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It’s the berries, cherries, and more: Whatcom County farms offer produce for picking

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.

Barbie’s Berries

7655 Melody Lane, Ferndale

360-384-1260, barbiesberries.com, Barbie’s Berries on Facebook

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.

BelleWood Acres

6140 Guide Meridian

360-318-7720, bellewoodfarms.com, Bellewood Acres on Facebook

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

360-223-3724, bellinghamcountrygardens.com, Bellingham Country Gardens on Facebook

Open June 6 through October, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

No-spray u-pick, berries and veggies.

Bjornstad Farms

6799 Old Guide Road

360-961-4702, bjornstadfarms.net, Bjornstad Farms on Facebook

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

360-380-BOXX (2699), boxxberryfarm.com , Boxx Berry Farm on Facebook

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

360-966-5859, cloudmountainfarmcenter.org, Cloud Mountain Farm Center on Facebook

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

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

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.

Hannah Blueberries

7892 Enterprise Road, Ferndale

360-366-1070

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

360-354-4764 or 360-815-1344, haugensraspberries.com, Haugen’s Raspberry Farm on Facebook

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.

Hauck’s Orchard

1920 Harksel Road, Ferndale

360-384-5967, www.haucksorchard.com, Hauk’s Orchard on Facebook

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

360-433-7616; kammcreekfarm.com, Kamm Creek Farm on Facebook

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.

Koetje’s Blueberries

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

360-734-9509

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.

LynBlu Farms

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.

Mellema Farm

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

360-920-5340, hattieramerman@gmail.com

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.

Shumway’s Berries

U-pick at 6010 Siper Road, Everson, dawn to dusk

360-815-7321, shumwaysberries.com, Shumway’s Berries on Facebook

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.

Williams Farms

4405 Deming Road, Everson

360-592-6720

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.

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