Where in Northeastern Washington State to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: August 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples have started. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Northeastern Washington State U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Ferry County

Lincoln County

Okanogan County

  • Richard and Peggy Weddle - melons, strawberries, tomatoes,
    32026 highway 97, Tonasket, WA 98855. Phone: 509-486-4143. Alternate Phone: 509-670-7483. Email: rpweddle@nvinet.com. Open: Just give us a call; Fresh and frozen strawberries available until July. Directions: 5 miles north of Tonasket, WA on highway 97 on east side of highway. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 20, 2011)

Pend Oreille County

Spokane County

  • Bodacious Berries and Fruit - Raspberries and Blackberries.,U-Pick and Picked
    16004 N. Applewood Lane, Mead, WA 99021. Phone: (509) 238-2489. Email: jscldeitz@gmail.com. Open: call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: Call for directions. Other harvested seasonal fruits and vegetables available. Bring the entire family for a great day of berry picking adventure. Farm fresh and family centered. Season begins Early July, call ahead to confirm start date.
  • Carver Farms - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    9105 N. Idaho Road, Newman Lake, WA 99025. Phone: 509-226-3602. Email: scarvier@yahoo.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. You pick gladiolus in August and September. You pick popcorn in October. Direction sheet provided on drying and popping. Crop availability: Basil - Available July through frost. Beans - late July through frost. Beets - late July through frost. Cabbage - July through closing. Carrots - August through closing. Corn - August through heavy frost. Cucumber - late July through frost. Egg plant - late July through frost. Lettuce - late July and August. Onions - late July through October. Peas - mid to late July. Peppers - late July through frost. Popcorn - October. Potatoes - You dig - mid-August. Pumpkins - You pick and picked. All sizes from mini and pie pumpkins to large Halloween monsters! Available October. Squash - summer types - late July through frost. Winter - Available mid September through October. Raspberries - mid-July and August. Strawberries - We have Ever-bearing variety this year. Available mid-July through frost. Tomatoes - August to mid-September. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: January 10, 2011)  (UPDATED: October 17, 2013, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on August 09, 2009: "It's my favorite. Those that own the farm love the work. Those that work there love the place and are always friendly and ready to help." (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: August 09, 2009)
  • Cherry Hill - cherries, peaches, raspberries (red), gift shop, porta-potties, farm animals
    18207 North Sands Road, Mead, WA 99021. Phone: (509) 238-1987. Alternate Phone: (509)238-1978. Email: ronda@cherryhillwa.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. U-Pick or Picked cherries, Come and enjoy our beautiful view of Mt. Spokane and pick Cherries (Bing, Rainier and Pie). Trees pruned low for EZ picking.  (UPDATED: February 09, 2013)
  • The Cherry Shack - U-Pick and Picked cherries, apricots, apples, pears, picnic tables
    8709 E. Green Bluff Road, Colbert, WA 99005. Phone: (509) 238-9183. Open: call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: Call for directions.
    Varieties: cherries (Bing, Rainier, Lambert, Pie); apricots (Tilton and Perfection); apples (18 plus varieties from early to late season); pears (Bartlett and d’Anjou). Garden fresh vegetables, fresh pressed cider, local honey, jams, home-baked goods, stoneware and wheel thrown pottery. Come browse our little Red Orchard Store! Picnic tables for your enjoyment.
  • Garden Gate Lavender Farm - Uses natural growing practices, carrots, cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices, rhubarb, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, lavender, Honey from hives on the farm, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    16510 W Boone Lane, Medical Lake, WA 99022. Phone: 509-244-0767. Email: Vivian@gardengatelavender.com. Directions: From Spokane take I-90 West to Hyw 2, Go Past FAFB main gate, turn right on Dover, Right on Deno to entrance gate. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in May through September. Open: June to September We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. U-Pick Lavender culinary and fragrant varieties. Festival 2nd weekend in July.
  • Green Bluff Gardens - Picked and U-Pick cherries
    9510 East Green Bluff Road, Colbert, WA 99005. Phone: (509) 238-5196. Open: call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: Call for directions. Featuring, as the fruit ripens, Raspberries, cherries, Bing, Lambert & Pie Cherries. Awesome Peaches! Just Right! apricots, Nectarines, Plums, 13 varieties of apples. Huge pumpkin Patch.
  • Green Bluff High Country Orchard - U-Pick and picked Cherries, Peaches, Raspberries, Apples, Apricots and Pears
    8518 E. Green Bluff Road, Colbert, WA 99005. Phone: (509) 238-9545. Open: see their website or call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: See their website or call for directions. The Big Red Barn with Country Charm. Joe and JoAnne Smatlan welcome you to their orchard and country store - gifts, antiques and decor U-pick  and prepicked local produce. Enjoy unique gourmet lunches, fresh baked pies/pastries, ice cream and espresso treats. Bring a group for a special farm experience – company, family or church celebrations.
  • Hansen's Green Bluff Orchard LLC - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, cherries, currants (red and black), flowers, grapes, peaches, plums, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), rhubarb, summer squash, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    8215 East Green Bluff Road, Colbert, WA 99005. Phone: 509-238-4902. Email: hansenrtkd@aol.com. Open: daily 9am to 5pm as fruit ripens; Call or check website for closures. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We're located on the historic west side of Green Bluff, north of Spokane WA. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries in July, peaches in August, apples and cider throughout September and October; Choose your own Christmas Trees day after Thanksgiving. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: February 20, 2010) (UPDATED: May 26, 2011)
  • Harvest House and Orchard - U-Pick raspberries, cherries, peaches, pears, apricots, rhubarb and apples, Farm Market, Restaurant & Bakery.
