A road trip for blueberry picking in northwest Washington

A road trip for blueberry picking in northwest Washington

In the vicinity of Tacoma, This farm is located near Tacoma’s Brooklake Connector Trail so that you can stretch your legs along the trail before picking. After walking along the wetland’s shaded path, you’ll come across rows of blueberry plants to pick at no cost. In 2018,, local community organizations came into action to keep the park from being ravaged by blackberries. The rows are maintained today by local community groups. While it’s less essential than other farms listed, It’s also a favorite of locals.

Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm

Larsen Lake is located just east of Bellevue and is ideal for those who do not want to travel away from Seattle. The cost of berries is around $2.50 per pound. However, you’ll need at least 2 pounds (that generally takes around 30 minutes to pick). Larsen Lake is closed on Tuesdays and Mondays and is open earlier so selectors can keep cool. There is also a farm stand, which sells seasonal fruits and flowers.

Woods Creek

Woods Creek sits approximately an hour north of Seattle. It is possible to visit the Woods Creek Farm, Bailey Farm, and Blueberry Blossom Farm all on the same day (or jelly if that’s more your style of canning preference). It takes around 40 minutes total driving to visit the three. For Woods Creek, the blueberries are delicious, and the gardens and grounds are Instagram-worthy because of the beautiful white structures and a large red barn, which are great for photospots. Farms are open seven days a week, from 8.30 am till dusk, and the season continues until the berries have gone.

Bailey Farm

Bailey Farm has operated since 1913, and the pick-your-own-produce season runs from June through October. You may be bored of blueberries at this point, but be aware that the raspberries from Bailey Farm are also to be noticed. The blueberry and the raspberry harvest seasons are similar, though occasionally, they close the fields of raspberries to allow the berries to mature further. Make sure to contact us or go to Bailey Farm’s Bailey Farm website if you plan to pick. Be sure to wear good walking shoes since picking the berries is arduous, and keep an eye on the farms’ pastures, which are dotted with dairy cows.

Blueberry Blossom Farm

Blueberry Blossom Farm Blueberry Blossom Farm is located North of Snohomish. It provides four kinds of blueberries: Dukes, Spartans, Sierras, and Bluecrop. Family members run the two-acre farm, which is ideal for children who want to collect their blueberries because it’s compact and organized. Parents can easily spot children when they are out and about. Farms are closed on Sunday, and the harvest runs from mid-July to around September (check the farm’s website for hours of operation before your visit). Prices per pound are also listed on the site (it’s $2.50 at the time of writing).

Bryant Blueberry Farm and Nursery

One thing I like the most about the farm is that it is around 15 minutes and an hour from Seattle. How well-organized and detailed it is regarding the fruit and when it’s in the season. This helps in choosing when to go and figuring out how to make the most of your berries once you return; pies with local honey, frozen berries, and plants are also on purchase. There are activities for kids and an area for play with jumping pillows, trains, a picnic area, and barn animals. Groups over 15 are asked to make reservations in advance (email, and the farm is closed on Mondays.

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