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Update: Several Coupon Project readers asked about pricing. When I spoke to Katelyn originally, Terry hadn’t set a price, but Angela was quoted .90 a lb-a Great price for organic apples!
There is no charge just to visit the farm, but there is a small charge for the jugs and caps if you want to make cider. I will try to confirm what this is later today. I’d also bring along cash or a checkbook. They Do accept cards, but the machine is frequently on the fritz. Also keep in mind this is a genuine mom and pop operation with a few employees, so if the store gets crowded take the self guided tour of the farm. Be sure to ask if your kids can feed the chickens! Keep reading for my original post….
Oh, I’m so excited!! I just got off the phone with Katelyn at Terry’s Berries, and the apples are finally ready to be picked. If you haven’t been, it’s right on River Road in Tacoma/Puyallup. You can go this weekend, starting at 10:00 AM Saturday or 11:00 AM Sunday. Bring your own containers, or they’ll send you out with wheelbarrows. Poke your head into the store and someone will direct you to the rows available for picking.
You can pick for your eating pleasure, or pick ugly ones to turn into cider right there at the farm. If there is something tastier than fresh apple cider, I don’t know what it is! Keep in mind it isn’t pasturized, so you may want to heat it up first. Ask for directions if this is a concern. Terry’s is certified organic so your apples are free of any of the scary stuff you get at the store.
This is a real, working farm, so expect to find mud, chickens, and the occasional taciturn farm worker. We do this every year, and it is seriously one of our most favorite family traditions. In fact, the picture of my youngest in the SFM banner was taken on an apple picking day at Terry’s!
If you want to make a day trip of your apple picking, I’ve heard really good things about Stoney Ridge Farm in Everson (near Bellingham-waaaay out of normal SFM territory, but it looks really fun).
Went overboard? Read Angela’s post at The Coupon Project on easy, delicious applesauce! Makes me wish my computer had a scratch n sniff option!