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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8:00am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in !

Find a local pick your own farm here!

Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Seattle-Snohomish area of Washington State in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Snohomish County

  • Aarstad's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    , 6201 163rd Ave. SE. Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: (360) 568-6067. Open: you must call; they have no web presence of any kind; blueberry season is typically in June, so call in early May to ask. Click here for a map of the area. .
  • Agrobliss Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    5333 Lowell Larimer Road, Everett, WA 98208. Phone: (360) 420-3737. Email: agroblissfarms@gmail.com. Open: Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June call or see them online for exact date as it gets close. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Agrobliss Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: (425) 337-8844. . Call for current hours; expected to be open for picking mid-June (call or see them online for exact date as it gets close).: Coming Soon! Visitors can choose from a wide range of activities that include picking fruits and vegetables (U-pick), tasting foods, having tea/coffee, juice, ice cream, farm shopping, participating in varieties of farm practices/activities. The purpose is to provide recreation and entertainment for the community people. (UPDATED: January 08, 2021)
  • Biringer Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (black), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables or bounce houses, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    21412 59th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (425) 259-0255. Email: info@biringerfarm.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: I5, Exit 208 East toward ArlingtonDarrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it\'s right there. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Biringer Farm Facebook page. . I5, Exit 208 East toward Arlington/Darrington for 2.3 miles. Turn Left on 59th Avenue NE, and it's right there. Strawberries usually start at the beginning to mid-June; Our typical strawberry season is: mid-June through July; Once each crop ripens, they usually last 3 pm to 4 weeks; Annual Strawberry Harvest Fest: 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June from 11 am to 3 pm; FREE admission; Food and fun reasonably priced; Face paint, inflatables or bounce houses, Pig Butt Bowling, animals, pennies -in- the hay;. The long awaited local strawberries will tickle your taste buds with sweet and unmatched juicy flavor along with lots of 'Family Fun in Farmland!' Take the Jolly Trolley and pluck strawberries and raspberries right from the vine. Check out the farm market. Oh me! Oh my!, ..Mile high strawberry or raspberry shortcake! Peck away and kiss it goodbye! We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries, U-pick only
    32 McRae Rd NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 652-8617. Email: emersonsphinx@blueberry-acres.com. Open: see their Facebook page for hours and availability; usually it is mid-July through mid-August. Click here for a map and directions. . Their Facebook page says 2020 prices were U-pick blueberries $3.00/lb. This is a family owned and operated farm since 1972.
  • Blueberry Blossom Farm (formerly Blue Heron Blueberries) - blueberries
    8628 Fobes Road, Snohomish, WA . Phone: 360-568-4713. Email: Beekeeperbaer@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to dusk and Sunday from noon to dusk from early July through August. Click here for a map and directions. . 1 mile north of of Snohomish, 600' west of Bickford Avenue on Fobes Road, or west on 56th Street SE off Hwy 9 north of Snohomish. Call to place orders for same day pick-up. Honey available. Our farm is a family friendly U-Pick blueberry farm (kids welcome!), with just over 2 acres. Normally blueberry season begins in early July and ends sometime in August or early September. The picking season can be hard to predict so we suggest checking our website for seasonal information and picking hours.
  • Bolles Organic Farm - ORGANIC, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
    17930 Tualco Loop Road, Monroe, WA . Phone: 360-805-1980. Email: tualco@msn.com. Open: by appointment; usually starts U-pick with strawberries around the first week of June, followed by the blueberries and raspberries. Click here for a map and directions. . From Monroe turn right on Lewis St. (Hwy 203) at the Texaco station. Cross the bridge, go approx. three quarters of a mile and turn right on Tualco Road. Go west to Tualco Loop Road (red grange building on corner) go right. We are the second white house on the left. Organic farm founded by Dr. Leo Bolles and son to promote chemical-free food to stimulate good health.
  • Broers Farms, Inc. - ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    18228 Tualco Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-794-8125. Email: broersfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River \(Lewis Street\) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 12 mile down on the right side. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Broers Farms, Inc. . daily 10 am to 2 pm for raspberry upick at $3.00/lb June through August depending on harvest conditions; Call ahead, e - mail or check our Facebook for current conditions. From Monroe, take Highway 203 South towards Duvall. At 1 mile past Skykomish River (Lewis Street) Bridge, turn right onto Tualco Road. Farm is 1/2 mile down on the right side. This is an Organic Berry Farm with U-pick. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, thornless marionberries and thornless blackberries. Some years also green bean upick at $3.00/lb (2020 price) . Also sunflowers
  • Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC - follow organic methods, blueberries, Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    5628 Grandview Road, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 474-8424. Email: leslie@bryantblueberries.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm. Directions: Travel on Interstate 5. Take Exit # 208, Arlington-Darrington. Turn East onto Highway 530. Travel 4.5 miles to first stoplight. Take left at stoplight. This is Highway 9, North. Travel 3.3 miles. Turn right on Grandview Road. Travel .25 mile, turn right into Bryant Blueberry Farm driveway. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC Facebook page. . Fax: (360) 474-0210. . Crops are usually available in July, August. Blueberries: July 12 to August 17th. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. In addition to Blueberries, we have Currants, Tayberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries and Aronia berries. New this year, we will have vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, currants (red and black), winter squash, other vegetables, restrooms
