Whatcom County is the largest producer of blueberries and raspberries and the fifth largest producer of strawberries in the entire United States. We basically live inside a farmers market. Our growing zone sustains an incredible variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers. U-Pick farms provide entertainment and teach kids where food comes from, how it grows and about healthy eating habits. Put the family to work with a micro adventure in the fields. Kids are more likely to eat vegetables when they pick them. Getting back to nature is what summer is all about. 

There are over a dozen U-Pick locations within a beautiful 45-minute, countryside drive of Bellingham. Not only is it a great excuse to get out of town, the prices are discounted when you do the picking. Try different varieties and learn about the flavor profiles that make each berry different.

Blueberry bounty at Barbie’s Berries. Photo credit: Jessica Hamilton.

Late producing and everbearing strawberries are available even after June. The second round of strawberries will be perfect for picking at Barbie’s Berries the second week of July. Bellingham Country Gardens also has everbearing strawberries for season-long picking. Blueberries and Raspberries are soon to follow.

Randy Kraght, owner of Barbie’s Berries, claims to have the sweetest blackberries available. After spending years testing various types and ripping out plants that weren’t as good, he’s now has the sweetest and largest varieties available, without clothes-tearing thorns that can put a damper on wild berry picking.

Finding the best spot for wild blackberry picking is a discover-your-own-adventure. For the cultivated kind, we’ve done the work for you.

  • Don’t forget to bring your own buckets! Some farms will provide buckets to pick with, but you’ll still need something to bring your berries home.
  • Opening dates differ for each farm depending on the ripening of fruit, and availability of produce and flowers. Please check the websites or call before you go for current details.

Bellingham Country Gardens

Bellingham Country Gardens is a spray-free, family run garden with everbearing strawberries, raspberries, salad greens, tomatoes, carrots, corn, peas, beans, beets, onions, peppers, spinach, swiss chard, radishes, beet greens, tatsoi (a dark leafy green in the brassica family) and u-pick flowers. This garden has the largest variety open to U-pickers.

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Located at 2838 East Kelly Road in Bellingham.

Waynoka Farms

Kids love picking fresh raspberries. Photo credit: Taylor Bailey.

Waynoka Farms offers blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and black currants.

Open Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Depending on the weather, some Sundays are open with closures on Mondays. Check the site before you go for up-to-date details.

Located at 2274 Pangborn Rd, Lynden

Triple Wren Farms

Triple Wren Farms has spray-free blueberries and pumpkins. They also offer workshops on flower farming.

Open Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. July 14 through mid-August. Don’t miss their pumpkin patch grand opening on October 6!

Located at 2424 Zell Rd in Ferndale.

Barbie’s Berries

Plants loaded with red, ripe raspberries at Barbie’s Berries. Photo credit: Jessica Hamilton.

Barbie’s Berries offers strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries and raspberries.

Open Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Located at 7655 Melody Lane in Ferndale.

Boxx Berry Farm

Boxx Berry Farm offers strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, and a large variety of flowers.

Open Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Located at 6211 Northwest Road, Ferndale.

Mama’s Garden

Their u-pick blueberry patch is open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Located at 5384 Strand Road in Deming.

And be sure to check out their fabulous roadside stand. They carry fresh beef, eggs, flowers, vegetables and fruit and vegetable starts. Watch happy chickens roaming around behind the stand while you shop.
Open every day from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (these mamas don’t sleep).
Located at 2600 Valley Hwy. in Deming

Haugen’s Raspberry Farm

Refreshing raspberries in the hot summer. Photo credit: Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism.

Haugen’s Raspberry Farm offers delicious raspberries and blueberries.

Open Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Located at 577 E. Pole Road, Lynden.

Breckenridge Blueberries

Six varieties of organic blueberries. The Chandler variety grows as large as a quarter!

Open Every Day from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Located at 3595 Breckenridge Road in Everson.

Spring Frog Organic Farm

Fresh berries and other fruits and veggies of all kinds are ripe for the picking at u-pick farms around Whatcom County.

Raspberries, pumpkins, winter squash and gourds.

Open Sundays in July 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for raspberries, and September through October for squash.

Located at 5709 Putnam Road in Everson.

Shumway’s Berries

Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries, loganberries and tayberries (raspberry, blackberry, cross-breeds). If you’re up to try something new, pop by Shumway’s Roadside, self-serve stations on the honor system. Don’t forget to bring cash or check for the money box. There are three locations each offering different types of berries.

Open every day from dawn to dusk.

  • Strawberries: 6010 Siper Road, Everson
  • Blueberries and Raspberries: 7845 Noon Road, Lynden
  • Raspberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Tayberries and Boysenberries: 3957 Mount Baker Hwy, Everson


These delicious apples are ripe for the picking! Photo credit: Tim O’Leary.

Specializing in big juicy apples. Opens for apple season in August. Check the site for details. Located at 1197 Willey’s Lake Road in Ferndale.

Bellewood Acres

Pumpkins and 20 varieties of apples. Open September through November, Wednesday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Located at 6140 Guide Meridian in Lynden.

Apple Creek Orchards

Delicious Jonagold apples. Open in October. Located at 5367 Barr Road Ferndale.

Honorable Mention:

Whatcom County Farm Tour: This is an event worth noting held September 9 – 10, 2018. Local farms open their doors to the public showing their facilities, crops, animals, cheese, egg and dairy production. This tour is an amazing experience.

Come out for a day of fun and stock your fridge; you’ll thank yourself later!

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