Fabulous Family Farm or U-Pick
Winner: Remlinger Farms
Remlinger Farms in Carnation wins again this year. Remlinger is part amusement park, part produce paradise and all fun. Kids can pick berries in the U-pick berry fields and interact with bunnies and goats at the petting zoo. If it all gets too bucolic, get your thrills at the Family Fun Park, with choices ranging from a mini roller coaster to a canoe float ride. In the fall, don’t miss Remlinger’s Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival.
Biringer Farm in Arlington is a Northwest favorite for supplying strawberry shortcake at festivals. But it’s also a top U-pick choice for ParentMap readers who know that strawberries you pick yourself are the best, especially when paired with mazes and games at the farm’s annual Strawberry Fest in June.
A real family working farm, Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm in Snohomish offers a challenging 10-acre corn maze and a 40-acre pumpkin patch every fall. People in the know also rent one of the farm’s 18 fire pits for a night of family fun, knowing that staff builds and maintains the fire for you!
Hugging the banks of the lovely Snohomish River, The Farm at Swan’s Trail is fun for the whole family. Guests enjoy apple picking, a 50-acre pumpkin patch, a corn maze, a petting farm, wagon rides, Farmer Ben’s famous Four Little Pigs Show and an on-site breakfast on weekends.
Another well-loved family farm is Jubilee Farm in Carnation. It doesn’t have a U-pick option, but this organic operation offers a diverse selection of fresh produce and grass-fed and pastured meat. It has a year-round CSA and leads school-group tours three times per year.