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Berry season: 9 Seattle-area U-pick berry farms to check out

Strawberry picking is a fun family activity

Visiting a U-pick berry farm is quintessentially summer, and thank goodness for so many berry-picking options around Puget Sound. Typically the strawberry season starts in early June, followed by blueberries, raspberries, tayberries, and blackberries in July/August. Many of our region’s u-pick farms offer more than berries including other crops, play areas, or farm animals.

Here are nine of our favorite strawberry u-picks. Most of these farms offer berries as well.

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A few tips to make the most of your berry-picking outing:

  • Always check farm websites (or better yet, Facebook pages) on the day you plan to go to make sure they’re open. Some farms are open daily; others only on select days and times. Farms can be weather-dependent and will often close early if picked over.
  • The early bird gets the … berry. Mornings are your best bet as fields can get picked over by lunchtime.
  • U-pick fields mean lots of direct sun, so bring your sunscreen, hats and plenty of water.
  • While most farms accept plastic, do bring along cash or checks just in case.
  • Many farms provide containers free of charge, but consider packing along a few extra pails of your own.
  • If your berry picking doesn’t go as planned (we’ve all been there), no worries! Most farms sell boxes of fresh-picked berries (along with other must-try goodies).
Eating berries

(Photo by Molly White)

Snohomish and Skagit County 

Bolles Organic Berry Farm, Monroe

Bolles may not be as large as some of the other U-pick strawberry farms on this list, but as we know, good things often come in small packages. The farm is Washington state certified-organic and offers varieties of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Pick up some organic honey on your way out. Dogs are welcome. Check the Facebook page for daily updates on what’s available.

Opening date: Look for updates on their FB page. There will be u-pick corn and u-pick hazelnuts in August.

17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe / 360-805-1980

Berry picking

Berry picking (photo: Allison Holm)


Swan’s Trail Farm, Snohomish

Open daily from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

U-pick Strawberries and apple

Baby Animals and Berry Festival in June.

Admission: Pricing details here

7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish / 425-334-4124


Bailey Family Farm, Snohomish

Bailey’s is a fifth-generation family farm in the Snohomish Valley, offering acres of veggies, fruit, pumpkins and more. Check the Facebook page for when this farm will open.

U-pick strawberries and vegies through the summer.

12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish / 360-568-8826

Berries at u-pick farm


Biringer Farm, Arlington

Biringer Farm has been delighting families since 1938. Kids can get their post-picking wiggles out on the little playground, or take a spin on the Jolly Trolley.

Strawberries, raspberries, tayberries and blackberries available for U-pick in June and July.

Check the berry alert homepage or Facebook page to make sure fields are open.

21412 59th Ave. NE, Arlington / 425-259-0255


Raspberry haul (photo: Allison Holm)


Schuh Farms, Mount Vernon

This Skagit Valley family farm has been serving up fresh baked pies, berry milkshakes, canned goods, and local produce (including berries!) for years. You can find the farm represented at many Seattle-area farmers markets, as well as gather berries straight from the vine at the farm’s U-picks for strawberries, raspberries, and tayberries.

Check out more information on their Facebook page.

15565 State Route 536, Mount Vernon / 360-424-6982



Remlinger Farms

Remlinger Farms is the Disneyland of Carnation, attracting families with its Family Fun Park, farm animals, steam train and – of course — berries. Strawberries kick off the picking season in mid-June, followed by raspberries.  (And then come the pumpkins)!

Check the website and Facebook page for daily updates and times.

32610 NE 32nd St., Carnation / 425-333-4135

Remlinger Farms

Remlinger Farms (pre-COVID). (Photo by Allison Holm)


Harvold Berry Farms, Carnation

This Carnation berry farm is a family favorite for U-pick strawberries and raspberries

Call first or check the Facebook page to make sure fields are open.

7701 Carnation-Duvall Road NE, Carnation

Strawberry snack

Snacking on strawberries. (Photo by Allison Holm)

South Sound / South King County

Picha’s Berry Farm, Puyallup

This family farm has been in operation since 1904 growing strawberries and raspberries. Pick up cartons of pre-picked berries at both the Puyallup and Tacoma locations; U-pick is only available at the Puyallup location.

Check the Facebook page for updates.

6502 52nd St. E., Puyallup / 253-841-4443

74th and Tyler, Tacoma / 253-389-1702

Picking berries

(Photo by Molly White)


Duris Farm, Puyallup, Kent

Since 1955, Duris Cucumber Farm has grown from harvesting, well, cucumbers, to producing green beans, zucchini, squash, and lots of sweet strawberries and raspberries. Get your fill of U-pick at the Kent location.

Call ahead or check Facebook to make sure it’s open.

Puyallup: 6012 44th St. E. / 253-922-7635

Kent: 25175 Frager Road S. / 253-922-7635


Happy picking!


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About the Author

Allison Holm

Allison has enjoyed writing for various publications and companies over the years, and is currently the Things To Do Editor for Seattle’s Child. She loves farmers markets, coffee shops, used bookstores, and spending as much time as she can in her absolute favorite place: the San Juan Islands.