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.
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Copies of the annual Whatcom Food & Farm Finder are available at Bellingham Farmers Market and other locations.
7655 Melody Lane, Ferndale
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
June through October, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and by appointment
No-spray strawberry and vegetable u-pick.
6799 Old Guide Road
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
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.
3595 Breckenridge Road, Everson
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
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
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
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.
9222 Benson Road, Lynden
360-354-4547, 360-224-4414, email@example.com
Late June through July 16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
U-pick or we-pick Duke blueberries.
1920 Harksell Road, Ferndale
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
June 24-Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday to Saturday
Meeker raspberries and Duke blueberries.
9531 Garrison Road, Sumas
June 4-25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Puget Crimson and Shuskan strawberries .
Kamm Creek Farm
850 Hampton Road, Lynden
June 20-August, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Red and golden raspberries, blueberries, red and black currents, grapes.
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
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
July 25 through August, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday
We-pick and u-pick blueberries.
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.
4405 Deming Road, Deming
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.