    9919 E Greenbluff Road, Colbert, WA 99005. Phone: 509-238-6970. Open: daily, see their website or call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: See their website or call for directions.We grow over 100 Varieties of Fruit for U-PICK or picked! Green Bluff’s Market for Klicker Strawberries. Wines, Gifts, Gourmet Foods, Cider, Festivals & Special Events. Home of .... “FRIENDLY FAMILY FARM FUN”!!!
  • Hidden Acres Orchards - U-Pick and picked raspberries, Cherries, Peaches, blackberries, Cots, Prunes, apples (many varieties), Jams, apple butter, take and bake pies, Gift Packs, Gift Shop, Educational Tours, Pumpkin Patch. Festival Fun includes: Hayrides, Corn Maze, picnic area
    16802 N. Applewood Lane, Mead, WA 99021. Phone: (509) 238-2830. Email: hiddenacreswa@msn.com. Open: see their website or call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: See their website or call for directions. Penelope pumpkin, Lunch, Live Music, Tepee, Cabin, Photo Opts galore. Covered picnic tables. Ample Parking.
  • Knapp's - blackberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tayberries, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    7722 E Ballard Road, Colbert, WA 99005. Phone: (509) 238-2640. Email: knapps@windwireless.net. Directions: North of Spokane on the West side of Green Bluff. We are the second place on the right. Click here for a map to our farm. Strawberries June to July, Tayberries July, Black Raspberries July, Summer Red Raspberries July, Fall Red and Yellow Raspberries September, Blackberries August and September, Pumpkins, Winter Squash, Fall Farm Fun October;. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: March 23, 2009)
  • Mrs. Kalin's Barn -  U-Pick Cherries and raspberries, picnic area
    17911 N. Day Mt. Spokane Road, Mead, WA 99021. Phone: (509) 238-9469. Open: call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: Call for directions. Unpack your picnic basket. Relax and enjoy a day in the country. U-Pick Cherries (Bing, Lambert, Black Jade, and Pie) and U-Pick Raspberries (Autumn Bliss). Walk the Green Bluff trail. Run through a straw obstacle course. Slide Mega Mountain. Shop for fine gifts, home decor, jeans, and purses. Celebrate special occasions, weddings, birthdays, or company picnics.
  • Piper Farms - blueberries, raspberries (Spring, red), porta-potties
    13911 East Piper Road, Spokane , WA 99217. Phone: 509 951 4755. Alternate Phone: 509 951 4754. Email: piperfarm@yahoo.com. Open: July 15th to August 15th 7 days a week 7am till dark. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 2.2 miles North on Forker Road from Bigelow Gulch Road. To Piper road. Go West 1/4 Mile. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: July 01, 2014)
  • Pit Stop Orchard - Pick Your Own or Picked cherries, apples, plums, Farm Animals
    8903 E. Green Bluff Road, Colbert, WA 99005. Phone: (509) 238-9422. Open: call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: Call for directions.
    Cherry varieties: Rainier, Bing, Van, Lambert, Pie; apple varieties:(Empire, Gravenstein, Spartan, Golden, Red, Winesap, Honeycrisp, plus many more). Prunes, Plums, Vegetables, Jams, Honey, Apple Butter, Fresh Eggs. Doc and Sons Cider, our family exclusive blend! Friendly Folks and Family Values!
  • Robel Orchard - apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, peaches, U-pick and already picked
    19405 North Sands Road, Colbert, WA 99005. Phone: 509-238-1911. Email: robelorchard@gmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 18, 2013)
  • Roening's On Green Bluff - cherries
    17715 & 18102 N. Day Mt. Spokane Road, Mead, WA 99021. Phone: (509) 238-1258. Email: rroening@aol.com. Open: call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: Call for directions. Home of Green Bluff Greenhouse & Nursery and the family orchard. Cherries (Bing, Pie, Lambert, Royal Ann, Vans and Rainier). Pruned low for easy picking. Peaches picked to order (Early Red Haven, Red Haven & Red Globe). Special Event Planning for all group sizes.
  • Smith's Hilltop Orchard U-Pick - cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples
    9423 E. Green Bluff Road, Colbert, WA 99005. Phone: (509) 238-4647. Open: call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: Call for directions. Cherries (Bing, Rainier, Chelan, Lambert); Peaches (Red Haven, Daroga Red, Glohaven). Nectarines and Plums/Prunes. Apples (Honeycrisp, Fuji, Red & Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Empire and more). All U-Pick
  • Siemers Farm, LLC - U-pick Strawberries, Cherries & Peaches,
    11125 E. Day-Mt. Spokane Road, Mead, WA 99021. Phone: (509) 238-6242. Open: see their website or call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: See their website or call for directions.  Venue for special events: Weddings, Family & Company Picnics, Birthday Parties, etc. Apple Festival with Train & Wagon Rides, Giant Slide, Pirate Ship, Safari Animals, Games in the Corn/Shrub Maze, Talking-Chicken & Castle. 50 venders: Sidewok Cafe Foods, Live Music, Arts & Crafts, Indian Corn, Squash, Straw, Cornstalks, Gourds, Apples & many varieties and colors of Pumpkins. Cider, Honey, Jam & Gift Items. EZ Parking.
  • Sundown Brown's Place LLC - cherries, apricots, plums, pears, apples, pumpkins, gourds, picnic area
    17425 N. Sands Road, Mead, WA.. Phone: (509) 238-4803. Open: call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: Call for directions. Cherries (Bing, Rainier, Lambert, Pie), apricots, plums (Red, Italian), pears (Bartlett, Asian), apples (Translucent, Gala, Red and Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Jonathan, Macoun, Spartan, Winter Banana, Liberty). Peaches were planted last year. White pumpkins and a variety of gourds are being added this year. Bring your lunch, family and friends and sit under an apple tree to watch the sunset.
  • Wellen's Luscious Fruit and Antiques - U-Pick and Picked cherries, apricots, apples, peaches, plums
    16420 N. Sands Road, Mead, WA 99021. Phone: (509) 238-6978. Open: call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: Call for directions. Cherries: Bing, Lambert, Van and Pie. Four varieties of apricots, Early Apples, early slicing and canning peaches, Plums, Prunes and 15 varieties of apples. We grow all we sell!
  • Yaryan's Orchard - U-pick or picked cherries, apricots, peaches, apples, nectarines, plums and Honey.
    10229 E. Day-Mt. Spokane Road, Mead, WA 99021. Phone: (509) 238-6261. Open: call for current hours and crop availability. Directions: 1/2 mile east of Green Bluff store. U-pick or picked to order fruit cherries, apricots, peaches for slicing or for canning (Early & Late Red Haven, Daroga Red, Rosa, Red Globe, Canadian Harmony). We offer a large variety of apples (Early Gold, Gala, Macintosh, Jonathan, Red & Golden Delicious, Johnagold, Honey Crisp, Cameo, Fugi, etc.)

