South Sound Area U Pick Blueberry Farms
Looking for a place to go blueberry picking? Here’s a round up of u pick blueberry spots in Tacoma, Auburn, Olympia, Puyallup, and Enumclaw. If you know of another South Sound area place to take the kids blueberry picking, do let us know!
I have only personally been to Charlotte’s, but all of these have been recommended by readers. *We do encourage you to use the provided links before going to any of these to confirm openings. These are small farms and may close unexpectedly. Have fun!
7/2019-Most of these spots are open. A couple are still waiting on berries to ripen. Do check before you go!
Rusty Plow – Enumclaw Several readers have recommended this spot (see the comments).
Blue Dot Blueberry Farm – Enumclaw This is an organically managed farm! Check their site or call before you go 360.825.1623 to be sure this small farm is open
Sweet Briar Farm Auburn This spot is now for sale, so I’m assuming no u pick this year, but have you ever wanted a farm? 🙂
Bob’s Blueberry Patch – Covington/Kent Use the link to check for daily updates. Honestly? The web page looks a little grouchy (read the note about children), but reader Danielle went and had a great time. She was helped by Bob himself, and says it’s totally family friendly and well priced.
Linbo Blueberry Farm – Puyallup The season goes fast at this little spot. Linbo’s berries are pesticide free and generally around $2.50/lb.
Four Elements Farm-Puyallup Offers organic, u pick blueberries in addition to other tasty things.
Meadow Woods Farm Eatonville The friendly folks here invite you to their family friendly farm (see comments).
Eatonville Nursery-Eatonville A reader last year said this spot offered blueberry picking (see the comments).
Charlotte’s Blueberry Park – Tacoma FREE pesticide-free blueberry picking at this public park in Tacoma. Read our full review on this park with blueberry picking in Tacoma. Note from SFM: There are some ongoing safety concerns at this park. I haven’t been recently, and I can’t make that decision for you, but I thought you should know. If anyone *has* been here recently, please leave a comment!
Gile Blueberry Farm – Note from SFM-I suspect this place is permanently closed, but I don’t know for sure. If you do, let me know!
Olympia Recommended by Olympia area mom Gretchen of the fun blog, That Mama Gretchen. If you’re looking for a new mom to follow, you’ll enjoy her fun site on her young family’s adventures. Note from SFM: This is the only one I’m not sure will be open for 2018 as their page is not updated and one of their patriarchs passed away. I’ll work on getting an update for you.
Note that I have only included South Sound area spots, and I have only included those that offer u-pick. For more options, check Puget Sound Fresh, If you do know of an area u pick blueberry farm that I missed, leave a comment.
Tips for Blueberry Picking
Before you go, be sure to follow these tips:
- At nearly all these places, you will need to bring CASH and your own containers to take your berries home in. You will need your own buckets for picking at Charlotte’s.
- Make sure you have hats and sunscreen.
- Leave your pets at home.
- Go early in the day if you can.
- Consider bringing small toys like matchbox cars that children can run along the rows and play with if they aren’t interested in picking.
- These are small, family run operations. If you have questions about their berries or their growing practices, give ’em a holler!
Read on for links to our other, “Berry good,” berry posts.
Other Berry Adventures:
During the season (typically mid June through early July) you can go strawberry picking at Picha Farms. It’s the only u pick strawberry place in the area I know about.
You may also find fresh, local berries at your farmer’s market now, and several local farms sell flats on site.
If you are looking for products that are pre picked and certified organic, try the Wild Hare Organic Farm in Tacoma/Puyallup (former Terry’s Berries), and the Johnson Berry Farm in Olympia. Their site isn’t working for me now. If you know anything about this spot lately, let me know!
A little later in the year, you can take the kids blackberry picking. Here are our best tips for how to pick wild blackberries!
And, finally these are two books that should be on every child’s shelf, just for fun (these are my affiliate links).