Updated: August 18, 2022: It’s blueberry picking time for these farms. Many farms are closing early due to the heat though, so be sure to call the farm to check hours.
Bring your little helpers to visit one of these Puget Sound area blueberry U-pick farms. Blueberries are an ideal U-pick crop—you get to stand upright and there are no thorns! Not to mention they’re a “superfood” that both kids and adults will eagerly gobble up. Remember to call first to make sure the farm is open and there are berries for picking. Some farms are open in July, while others don’t usually get going until August. The season continues into September.
Here are a few tips for before you pick:
Some blueberry U-pick farms are cash or check only, so be prepared. (Likewise, an increasing number of all types of businesses have gone cash-free.) Prices generally range from $2 to $4 per pound.
Some farms are certified organic, some follow organic practices without being certified, and others take a conventional approach. If you want to know what a farm’s growing practices are, just ask.
Kids are welcome and should be supervised, but most farms do not allow dogs.
You’ll be out in the sun, handling stain-inducing fruit, so dress everyone accordingly. Pack hats, sunscreen, wet wipes, snacks, and plenty of water. Consider bringing a change of clothes and shoes, and some mosquito repellant, too.
North Bend, WA
Opening day is August 1. Call or check this site for up-to-date information.
Fall City, WA
32500 60th Street NE
206-605-4420 (weekdays), 206-605-4601 (weekends) Now open for picking. Bring your own containers or use the ones the farm provides. Check their Facebook page for up-to-date information on which field is open when.
The Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm is owned by Bellevue Parks & Community Services. As of now, blueberry picking will commence in late July/early August. The Parks and Community service department are closing the farm on July 27 & 28 to allow the berries to ripen. When open, arrive at least one hour before the farm closes to pick berries. Check out the farm stand produce when you are there.
2380 Bellevue Way SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Closed for construction of Sound Transit East Link
Berry picking is open. Visit the website for more up-to-date hours.
15628 Bow Hill Rd.
Bow, WA 98232
Keep an eye on the Bow Hill website for more information about opening day. Owners of the farm are thinking that the best u-pick will happen weekends in August.
Raspberries are ready for the picking and blueberries are picked. Blackberries available for picking.
Open for u-pick. Blueberries, tayberries, red and black currants are all available and the bushes are loaded! Farm hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the farm is open on Sat/Sun/Tues/Wed/Thurs. Closed Mon/Fri.
20177 East Stackpole Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Open for picking. Check website for more details.
14355 Kelly Road NE
Duvall, WA 98019
Opening day is July 30 at 9 AM. The berries are ripe and ready for u-picking! Call or check Facebook for the latest information and dates that they are open. Farm also offers date night tickets- a perfect evening filled with blueberry picking, nibbles, relaxing by the fire and dancing.
Call or check Facebook for times and type of blueberry.
Open for the season. Call or go on Facebook for up-to-date information.
Picking starts July 12. Must make an appointment to u-pick. $16 person person 10+ (the cost of picking a small bucket of berries). If you pick more, you will be charged for the amount picked, apart from the entrance fee. Call or book online.
Kent, WA 253-631-3428
Blueberries are ready to pick. See website for more details.
Opening August 1, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. when berries are available. Call for up-to-date information.
Puyallup, WA The 2022 season is over.
Check Facebook for up-to-date information. Closed for ripening, but check back to find out when open again.
Across the Sound
Bainbridge Island, WA
Closed this season because of damage sustained by the weather.
Vashon Island, WA
Open on weekends. Check website for more details on when the farm closes for ripening.
Tempting blueberry recipes:
Try making the blueberry lemon verbena gallette in Send the kids to summer pie school with two Kate Lebo recipes, or follow Rebecca Mongrain’s formula for blueberry lime yogurt pops in The Best, Fresh Summertime Meals for your Family.
Need more berries? Check out the strawberry patches and raspberry bushes at these farms.