Stevens County


Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Okanogan County

  • Richard and Peggy Weddle - Farm stand / farm market on a farm,
    32026 highway 97, Tonasket, WA 98855. Phone: 509-486-4143. Alternate Phone: 509-670-7483. Email: rpweddle@nvinet.com. Open: Just give us a call; Fresh and frozen strawberries available until July. Directions: 5 miles north of Tonasket, WA on highway 97 on east side of highway. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 20, 2011

Spokane County

  • Cherry Hill - Cherries, Raspberries, Peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals
    18207 North Sands Road, Mead, WA 99021. Phone: (509) 238-1978. Email: ronda@charryhillwa.com. Open: We are only open when the Cherries, Raspberries and Peaches are in season; Please check out our web site or call first before coming out. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: March 10, 2012)
  • Dan's Fresh - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Uncovered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, blackberries, blueberries, eggplant, herbs/spices, lavender, peppers, raspberries (red), tomatoes,
    Spokane Farmers Market on 2nd avenue between Division and Browne, Spokane, WA 99212. Phone: 509-294-6340. Email: Dan@DansFresh.com. Open: Wednesday Mornings 8 to 1 pm June through October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Downtown between Division (northbound one way) and Browne (southbound one way) on 2nd Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Wednesdays June through October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. (ADDED: September 10, 2009)
  • Piper Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Preserves, jams, jellies, blueberries, raspberries (Spring, red), porta-potties
    13911 East Piper Road, Spokane , WA 99217. Phone: 509 951 4755. Alternate Phone: 509 951 4754. Email: piperfarm@yahoo.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 2.2 miles North on Forker Road from Bigelow Gulch Road. To Piper road. Go West 1/4 Mile. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: July 01, 2014)

Stevens County


Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Okanogan County

  • Montague Farm - Lamb, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, farm animals
    Bolster Rd, Oroville, WA 98844. Phone: 509 485 3232. Alternate Phone: 206 799 7663. Email: montaguefarm@yahoo.com. Open: By Appointment only: Monday to Saturday from 8am to 4pm, all year round closed on Thanksgiving Day, 4th July, Good Friday and Christmas Day as well as all Sundays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: East along Chesaw Road from Oroville township to the little town of Chesaw. Past Mercantile and Rodeo Fairgrounds to Bolster Road. First Farm on the Left after the Stop Sign. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. We are are Fiber Farm specializing in Angora Rabbits and Cormo Sheep for fine milling purposes. We also handspin on location. Call for Appointment Monday to Saturday Montague Farm offers knitting and spinning retreats as part of our fiber farm experience. We also teach animal husbandry skills for Angora Rabbits and Cormo Sheep. This farm is a renaissance experience that will charm your creative spirit. (ADDED: November 14, 2013)

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