    11827 Reiner Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-793-2114. Email: donnelly1@frontier.com. Open: Seven days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm; June 15th to October 15th. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries . Traveling East on Highway 2 depart Monroe and travel approximately 5 miles to a highway stop light. Turn left onto Old Owen Road Not the Old Owen Road in Monroe!. Go up a hill 0.3 miles to Reiner Road (you will see our sign) and turn Right. Travel exactly 2.0 miles to the sign at the entry to our farm and turn right to our parking area. June 15; 10 varieties Garlic and Red and Black Currants; July 10 to August 15; 3 varieties Blueberries; Late July to mid September Supersweet Bicolor corn; Late July to mid September Zucchini, Crookneck and Zuchino Squash; Late July to late August pickling cucumbers and dill; Mid September to mid October Asian Pears; Late September to mid October Winter Squash;. We invite you to call or email before coming. We check our answering machine and emil frequently as well as leave an updated message on the answering machine when products are available. If calling please speak clearly and Slowly with your return phone number or we may not be able to return your call. We've been in operation for 29 years and everything is grown by the Organic Standards. We are Certified Naturaly Grown and members of Seattle Tilth. In operation since 1989, our farm is "Certified Naturally Grown" under organic standards. Flushing restroom in parking area. Picking buckets provided. Boxes and bags for taking home fruit and produce provided free of charge. (UPDATED: May 19, 2016)
  • Gold Bar U-Pick We-Pick - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    1310 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251. Phone: 425 315-2090. Open: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, July and August. Directions: Just off SR.2 at East end of gold bar. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.
  • Hazel Blue Acres - Certified Organic, blueberries, hazelnuts
    430 Hevly Rd, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: (360) 770-7261. Email: hazelblueacres@gmail.com. Open: see their website for hours. Directions: From I-5 exit 208 go west 2.1 miles turn right on Hevly Rd. continue 1.1 miles to end of the road we are the driveway on the right. Come up to the big white Barn. We sell fresh blueberries in season, frozen blueberries and handmade blueberry ice cream made locally with our blueberries by our friends at Lopez Island Creamery. We are . Click here for a map and directions.
    Hazel Blue Acres Facebook page. . open select weekends for hazelnut you-pick in the fall. Blueberry varieties are Reka, Draper and Liberty. Facebook page.
  • Johnson's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries
    17520 187th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: (425) 345-4538. Email: ttlori1@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to dusk, starting in early July. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check or credit cards. . Please check this site daily for updates in hours due to weather and availability. Our 2021 prices are $2.75/lb. If you have any questions, please call. We are a spray free farm
  • Pine Lake Blueberry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries
    21509 SE 28th Lane, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 270-9137. Email: marymcline1948@gmail.com. Open: from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season typically July, August. Click here for a map and directions. Pine Lake Blueberry Farm . from dawn to dusk, seven days a week during the season (typically July, August). The 2021 u-pick price is $2.00/lb. was planted in the mid to late 1940's. There are approximately 16 different varieties of blueberries throughout the field. The farm remains organic and is run on the honor system.
  • Red Ranch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15130 294th Street Northeast, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 425-346-7653. Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, mid July to late August; Other times by appointment. Directions: 7 miles East of Arlington on State Route 530, mile post 28.2. Turn left on 294th Street and follow the signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Fax: 360-435-4451. We do not use pesticides on the crops. A family owned blueberry farm, our Blueray, Blue Crop and Draper berries are the freshest you can get. U-Pick or We-Pick.
  • Skipley Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers, currants (red and black), gooseberries, grapes, Jostaberies, pears, plums, saskatoons, strawberries, Gooseberries, black currants, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    7228 Skipley Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Phone: 206-679-6576. Email: gil@skipleyfarm.com. Open: Mondays 8am to 8 pm from June to October; see website for available produce and updates. Directions: I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to BickfordSnohomish, 12 mi to 83rd, 12 mi to 52ndSkipley go right, down hill, 12 mi on Left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Fax: 425-789-1578. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. I-5 to US 2 East 3mi to Bickford/Snohomish, 1/2 mi to 83rd, 1/2 mi to 52nd/Skipley go right, down hill, 1/2 mi on Left. Strawberries mid June Blueberries, jostaberries, currants, gooseberries Mid august Apples mid October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Again, we EXCEED organic certifiers, even Certified Naturally Grown. We love our bees and butterflies! Spinosad and BT mean death to these sentient and very important insects. Check us out, visit the farm, see what a Holistic Farm runs on. Organic upick fruit, berries and edible plant nursery, scionwood, grafted trees. Near Seattle in Snohomish, PYO apples, blueberries, grapes, berries, currants, more
  • Whitehorse Meadows Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries - you pick or we pick.
    38302 State Route 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Phone: 360/436-1951. Open: Thursday to Sunday, call for hours. Directions: Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 12 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Take exit 208 off of I-5, heading east into Arlington. Follow Highway 530 through Arlington and continue up the river valley to milepost 43. We are approximately 1/2 mile beyond milepost 43 at the white fence on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August. We are certified organic by WSDA. We also have certified organic young plants for sale and fertilized mulch certified. We sell three varieties of certified organic blueberries: Spartans, Rubels, Jersey.
  • Willie Green's - Certified Organic, blueberries, strawberries, Grapes, Mulberries, raspberries, Wild Blackberries!
    19501 Tualco Rd, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 206-390-7929. Open: from late June to August, from 9am to 3pm on Monday to Friday, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed on Sundays. Click here for a map and directions. . See their Facebook for updates. Seasonally grown, organic produce and berries of all varieties. You can also find at the following markets: U-Dist., W. Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue, Broadway, Phinney, Lake City & Magnolia. Note, website is down as of July 5, 2019, but it may be temporary.
  • Woods Creek Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    12109 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360 794-2905. Open: seven days a week, for self service U-pick blueberries; Open until all berries are gone. Directions: 4 miles north of Hwy. 2, turn north at Red Barn Creek Road. Wheelchair accessible. . Click here for a map and directions. Woods Creek Blueberry Farm Open with new management. 2014 U-Pick on the honor system - $2.00 per pound. The berries are the best we have ever had. Huge berries and lots of them. Come get yours before the birds beat you to them.

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

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