Whatcom farms offer bounty of berries

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJune 15, 2014 

Summer and fall are the seasons to savor the bounty of our Northwest farms.

For a list of farms outside of Whatcom County, and details on other farms in our area that offer everything from lavender to cherries to sweet corn, go to smallfarms.wsu.edu/farms to search for a farm and crop locator, hosted by Washington State University's Small Farms Team; or go to sustainableconnections.org for details about farms, restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses that support local growers.

You also can pick up a copy of the annual Whatcom Food & Farm Finder at Bellingham Farmers Market and many other locations in Whatcom County.

Remember, seasonal changes are almost a given for farms in our area, so call ahead to see if produce is ready before venturing out.

Barbie's Berries

7655 Melody Lane, Ferndale.

360-384-1260, barbiesberries.com.

Opening about June 15-20 through Labor Day.

Farm hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lynden stand: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Raspberry Ridge stand: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries available for purchase at all locations. U-pick available for all berries at the farm only. Check website for opening dates of each variety.

Barbie's is a family-owned farm using sustainable farming practices.

Bees Choice Honey, Russell and Janice Deptuch

7249 Secluded Lane, Ferndale.

360-815-3989, russ@beeschoice.com.

Honey stand on front porch open round-the-clock; pay by the honor system.

Bees Choice is family-owned. Their bees spend most of the time in the berry patch, on blackberries, or in the foothills producing fireweed honey.

Bellingham Country Gardens

2838 E. Kelly Road, a half-mile west of Mount Baker Highway, Bellingham.

360-223-3724, bellinghamcountrygardens.com and Facebook.

Open for strawberries in June and all summer long.

Open for veggies July through October on Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

No-spray strawberries, vegetables, late-bearing raspberries and flowers. Veggies available in clean and easy U-pick plots. The strawberries are sweet everbearing (June and July, and abundant late August and September).

Berg Nut Farm

3236 Massey Road, Everson.

360-966-4479.

Open round-the-clock mid-September through October.

Non-spray filberts and brown walnuts. Dahlias available mid-July at the farm stand.

Bjornstad Farms

6799 Old Guide Road, Lynden.

bjornstadfarms.net.

Open June 12 through Labor Day.

U-pick stand Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and sweet corn. Also three fruit stands that sell strawberries.

Boxx Berry Farm

6211 Northwest Road, Ferndale, about two miles north of Smith Road soccer fields.

360-380-2699 (BOXX), boxxberryfarm.com and Facebook.

Open about June 10 through Sept. 30, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; open weekends in December.

U-pick or we-pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, flowers and vegetables: carrots, potatoes, corn, onions, garlic, cucumbers, dill, broccoli, cauliflower, beets and tomatoes.

Clark's Berry Farm

632 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Lynden.

360-354-1294.

Fresh-market strawberry flats available beginning June 12; sliced and sugared strawberries in buckets beginning June 17, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Strawberry season runs through the end of June.

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

6906 Goodwin Road, Everson.

360-966-5859, cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.

Farm stand open June 14 through Nov. 23.

June 14-30, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

July 1- Nov 23, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Certified organic strawberries and mixed vegetables. Farm-ripened local cherries, apples, pears, peaches and small berries. U-pick pumpkins Oct. 4 through Oct. 31.

Generations Blueberry Farm

2298 Stickney Island Road, Everson.

360-966-2600 and on Facebook.

Open mid-July until mid-August, Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No-spray, fresh pick and U-pick.

Call ahead to place orders.

Hannan Blueberries

7892 Enterprise Road, Ferndale.

360-366-1070.

Open mid-July to Sept.14; call for opening date.

Open 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Blueberries only.

Hauck's Orchard

1920 Harksell Road, Ferndale.

360-384-5967, haucksorchard.com.

Opening around July 4. Call or check website for firm date and hours of operation.

Organic pie cherries and several types of sweet cherries are U-pick only; no pre-orders taken. Limit of 10 pounds per family or picking group this year.

Haugen's Raspberries & Blueberries

577 E. Pole Road Lynden, midway between Hannegan Road and Guide Meridian.

360-354-4764, 360-815-1344, rhaugen1127@hotmail.com, haugensraspberries.com.

Open around the last weekend of June and runs for six weeks. Check for opening date. Open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Meeker raspberries and Duke blueberries. U-pick will be open and a farm stand for pre-picked berries. Call ahead to place orders.

