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Get ready to pick your summer berries

Prudence Welch picks blueberries while her son, Kyle, then 3, samples them in 2010, at Barbie’s Berries, at 7655 Melody Lane, in Ferndale.
Prudence Welch picks blueberries while her son, Kyle, then 3, samples them in 2010, at Barbie’s Berries, at 7655 Melody Lane, in Ferndale. The Bellingham Herald

Once again, it’s been an early growing season for Whatcom County farmers, with many types of produce available earlier than usual.

Seasonal changes are almost a given for local farms, so call ahead or check websites to see if produce is ready before you venture out.

Farms are in Bellingham unless noted.

For a list of farms outside of Whatcom County, and for more details in our area, go to smallfarms.wsu.edu to search for a farm and crop locator, hosted by Washington State University’s Small Farms Team. Or go to sustainableconnections.org for more about farms, restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses that support local growers.

Copies of the annual Whatcom Food & Farm Finder are available at Bellingham Farmers Market and other locations.

Barbies Berries

7655 Melody Lane, Ferndale

360-384-1260, barbiesberries.com

Opening Memorial day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

June: strawberries; late June: raspberries; July: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries; August: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and late strawberries. Frozen berries available year-round; call for orders.

Bellingham Country Gardens

2838 E. Kelly Road

360-223-3724, bellinghamcountrygardens.com also Facebook

June through October, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and by appointment

No-spray strawberry and vegetable u-pick.

Bjornstad Farms

6799 Old Guide Road

360-961-4702, bjornstadfarms.net

May 30 through Labor Day, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Strawberries (Tillamook, Shuksan), raspberries, blueberries (Dukes, Blue Crop), cucumbers, honey.

Boxx Berry Farm

6211 Northwest Road, Ferndale

360-380-2699, boxxberryfarm.com and Facebook

May 26 through Sept. 15. Open weekends in December, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

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

Breckenridge Blueberries

3595 Breckenridge Road, Everson

360-220-4102, breckenridgeblueberries.com

June 25-August, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

U-pick and we-pick certified organic blueberries.

Cascade Blueberry Farm

2667 Willeys Lake Road, Custer

360-366 5188

Now through October, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

Lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, celery, beets, carrots, cabbage, squash, corn, pumpkins, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

6906 Goodwin Road, Everson

360-966-5859, cloudmountainfarmcenter.org

Farm stand open mid-June through Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday

We-pick certified organic strawberries and mixed vegetables. Cherries, apples, pears, peaches, plums and small berries are also available seasonally. U-pick: pumpkins month of October.

Generations Blueberry Farm

2298 Stickney Island Road, Everson

360-966-2600, tammypayton132@gmail.com

End of June opening through Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

U-pick and we-pick blueberries; call ahead for large orders.

Grandpa’s Farm

9222 Benson Road, Lynden

360-354-4547, 360-224-4414, wlfeenstra@hotmail.com

Late June through July 16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

U-pick or we-pick Duke blueberries.

Hauck’s Orchard

1920 Harksell Road, Ferndale

360-384-5967, haucksorchard.com, on Facebook

Late June through October

U-pick sweet cherry and pie cherries. Pie cherries are $5 per pound and sweet cherries are $6 per pound.

Haugen Raspberries Inc.

577 E. Pole Road, Lynden

360-354-4764, 360-815-1344, haugensraspberries.com, Facebook, haugenraspberryfarm.blogspot.com/

June 24-Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday to Saturday

Meeker raspberries and Duke blueberries.

Hunter’s Berries

9531 Garrison Road, Sumas

360-255-3788

June 4-25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Puget Crimson and Shuskan strawberries .

Kamm Creek Farm

850 Hampton Road, Lynden

360-433-7616; kammcreekfarm.com

June 20-August, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Red and golden raspberries, blueberries, red and black currents, grapes.

Koetje’s Blueberries

100 feet east of 1792 Bradley Road, Lynden (drive into field next to sign, blueberries on right); Koetje’s farm stand open daily at 909 Front St., Lynden

360-319-8481, Facebook

July 1 through Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday

U-pick and we-pick blueberries (four varieties); please bring containers for transporting home, 24-hour notice for orders.

Koskela Blueberry Farm

943 Piper Road, Ferndale

360-734-9509

July 25 through August, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday

We-pick and u-pick blueberries.

Shumway’s Berries

360-815-7321, shumwaysberries.com

U-pick no-spray strawberries, 6010 Siper Road, Everson, open now dawn to dusk

U-pick no-spray raspberries and blackberries, 3959 Mount Baker Highway, Everson, July 1, dawn to dusk

U-pick no-spray blueberries, 7845 Noon Road, Lynden, July 1, dawn to dusk

All three of these locations are self-serve so please bring money or check to make your own change.

Williams Farms

4405 Deming Road, Deming

360-592-6720

Late June through September, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Fresh and frozen blueberries, late raspberries, blackberries, sweet corn. Farm stand, limited u-Pick on blueberries only.

Margaret Bikman: 360-715-2273, @bhamentertainme

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