It has been, and continues to be, a different kind of growing season for Whatcom County farmers. 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.
For a list of farms outside of Whatcom County, and for more details in our area, go to http://smallfarms.wsu.edu to search for a farm and crop locator, hosted by Washington State University’s Small Farms Team; or go 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.
7655 Melody Lane, Ferndale
Open for u-pick strawberries June 10-15; call for updates on other berries.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Fresh berries available at farm stand at Fairway Shopping Center, Lynden. Frozen berries available year-round. The family farm uses conventional, sustainable practices growing Northwest varieties of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.
Bees Choice Honey
7249 Secluded Lane, Ferndale
360-815-3989, Bees Choice Honey on Facebook
June 15-Dec. 31
Open 24/7, self-serve.
Bees Choice Honey is a family-owned and operated business providing local raw honey, creamed honey, and beeswax. Free samples.
6140 Guide Meridian
Open daily 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Produce available beginning mid-August: sweet corn, Gravenstein apples and Red Clap pears. Twenty varieties of apples and pears will follow. Pumpkins and winter squash Oct. 1. U-pick and we-pick. Are salmon-safe farm.
Bellingham Country Gardens (the Grubbs family farm)
2838 E. Kelly Road
Open June 6 through October, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
No-spray u-pick, berries and veggies.
6799 Old Guide Road
Open June 1 through Labor Day, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
U-pick strawberries starting about June 1. Also u-pick raspberries, blueberries, and corn when ripe. We-picked strawberries at Pole Road at Guide Meridian, Smith Road at Guide Meridian, and Sunset/Orleans Shell Station, 10 a.m. until sold out daily.
Boxx Berry Farm
6211 Northwest Road, Ferndale
Open June 1 through September, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
U-pick and we-pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and flowers. Also a variety of homegrown vegetables and Eastern Washington fruit; homemade jams and syrups; fresh strawberry shortcake, and ice cream cones.
Cloud Mountain Farm Center
6906 Goodwin Road, Everson
We-pick farm stand open June 5 through Nov 22.
June 5-30: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
July 1- Nov. 22: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
We-pick certified organic strawberries and mixed vegetables, including tomatoes and peppers. Farm-ripened local cherries, apples, pears, peaches and small berries. U-pick pumpkins in October.
Generations Blueberry Farm
2298 Stickney Island Road, Everson
360-966-2600, Generations Blueberry Farm on Facebook
Beginning of July until mid-August, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
No-spray, u-pick and fresh-picked blueberries. Call ahead to place large orders.
Grandpa’s Farm (Wendell and Loi Feenstra)
9222 Benson Road, Lynden
Open late June or early July, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Duke blueberries; u-pick or we-pick, always fresh and available.
7892 Enterprise Road, Ferndale
Open mid-July to Sept. 15, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily.
U-pick, no-spray. Will pick if order by phone.
Haugen’s Raspberries and Blueberries
577 E. Pole Road, Lynden
Opening approximately the last week of June to about Aug. 8.
Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Highest-quality Meeker raspberries and Duke blueberries; u-pick field and we-pick stand.
1920 Harksel Road, Ferndale
Opening in late June or early July.
U-pick pie cherries and sweet cherries, $5.50 a pound. A non-certified organic orchard.
Kamm Creek Farm
850 Hampton Road, Lynden
May-October; See website or Facebook for seasonal hours.
No-spray strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and currants at farm stand and u-pick patch. Corn and pumpkins in the fall.
Located 100 feet east of 1792 Bradley Road, Lynden. Drive into field next to sign, blueberries on right.
360-319-8481, Koetje’s Blueberries on Facebook
Open for u-pick and fresh-pick approximately July 1 through Sept. 15.
Picking: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Stand open daily at 909 Front St., Lynden.
Four varieties of blueberries, early, mid, and late season. Bring own containers for transporting home; 24-hour notice for orders. Call to confirm early and late season picking dates. Family-owned business.
Koskela Blueberry Farm
943 Piper Road, Ferndale
July 23-Aug. 25
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Fresh market and u-pick blueberries.
Lubbe Organic Strawberries and Veggies
3200 Lindsay Road, Everson
360-510-3510, Lubbe Organic Strawberries and Veggies on Facebook
Open for u-pick organic strawberries and raspberries, to be determined by availability. Farm stand open 10 a.m. most days through July. Call ahead for evenings and after July. Order ahead for we-pick berries; five varieties, plus garlic, herbs, pepita seeds, other veggies.
371 Birch Bay Lynden Road, Lynden
360-815-0631, LynBlue Farms on Facebook
Open September through November, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday.
U-pick, no-spray grapes, and we-pick pumpkins for $2 each. Daily roadside stand offers variety of vegetables.
7613 Flynn Road, Lynden
360-389-7410 or 360-318-8486, Mellema Farm on Facebook
Open May 26-July 1
U-pick and stands open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Honeoye and Puget Reliance strawberries, u-pick and we-pick.
Stand near Safeway at Bay-Lyn Drive at Guide Meridian in Lynden, and on Grover Street by Edaleen Dairy store in Lynden.
Ramerman Country Stand
351 Birch Bay-Lynden Road (next door to Lynblu Farms), Lynden
Farm stand opening end of July, with availability.
Sweet corn, fresh flower bouquets, peppers, tomatoes, mini-pumpkins, gourds, and more. Special orders accepted for flowers.
U-pick at 6010 Siper Road, Everson, dawn to dusk
Raspberries and blackberries, no-spray, u-pick, 3957 Mount Baker Highway, opening July 1.
Blueberries, no-spray, u-pick ,7845 Noon Road, Lynden, opening July 1.
All locations self-serve, bring cash or check.
4405 Deming Road, Everson
Open late June through September
Start with early blueberries, tayberries; later in the summer with mid-season blueberries, late raspberries and sweet corn. Farm stand only.