Somehow it’s already July and that means u-pick season is right around the corner. Most u-pick berry farms are reopening this week or weekend making it a great time to hit the fields. We’ve compiled some of our favorite u-pick spots near Seattle to check out.

Now before you go please make sure to check hours and updates with individual farms as they are subject to change.

Flowers

Sequim Lavender

Looking to pick something other than food? Well believe it or not you can actually pick your very own lavender in Sequim. If you’re really feeling it you can also check out farm tours or just buy direct from farmers. So while you can’t enjoy the normal lavender festival this year we highly recommend that you try picking your own!

Where: Click above to see our picks

Berries (July-September)

Bybee Farms

This farm has been in operation since the 40s and offers 6 strands of Blueberries for pickers to choose from. And they are Stanley, Dixi, Pemberton, Jersey, Blue Ray, and Blue Crop. Did you even know there were that many different kinds of Blueberries? Oh, and they use organic agricultural methods.

When: Daily 9 am-8 pm
Where: North Bend
Cost: 2.75/lb

Larsen Lake Blueberry Farms

This is probably one of the closest Blueberry Farms to Seattle which as you may have guessed also means it’ll be busy. But that being said, people have rave reviews about Larsen Lake Blueberry Farms and its location is accessible.

When: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Bellevue
Cost: Unspecified

Biringer Farms

 

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This farm has strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and even tayberries (a mix between raspberries and blackberries). It’s a great farm to visit if you’re looking for more than one kind of berry. Plus you can also check out the farm stand if that’s something you’re into.

When: Farm Market 8 am-3 pm, U-Pick 8 am-2 pm
Where: 21412 59th Ave NE
Cost: $3.50-$5.25/lb depending on berry

Mountainview Blueberry Farm

This spot is big. Mountainview has 9 acres of land and 7 different varieties of berries that you can pick. However, Mountainview’s berries are conventionally farmed using IPM. That being said, it’s still one of the more popular spots near Seattle.

When: Tuesday-Sunday 8 am-5 pm
Where: 7617 E. Lowell-Larimer Road, Snohomish, WA
Cost: $3.10/lb

Charlotte’s Blueberry Park

And for those of you situated in South Seattle, heading down to Tacoma might be your best bet. So if that’s you, you can try checking out Charlotte’s Blueberry Park which is run by Metro Parks Tacoma. And it’s huge at over 3,300 bushes!

When: Unspecified
Where: 7402 E D St, Tacoma, WA
Cost: Free

Olalla U-Pick Blueberry Farm

Gotta love organic. Olalla is another great spot for those of you looking for specifically organic Blueberry farms. And during the pandemic, they are operating on time slots so be sure to book ahead for your preferred timeslot.

When: By appointment
Where: 12257 Arab Lane Olalla, WA
Cost: Unspecified

Blue Dot Farm

On the topic of appointments, Blue Dot is also running on a by appointment picking schedule during the pandemic. And while blue Dot is a small family-run farm, they have 9 primary varieties of Blueberries and 7 other varieties. Which is pretty dang good.

When: By appointment
Where: 21010 SE 416th Street
Cost: $30 for large buckets, $15 for small buckets

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Bow Hill Blueberries

Bow Hill also likes to keep things organic and they happen to be one of the oldest if not the oldest family-run blueberry farm in the Skagit Valley. So you can be sure that they know their stuff. Not to mention, they’re the perfect stop on a day trip in the Skagit Valley.

When: Monday-Thursday 10 am-5 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 11 am-6 pm
Where: 15628 Bow Hill Rd
Cost: $3.55/lb

Broers Farms Inc.

And if you want certified organic then Broers is the place for you. Not to mention they also have multiple other berry varieties. So you can snag blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and marionberries. Because variety is key.

When: Varies by day
Where: 18228 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA
Cost: $3.50/lb

Bryant Blueberries

If you want more variety in berries, Bryant has you covered. Not only do they have blueberries but they also have a hybrid of raspberries and blackberries known as tayberries. And they also have boysenberries and currents. So you could say they’re one of the most unique blueberry farms near Seattle.

When: Tuesday-Thursday 8 am-4 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am-4 pm
Where: 5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA
Cost: $2.50/lb

Blue Dog Farm

Blue Dog is another farm that takes its organic practices very seriously. They also offer a unique membership program for dedicated u-pickers. So if you want the ability to pick at any time, consider a membership. You’ll still have to pay by the pound but hey that flexibility sure sounds worth it to us.

When: Members can pick daily from sunrise to sundown
Where: 7125 W. Snoqualmie Valley Rd, Carnation, WA
Cost: $3.10/lb

Apples (August-October)

Swans Trail Farms

 

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This Snohomish Farm has 5 acres of delicious Honeycrisp and Jonagold apples for you to pick while supplies last. And during apple season we recommend getting out there sooner rather than later because you’ll want to have the best selection of available apples.

When: Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-6 pm
Where: 7301 Rivershore Rd, Snohomish
Cost: $3.00 lb

Jones Creek Farm

Now if you want to go really crazy, this farm has over 50 varieties of u-pick apples. Yes 50, so you can truly try them all if that’s something you’re into. But be sure to check their harvest calendar here before you go in case you’re looking for a specific variety.

When: Daily 10 am-5 pm
Where: 32260 Burrese Rd, Sedro Woolley
Cost: $1.50 lb

Curran Apple Orchard

Surprise folks, this Tacoma orchard is actually free! But for that reason, you can expect it to get over picked. However, it’s still worth checking out if you’re going to be in the area. Because who doesn’t love free fruit??

When: Daily 7 am-9 pm
Where: 3920 Grandview Dr. W, University Place
Cost: Free

West Valley U-Pick

And if you’re into all things natural, you might want to make the drive to Yakima for West Valley U-Pick. Because they have u-pick available for apples and a ton of other produce options as well. So if you want to go big, go here.

When: Monday-Saturday 8 am-7 pm, Sunday 9 am-5 pm
Where: 11901 Zier Road, Yakima
Cost: $0.85 lb

Bellewood Farms

And finally, we have to cap the list with one of the largest apple orchards in western Washington. If you’re wondering, you’ll be looking at about 25,000 trees. So you’ll have a whole lot of tasty trees to pick from.

When: Wednesday-Sunday 9 am-5 pm
Where: 6140 Guide Meridian Dr, Lynden
Cost: 5lb basket $13.97 (2.79/lb), 25lb bag $67.97 (2.69/lb)

We hope that you get out there and check out these amazing u pick farms. Again please double-check hours before you head out in order to avoid disappointment. Be sure to tag us in any picking photos that you get!