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.
7655 Melody Lane, Ferndale.
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.
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.
Open round-the-clock mid-September through October.
Non-spray filberts and brown walnuts. Dahlias available mid-July at the farm stand.
6799 Old Guide Road, Lynden.
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.
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.
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.
7892 Enterprise Road, Ferndale.
Open mid-July to Sept.14; call for opening date.
Open 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
1920 Harksell Road, Ferndale.
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, email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
Next to 1792 Bradley Road, Lynden; look for signs.
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.
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.
371 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Lynden.
360-815-0631, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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, email@example.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.
360-815-7321, Shumwaysberries.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
4405 Deming Road, Everson.
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.