Looking for a cost-effective, fun, outdoor summer activity to do with kids? Why not explore some local farms for fresh summer berries! It’s always a good idea to show kids where their food comes from, and to get them involved in the process. No matter the month, there are always fresh berries to be harvested: June has strawberries, July brings raspberries, and August follows with blueberries.
Check out these farms to plan your next U-pick adventure! Be sure to call ahead to confirm hours and berry availability, since berries ripen based on the weather (thanks to Parent Map for this great information!).
Remlinger Farms: Carnation, WA
Bryant Blueberry Farm: Arlington, WA
Mercer Slough & Larson Lake Blueberry Farms: Bellevue, WA
To find additional U-pick farms, visit pugetsoundfresh.com, click “Find a Farm” and search for U-pick.
For more information on Urban Foraging and berry types, storage, and picking tips, read this article at ParentMap.com