Joe's Gardens

3110 Taylor Ave., at 32nd Street.

360-671-7639, joesgardens.com and on Facebook.

Open the first week of March through mid-October, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closed July 4 and Labor Day.

Family-owned seven-acre, non-GMO, spray-free farm.

Kamm Creek Farm

850 Hampton Road, Lynden.

360-815-4360; facebook.com/KammCreekFarms.

Open June through October, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. through 6 p.m.

No-spray strawberries and raspberries (U-pick and farm-stand); corn and pumpkins.

Kibbe Acres, Inc.

3770 Aldergrove Road, Ferndale.

360-366-9925, jnkhop22@gmail.com.

Self-service farm stand, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Labor Day through early-October.

Comice, Bartlett and Bosc pears; akane, Jonagold and Spartan apples; plums; and peaches and cream sweet cream.

Koetje's Blueberries

Next to 1792 Bradley Road, Lynden; look for signs.

360-319-8481.

Starts mid-July till late September, open for U-pick or we-pick, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Four varieties of early-, mid- and late-season berries, with buckets for picking.

Bring containers for transportation; 24-hour notice for orders.

Koskela Blueberry Farm

943 Piper Road, Bellingham.

360-734-9509.

Last week of July through August, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Farm stand-fresh and U-pick blueberries.

Lubbe Organic Strawberries and Veggies

3200 Lindsay Road, Everson.

360-510-3510 and on Facebook.

Open end of May through July 1, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. most days; call for extended times and call ahead for already picked.

Organic U-pick strawberries. Call for orders for already picked berries; $3 per pound for U-pick, $3.50 for already picked.

Four varieties of Washington June strawberries, also scapes, garlic, six varieties of potatoes, cucumbers, squash and a variety of other vegetables.

Lynblu Farms

371 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Lynden.

360-815-0631, lynblugrapes@gmail.com and on Facebook.

Open September-November, U-pick open weekends only, Saturday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.; Sunday. 1 to 6 p.m.

Farm stand open daily while produce available.

No-spray U-pick grapes, pumpkins, zucchini, squash, and other fruits and vegetables.

Mellema Farm

7613 Flynn Road, Lynden.

360-920-1013, Mellema Farm on Facebook.

Stand location at Bay-Lynden Drive and Guide Meridian in Lynden, open through July 1.

On farm location open for we-pick and U-pick from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through July 7.

Honeoye and Puget reliance strawberries from our river-bottom soil. Sweet corn ready by Labor Day weekend.

Mount Baker Berry Farm

5384 Strand Road, Deming, on Highway 9 between Van Zandt and Acme.

360- 595-2194, mountbakerberryfarm.com.

Mid-July through September (check website for opening day); Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Certified organic U-pick blueberries.

North Field Farm

6726 Northwest Road, Ferndale.

360-380-5257.

Open last week of July or first week of August; call for opening date. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 8 a.m.-8p.m.

Sweet, medium-size blueberries. Bring containers. We pick by request; call to order.

Outer County Hazelnut Farm

6103 Roberts Road, Bellingham.

360-966-7700, deckhandman.com.

Open Monday and Thursday by appointment through November.

No-spray hazelnuts at farm stand.

Ramerman Country Stand

351 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Lynden.

360-920-5340, hattieramerman@gmail.com and on Facebook.

Opening date at farm stand early August (on availability).

Also at Lynden Farmers Market late summer to early fall.

Produce at farm-stand: sweet corn, mini-pumpkins, gourds, winter squash and more.

Items at Lynden Farmers Market: fresh-cut flowers, sweet corn.

Special order: flowers, Christmas wreaths.

Shumway's Berries

360-815-7321, Shumwaysberries.com, shumwayberries@gmail.com.

Fresh sales at The Stand, 3957 Mount Baker Highway, Everson, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Bellingham Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

U-pick at three self-serve stations, with low prices, dawn-to-dusk hours.

Strawberries: 6010 Siper Road, Everson.

Raspberries and blackberries: The Stand, 3957 Mount Baker Highway, Everson.

Blueberries: 7845 Noon Road, Lynden.

Season begins mid-June and ends mid-August.

Open daily; fresh sales Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; U-picks open dawn to dusk.

No-spray raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.

Williams Farms

4405 Deming Road, Everson.

360-592-6720.

Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. starting about July 1 through September.

Starting with tayberries, blueberries, late raspberries, sweet corn in August.

Farm stand and some U-pick on blueberries.

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