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Whatcom County u-pick, farm stands for summer 2015

Maddie Norris, then 6, of Bellingham, crouches to pick blueberries at Bjornstad Farms in Lynden in August 2008.
Maddie Norris, then 6, of Bellingham, crouches to pick blueberries at Bjornstad Farms in Lynden in August 2008. The Bellingham Herald

It has been, and continues to be, a different kind of 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.

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 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.

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. A salmon-safe farm.

Bellingham Country Gardens (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-pick 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, Hauck’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, LynBlu 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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