Local Berry and You-Pick Farms

Where to Go Berry Picking In Whatcom County, Bellingham, Wa.

Are you looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Whatcom County, Washington State? U-pick farms are a big part of summer, and Whatcom County has some of the best strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry picking in the nation. There are many kid-friendly u-pick berry farms along with u-pick apple farms and pumpkin patches. We also have quite a few u-cut Christmas tree farms, making it easy to create holiday traditions with your family.

 

Since it’s not an activity causing huge groups and outdoors, it’s the right choice for families.  Not only will you get to support local farms, but you’ll also get plenty of fresh berries to head home with after leaving Lynden. These are all a short drive from the Farmstead.

Here on the Farmstead, we do have 55 acres of raspberries you can roam through and pick. If you are looking for large quantities, we ask that you go to one of the u-pick farms located a short drive from the Farmstead. 

When can you find berry picking in Whatcom County: 

Early summer into late summer is best for most berries. Strawberries will be best during mid to late June, while raspberries will be better in July and August.
Blackberries are usually best during June and July, but you will want to wait until late July or early August for the best blueberries. It’s always a good idea to contact the farm ahead of time to find out what’s ripe before you head out. 

 

We truly live in the land of plentiful berries. Whatcom County, on its own, produces 75% of our nation’s raspberries. We may not be quite as famous for our blueberries and strawberries, but locals know these tasty summer delicacies are just as impressive. So get out there and snag yourself some u-pick berries. And, only in case your summer weekends are already booked solid, farmers will be ready for fall for all the apple and pumpkin goodness you could hope for.

Berry Picking in Whatcom County has so many farms open to the public that there is something for everyone – organic, no-spray, conventional, farm stand, u-pick, family-friendly, business and restaurant on-site, rustic DIY Style, and everything in between. To narrow it down a bit, I’ve chosen to focus on a few smaller, perhaps less well-known, no-spray and organic farms.

There is something special to me about finding a farm that none of my guests know about, getting an excellent deal on ultra-fresh berries, and then leaving the cash and a hand-written note on the farm stand table. One of these off-the-beaten-path adventures is just up the road from us. A friend of ours has No-Spray blueberries. Another hidden gem is Home Farm Family, and I consider it a one-stop-shop with a farmstand. You can find the details below.

 

What makes a beautiful Lynden afternoon even better? A trip to pick your strawberries!  Just a short drive from the Farmstead is a very popular U-pick called Barbies Berries. Be prepared to pick a bunch because it’s hard to pass any up once you start picking. Take a deep breath when you arrive on the field because the air smells like strawberries!

 

Here are some of my favorite U pick Farms in Whatcom County. 

* Featured in the pictures is our adorable Grandson, Dawson

Barbies Berry’s 

strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries

 The season typically begins early to mid-June with strawberries. In July, you can pick all three fruits. Visit their picturesque mini-farm offering U-pick/We-pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.  

7655 Melody Ln, Ferndale

Carol’s Blueberries

Just a short drive north from the Farmstead, you will find Carol’s.  A good friend of ours who has no spray blueberries. 

Open 7 days a week, 9 am to dark. $1.00 a pound.  Bring your own containers

2207 Halverstick Rd. Sumas

BelleWood Acres

In the fall is when Bellwood acres comes alive with apples, corn (sweet), cucumbers, pumpkins, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions/refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area.

6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden

Haugen’s Raspberries

The season starts approx—July 1 and runs for six weeks. Haugen’s Raspberries has 18 acres of beautiful Meeker raspberries. We have U-pick and We-pick. 

577 E Pole Road, Lynden

Mamas Garden

Their stand is nestled in the South Fork Valley of Deming Washington in Whatcom County. They are  family owned and operated.

At Mama’s we grow our crops as sustainably as we can. We cultivate our fields with our hands, hoes and tractor. 

2600 Valley Hwy, Deming

One of my Favorites for one-stop shopping!

Home Farm UPick and Events 

Strawberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Apples, Pears, Plums, Red raspberries, Yellow Raspberries, Red Currants, Black Currants, plus already picked vegetables and fruit

Open: Year-round farm stand seven days a week, 8 am-7 pm; U-pick starts in June. Many berries and vegetables can be purchased daily at their Self-Serve Farmstand during the growing season, with lots of local goodies. Too many to mention.

8020 Kickerville Rd, Blaine 

Triple Wren Farms 

And another favorite if you want to learn more about dahlias.  My daughter and I went to the Dahlia Festival last year. Unfortunately, it was during fire season, and it was a bit smokey, but that didn’t stop us.  The next Festival is: September 4, 2021

Triple Wren Farms is a small cut flower farm and artisan florist located just north of Bellingham, WA. 

Seasonally, they have blueberries and a pumpkin patch. 

2424 Zell Rd, Ferndale

Kamm Creek Farm

Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, currants (red and black), raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), strawberries.

Wednesday and Fridays from 9 are to 3 pm; Open other dates depending on weather and crop availability.

 850 Hampton Road, Lynden

 

Boxx Berry Farm

We plant, grow and harvest raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries at our farm. There are u-pick and we pick options available depending on harvest dates.

6211 Northwest Rd, Ferndale 

Breckenridge Blueberries

Breckenridge Blueberries is a family-owned, certified organic blueberry farm nestled against the foothills of Sumas Mountain in Everson. Our 5-acre farm has nearly 3000 blueberry plants that we harvest entirely by hand. Our farm is perfect for U-Picking; our fields are flat, well maintained, and easily accessible.

3595 Breckenridge Rd. Everson, 

Koetjes Blueberries 

Lynden, Washington, WA 98264. U-pick at the field and will be picking the spartan variety! 

The intersection of Line & Bradley Road

 

Stoney Ridge Farm 

They grow pumpkins and apples and have U-cut Christmas trees. Farm Stand; U-Pick. We celebrate autumn at Stoney Ridge! 

2092 Van Dyk Road, Everson

Know Before You Go

  • Some only offer U-Pick Strawberries on specific dates and times, not daily, so call ahead or check their website.
  • You may want to wear close-toed shoes so that no one trips on uneven ground.
  • Keep a close eye on your children in the parking lot because it can get crowded with cars.
  • Buckets are usually provided in the fields, but it’s good to bring your own containers to carry the berries home. Or pay a little extra for boxes.
  • Grubby clothes that can get dirty.
  • Cash or check is often preferred for payment.

For more information on Bellingham, check out our Local Guide, and be sure to enjoy your day before you head back north to your cozy getaway at the Oostema Farmstead. We will keep the light on for you.

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