-Early July
- Raspberries: Late June-August
- Blackberries: Late June-August
- Blueberries: Late July-September
🍓 The farms
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Bob’s Blueberry Patch | 17403 SE 244th Pl., Kent | Blueberries | The website says crops are looking quite spiffy this year — check the website’s hours before you head on out.
Harvold Berry Farm | 7701 Carnation Duvall Road NE (strawberry field) + 5207 Carnation Duvall Road NE (raspberry field) | Strawberries, raspberries, and sweet corn | This farm is about a 40-minute drive from downtown Seattle, but is still nestled here in King County. Give the two strawberry varieties a taste test for us.
Picha’s Berry Farm | 6502 52nd St. E., Puyallup | Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries | Strawberries are the only berries available for u-pick, but the staff individually inspect each berry in the we-pick baskets to make sure you’re getting that quality, yummy flavor.
Bailey Family Farm | 12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish | Strawberries, raspberries, apples, and vegetables | The 109-year-old farm offers up the normal u-pick berry options, but also allows visitors to pick their own lettuce, kale, snap peas, etc. — a good choice if you’re making a salad.
Bainbridge Island Blueberry Co. | 11056 N. Madison Ave., Bainbridge Island | Blueberries | The company announced that due to a small crop from the cold, rainy spring weather, the farm will be cancelling their blueberry season this year.
Biringer Farm | 21412 59th Ave. NE | Strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, blueberries, and blackberries | The family farm also has tours that include a giant strawberry ride, a trolley ride around the farm, and some educational talks for kids.
Bill’s Berry Farm | 3676 N. County Line Road | Strawberries, cherries, blueberries, and raspberries | This farm is a little of a long drive away, but there’s hot, fresh donuts waiting for you on the other side on Saturdays.
Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm | 700 148th Ave. SE | Blueberries | Grab your u-pick or frozen blueberries and maybe a bouquet of fresh flowers or two.
Duris Farm | 6012 44th St. E., Puyallup | Strawberries and vegetables | This farm started off as a pickling cucumber farm, but it’s since drifted further into the sweeter side of produce.