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Best U-Pick Berry Farms Around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

Where to pick strawberries, raspberries and blueberries near Seattle

Writer author Allison Holm and family on a ferry in Puget Sound

Published on: July 15, 2023

Best U-Pick Berry Farms Around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

Ride the Jolly Trolley out to the Biringer Farms picking fields. Credit: Elisa Murray

Snohomish and Skagit County U-pick berry farms

Swans Trail Farms, Snohomish

This farm is well known for its fun fall festivities around the pumpkin patch, but don’t miss its strawberry game. Snag your tickets for its Baby Animals and Berries fest the weekends of June 10–11, 17–18 and 24–25. Paid admission is not required to access the U-pick fields only; the festival includes visiting baby animals and all kinds of other kiddie farm fun. As the season continues, check the website or Facebook page for daily picking status.

Find it: 7301 Rivershore Rd., Snohomish; 425-334-4124

Get pickin’: The U-pick fields are open for the season, but be sure to check the website and Facebook for daily status and closures. 

Bailey Family Farm, Snohomish

This family farm has been offering U-pick produce since 1986! The fifth generation of the Bailey family currently farms 400 acres, 40 of which are devoted to U-pick.

Find it:12711 Springhetti Rd., Snohomish; 360-568-8826

Get pickin’: Bailey Farm is open for U-pick strawberries and raspberries! Check the website or Facebook page for daily status before heading out.

Biringer Farm, Arlington

Operating since 1938, Biringer Farm is a family favorite, with a small playground (including a climb-on tractor) that kids will love to play on before and after picking. They’ll also love riding the Jolly Trolley out to the berry fields, where they can pick to their heart’s content. After picking, picnic near the historic barn, or shop the market for slicers (containers of fresh sliced and sugared strawberries that come ready to eat and freeze) and local honey. The farm has added raspberries, tayberries, blueberries and blackberries to its U-pick lineup as well. Check the website or Facebook for opening dates of each crop.

Find it: 21412 59th Ave. N.E., Arlington; 425-259-0255

Get pickin’: Strawberry, raspberries and tayberries U-pick are open now. Be sure to check the website for update. (tayberries are a cross between blackberries and raspberries) are typically available for U-pick by end of June. Blueberries come on in July. Biringer accepts cash and credit cards. Typically the farm is open daily 9 a.m.–4 p.m., but check the website or Facebook page or call the berry line at 425-259-0255 before you go.

Schuh Farms, Mount Vernon

Second-generation farmers Steve and Susan Schuh have been selling U-pick berries for three decades. They grow strawberries, raspberries and tayberries (a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry) as well as cherries. The 500-acre farm includes a 100-year-old home, barn and henhouse (complete with goats and chickens)! Their fresh produce is available at local farmers markets around the Seattle area, and the little retail shop offers tasty treats such as raspberry honey and tayberry jam. Tip: Grandma Schuh’s cinnamon rolls are amazing!

Find it: 15565 State Rte. 536, Mount Vernon; 360-424-6982

Get pickin’: The family and crew are watching the fields and a U-pick opening date has yet to be announced. Check the farm’s Facebook page or call for updates. This farm accepts Visa and Mastercard as well as cash.

Willie Green’s Organic Farm, Snohomish

This 65-acre family-owned organic farm near Monroe sells all kinds of veggies and berries at farmers markets throughout the Seattle area. Willie and company are busy in the fields and haven’t updated the farm’s Facebook page for this season; check back for day-by-day status!

Find it: 19501 Tualco Rd., Monroe; 206-390-7929

Get pickin’: U-pick strawberry and raspberry season is opened. Hours and days they are open vary, be sure to check Facebook before heading out. Head to the farm in July and beyond for raspberries, blueberries and mulberries. Check the Facebook page for the latest updates!

Bolles Organic Berry Farm, Monroe

Founded in 1997, Bolles Farm is one of the few Washington state certified-organic berry farms around, offering a variety of raspberries, strawberries and blueberries (as well as honey). It’s a small farm, so be sure to check ahead to make sure U-pick is happening and they have berries left. Combine it with a trip to The Reptile Zoo, just up the road. 

Find it: 17930 Tualco Loop Rd., Monroe; 360-805-1980

Get pickin’: Strawberries are back this year! They are aiming for a mid-June opening, check the Facebook page for daily updates. Bolles Farm accepts cash, checks and debit/credit cards.

The Rodale Institute Pacific Northwest Organic Center at Cascadian Farm, Skagit Valley 

The Cascadian Farm sits on 90 acres in eastern Skagit Valley and has been in continuous organic farming practices for over 50 years. The Rodale Institute has made this farm the base of operations for researching best organic practices. It will serve as a regional resource for farmers interested in using organic practices and advancing a regenerative organic future. 

Find it: 55931 State Route 20, Rockport; 564-900-0190

Get pickin': U-pick fields are open! Strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry fields will be open on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. during the growing season, which will run from June–August, dependent on crop availability. Be sure to check the website before heading out. Sign-up for the farm's e-newsletter for up-to-date u-pick information.  

Next: Eastside-area berry farms

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