Berries from Duris Farm. Courtesy Duris Farm
South Sound and South King County U-pick berry farms
Picha's Berry Farm, Puyallup
Third-generation farmers Dan and Russ Picha continue their family tradition of growing and harvesting some of the juiciest, sweetest berries around. They run a farm in Tacoma and one in Puyallup, both featuring summertime strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. Strawberries are the only U-pick berries, available June to early July. Containers are available.
Find it: 6502 52nd St. E., Puyallup; 253-841-4443
Get pickin’: Strawberries should be ready by early June. Raspberries and blackberries are ready for u-pick in early July. Check for updates on the Facebook page or call to see when they'll be open. Cash and checks only at Tacoma; the Puyallup farm accepts cash, checks and credit/debit cards.
Duris Farm, Puyallup and Kent
Duris Cucumber Farm sells produce and berries at two locations, in Puyallup and Kent, with U-pick now offered at both locations. They also sell green beans, pickling cucumbers, slicing cucumbers, zucchini and yellow squash, and dill.
Find it: 6012 44th St. E., Puyallup; 253-922-7635. Directions to Kent location: Take the Willis Street exit off 167. Go to the corner of Washington Avenue and Frager Road and follow the signs to the field.
Get pickin': Strawberry U-pick will open mid-June. Before you go, be sure to check the Facebook page or call 253-922-7635 for the status of U-pick.