Best U-Pick Berry Farms Around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound
The goods at Henna Blueberry Farm
Eastside U-pick blueberry farms
Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm, Bellevue
Located in the lovely Lake Hills Greenbelt area, Larsen Lake is operated by the Bellevue Parks and Community Services Department in order to preserve Bellevue’s agricultural heritage. After filling your pails, stroll the trail near the lake or do some fishing. If it’s hot, head up to the shaded produce stand, where you can shop for reasonably priced peaches, nectarines, yellow tomatoes, and, of course, blueberries. Or just put your feet up on the porch swing. Bring a valid Washington state ID as a deposit for your picking bucket.
Find it: 700 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; 425-260-2266
Get pickin’: Watch for blueberries coming on in mid-July. Check website or call ahead for status. Bring checks or cash. Larsen Lake minimizes chemical and pesticide use.
Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, Bellevue
Located just off I-90 in Bellevue, this historic blueberry farm has been closed during Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail construction. We haven’t heard yet if the farm will be open for U-pick during the 2022 season. If not, never fear! The berries are harvested and sold at the Larsen Lake produce stand.
Blue Dog Organic Blueberry Farm, Carnation
A small, family-owned farm that is certified organic and has a unique U-pick model, Blue Dog grows sweet, certified-organic blueberries. Blue Dog offers U-pick on a membership basis. Members pay $30–$35 for the season and get access to U-pick starting early- to mid-July. The season lasts 3–4 weeks. This model guarantees that members have a less-crowded picking experience. You do still pay for the berries you pick by the pound. This scenic farm has lots of space as well as a little stream to dip toes in.
Find it: 7125 W. Snoqualmie Valley Rd., Carnation; contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get pickin’: Blueberry U-pick generally starts in early July; members may pick at any time they wish, dawn to dark. Be sure to investigate the required membership to see if this makes sense for you.
Henna Blueberry Farm, Fall City
Located in the Snoqualmie River Valley and surrounded by a nature slough, Henna Blueberry Farm grows 10 varieties of exceptionally sweet berries on five acres (they don’t use synthetic pesticides or chemicals). Frogs, turtles, beavers, cranes and other animals make their home in the slough, so pack a picnic and go “critter viewing.”
Find it: 1800 Fall City Carnation Rd., Fall City; 425-806-2751 or 206-605-4601
Get pickin’: Henna Farm typically opens for U-pick this year in late June. Once the season starts, blueberry U-pick is available at the Fall City farm generally Thursdays and Saturdays. Check for updates on the Facebook page.
Bybee Farms, North Bend
Head towards Mount Si and you’ll eventually find this lovely farm, which sits at the foot of the mountain and grows six varieties of U-pick blueberries as well as some raspberries and fresh-picked vegetables. “Beautiful scenery and super yummy berries!” reports a reader.
Find it: 42930 S.E. 92nd St., North Bend; 425-888-5745
Get pickin’: Blueberry U-pick starts in July. Be sure to confirm on the website or by calling 425-888-5745 for the latest info. Normal hours are 9 a.m.–8 p.m., and the farm accepts cash or checks.
Pearson’s Bees and Berries, Renton
A new addition to our list, Pearson’s just got into the U-pick game last year after the Pearson family bought and began restoring the old Kennydale Blueberry Farm. The family grows blueberries and welcomes pickers for U-pick by appointment; check back in July for appointment times to be released when the berries are closer to ripe (typically mid-July). Check out the honey the farm produces as well. Pearson’s publishes a detailed list of tips and instructions for U-pick that’s worth checking out.
Find it: 1733 N.E. 20th Street, Renton; email@example.com
Get pickin’: Watch the website in July for the release of U-pick appointment times and read up on the process in advance. You can also find up-to-date info on Facebook.
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