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Farms for Berry Picking Around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

Where to pick strawberries, blueberries and raspberries near Seattle

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

Published on: May 31, 2024

Farms for Berry Picking Around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

young girl picking blueberries with a blue bucket
Pick eight different varieties of blueberries at Mountainview Blueberry Farm in Snohomish. Photo: Meredith Charaba

Snohomish and Skagit County blueberry picking

Bow Hill, Bow 

Find it: 15628 Bow Hill Rd. in Bow

When to pick blueberries: Bow Hill typically opens their U-pick season in mid-July with picking on the weekends through August while the berries hold out.

Established in 1947, Bow Hill Blueberries is the site of the oldest family-run blueberry farm in Skagit Valley. The farm specializes in heirloom berries and has over 4,500 bushes that are a combination of Rubel, Stanley, Jersey and Bluecrop. They supply buckets for picking and freezer bags so you can take your berries home. While you’re there, you can also pick up treats like blueberry ice cream and popsicles.

Carpenter Creek Farm, Mount Vernon

Find it: 20177 E. Stackpole Rd. in Mount Vernon

When to pick blueberries: Blueberries usually come in mid-July. Be sure to confirm picking availability on the farm’s website or Facebook page. Cash or check only.

Owned by a family that lives in northeast Seattle, Carpenter Creek is a small blueberry farm located just south of Mount Vernon. Stop in for ready-picked blueberries as well as U-pick. Though the farm is not certified organic, it does not use any pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Bonus: Keep your eyes peeled for red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, bald eagles, tree frogs and other animals.

Valentina Farm, Arlington

Find it: 5628 Grandview Rd. in Arlington

When to pick blueberries: Blueberry season starts in early July. Check the Facebook page or website for more information.

Formerly known as Bryant Blueberry Farm, this farm couldn’t be more kid-friendly. It has a playground, picnic tables and shady spots to sit, rest and eat. Plus, there are farm animals! The farm uses sustainable agricultural methods. Besides blueberries, Valentina Farm offers currants, tayberries and raspberries, as well as blackberries, boysenberries and many berry products.

Mountainview Blueberry Farm, Snohomish

Find it: 7617 E. Lowell Larimer Rd. in Snohomish

When to pick blueberries: The season typically opens in July. Check the website or Facebook page for updates. Buckets provided. They prefer cash but will take cards.

Mountainview Blueberry Farm is nestled against a hillside in the Snohomish River Valley, and on clear days you can see all the way to Mount Baker. Dating back to the 1940s, the farm grows eight varieties of blueberries on nine acres. Blueberry preserves and syrups are available as well. The farm also has a ticketed sunflower festival in the summer with 25 varieties of sunflowers, backdrops ideal for photos and scheduled butterfly releases.

Next: Eastside blueberry picking

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