If you’re one of my Facebook likers, you know I’ve been stalking area blueberry farms for a while now. If you sympathize with my obsession, you’ll be happy to know that berry season has finally arrived at Linbo Blueberry Farm. Linbo is all u-pick, and while not organic, they haven’t used pesticide sprays since buying the farm in 1998. They’ll be open for picking this Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-7PM. Visit their site for answers to all your berry important questions.
If you’re after raspberries instead, you’ll want to head to Foxberry Farm Thursday morning, for their very last round of u-pick.
Foxberry is a unique, small farm in Tacoma. It’s all u-pick, and you can find out whether there are veggies or berries to choose from by calling their information line. It’s tucked down a little side road sort of between the road that curves by the Emerald Casino in Tacoma and Pioneer in Puyallup. Mapquest did a good job with the directions.
If you don’t want to do the work yourself, Picha still has raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries at their stands. SFM fb fans recommend Spooner Farms in the Orting Valley, or if you’re thinking pickles instead of jam, Duris Cucumber Farms has plenty of cukes in (Put me on your list if you’re making some, would you? Henry and I loooove pickles)!
You can find other farm fresh options here. Do call anywhere first, as berries have been particularly fickle this year. Btw, I know Gig Harbor has great farmer’s markets. If any of my readers in that area know of farms or stands to visit, leave a note in the comments, won’t you?
Finally, I can’t forget to mention that in Tacoma you can pick blueberries for free at Charlotte’s Blueberry Park-I know, how cool is that?? The only problem is at last report, they weren’t close to ripe. If any of you head there, let me know if that’s changed.
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